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What caliber is an M16?
.223 or 5.56
.223 or 5.56
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In the US, Israel, and quite a few other countries, you can get an M16 variant if you enlist in the armed forces. A US civilian in most states can buy an actual M16 from a C…lass III firearms dealer. The rifle will need to be one registered with the ATF prior to 1986. The transfer will require a background check, approval of a local law enforcement chief, and payment of a $200 tax to the ATF. These rifles are expensive due to limited supply - expect to pay upwards of $25,000 for one. Also, you can buy an M16 if you become a Class III dealer or make one if you become a licensed manufacturer. A civilian clone of an M16 (more or less same rifle minus the full-auto capability) can be purchased the same as any other rifle from a gun shop or a private party.
The M16 is an American assault rifle produced by Armalite. It was designed by Eugene Stoner in 1957 and was first introduced in the Vietnam war as the M16A1 in 1963, and has b…een in service with U.S personnel ever since. It is a ..223 calibre, magazine fed, gas operated operated rifle and is accurate to about 600 yards. The original princible behind this weapon was to create a lighter weapon platform. The M16 is made almost completely from plastic components. The 5.56 x 45mm round was specifically engineered to also be light, as it was designed to take the place of the heavier 7.62 x 51mm round of the M14 rifle, as troops could carry more than twice the ammunition with the M16 as they could with the M14. The 5.56 ,when fired from the M16, travels at 3,100/fps and fractures when it strikes flesh causing fatal internal damage. However, the M16 requires alot of maintainence to keep it operational as it has a tendency to jam in humid conditions.
The M16 is an assault rifle that is a .223 caliber / 5.56 mm. like any weapon it is only as accurate as its shooter, It can be very accurate.…
The military just followed there nomenclature because the previous US military battle rifle was the m-14.
Tested as a civilian Armalite (AR) model 15 (AR-15), accepted as a MILITARY MODEL "M" one grade higher "16"; M16.
Traditionally, the US Military designates the year that the weapon was accepted, as the Model number. Such as the Model 1911 Colt .45 (automatic) pistol, or the M-1903 S…pringfield (bolt action) rifle. In the case of the M-16 rifle, Armalite manufactured 14 firearms prior to their AR-15; thus, when the military adapted it, they added military modifications to it, making it different from the AR-15, therefore it was a 16th AR type firearm. Model (M stands for Military Model) 16.
Colt Manufacturing, Diemaco (now Colt Canada), Fabrique Nationale USA, Daewoo Heavy Industries, Chartered Industries of Singapore.
The M16 rilfe used by the US military is caliber 5.56mm x 45mm. This is SIMILAR to, but not exactly the same as the .223 cartridge. The civilian variations of the AR-15 style …rifles are in several calibers including 7.62 NATO and 7.62 Soviet
5.56,hope i helped,by the way my favourite rifle is the m16a2
Proven to be stronger than v ak47 so SERIOUSLY strong good fire rate aswell if better with 3 round burst if u getthis reply III III III III III III Thats da fire rate
while the m16 has held out quite well in the deserts of iraq and the jungles of vietnam it does have some issues, for one, the stock is made out of plastic, which means that i…f you hit it to hard on something you run the risk of breaking it, second the internal pieces are quite complex, and even a bit of sand of mud can cause a jam so it is important to keep it clean always, and third even the metal pieces are made from mostly aluminum so i wouldn't recommend running it over with a car or dropping it from very high up, basically, dont treat it like crap and keep it clean and its a great weapon.
The M16, a 5.56x45mm assault rifle, is based on the AR-15 rifle originally designed by Eugene Stoner, and produced by ArmaLite. Upon entering service with the United States ar…med forces, the M16 name was adopted, and the contract to build these rifles was given to Colt's Manufacturing Company. Since then Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal (FNH), H&R Firearms, the General Motors Hydramatic Division, and Sabre Defence have also built the M16 rifle for the U.S. military.
Noop. an M16 fires a 5.56mm (or .223 caliber) bullet. A .45 caliber shoots a bullet that is ~11.43mm.