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Welcome to Gunsite Academy: Revealing the Truth About the AR-15

Fusilier Wrote: Apr 12, 2013 12:35 PM
Precisely, AZ... John, turn down the flame a bit, because you do not know as much as you think, nor do you read posts carefully enough to respond accurately if your info was correct. No one said the bullet "tumbles" or breaks apart at the muzzle. Effective terminal ballistics of the 5.56mm ball round (M193 or M855) depends upon the bullet yawing upon impact with flesh, and then breaking apart into two or more fragments which create multiple wound tracks during the expansion of the temporary cavity. WHEN that happens, the round is very effective. It happens only at high impact velocities, so very seldom at ranges beyond 200-300 yards. It is, by design, an underpowered assault rifle cartridge inappropriate for most large game.

* Editors note: TOWNHALL News Editor Katie Pavilich is participating in a multi-day firearms training course at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona. Stay tuned for daily dispatches. The first dispatch is below. As the dispatches accumulate, they'll all be available here.

Over the course of the next week, I'll be spending my time at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona learning the ins and outs of the AR-15 and pistol handling. For those of you who don't know what Gunsite Academy is, let me give you an introduction.

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