Fire to Destruction Test of 5.56mm M4A1 Carbine and M16A2 Rifle Barrels
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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This test report examines the effects of firing 5.56mm M4Al Carbine and M16A2 Rifles at a high rate of fire until the weapon is severely overheated and destroyed due to ruptures in the barrel This test indicated the M4At Carbine performs as well as or better than the M16A2 Rifle with respect to barrel ruptures from overheating.
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