guess what...m14's sucked in the sand too...
right up till they removed the wet lube and went to dry lube.
going backwards is seldom a good move.
for those with short memories. the errors of the early m16s were POLITICAL DECISION, NOT DESIGN ERRORS.

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Remember we are talking about an organization that continued with muzzle loaders, trap door, & bolt rifles because they were afraid the troops would use too much ammo. I saw the conversion from the M-14 to the M-16 = Horse cookies. AND the M-4 Zucked in the sand. I am the kind of troop(X), that if given a Mag fed 45/70 with a decent cyclic rate, would have given up wet dreams.