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US rifles not suited to warfare in Afghan hills

• AP
The U.S. military's workhorse rifle - used in battle for the last 40 years - is proving less effective in Afghanistan against the Taliban's more primitive but longer range weapons.

As a result, the U.S. is reevaluating the performance of its standard M-4 rifle and considering a switch to weapons that fire a larger round largely discarded in the 1960s.


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From the 100 year old 45acp to the 9mm…and now back to the 45acp for a sidearm.


From the 100 year old 30-06 to the 22 cal (M-16, M-4)…..Can the 03-A3 or the M1 Garand be making a comeback???


Size does matter! It always has.


Comment by Maddawg Mcclowski
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The M-14 Is alive and well so whats the problem ? Just like the one In the picture.. 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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So now we are the Redcoats?

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