Okay, I will come out of the closet and say I will never completely trust the ever popular Black Rifle. (Okay, modular component Sport Utility Rifle)
Not that there is anything wrong with people who love them and use them and cherish them. It is, after all, a free country!
But really, (A) the .223 cartridge can hardly compete with the powerhouse WWII 30.06, (remember? used in “the greatest battle implement ever made”?) and (B) maybe if you tweak the bits and pieces enough you can get some punch at 300 to 500 yards, (a distance vital in the mountains of Afghanistan, for example) and (C) then there is that business about “the forward assist”.
Seriously? A semi or full automatic rifle with a “forward assist” to chamber a round? How many rounds, how many times?
Why not just return to a single shot falling block design?
It would be much more reliable.
So, if push comes to shove, and I must forego my cherished bolt action .308 which will it be– AK47 or AR-15?
Supreme reliability combined with lousy accuracy or reasonable accuracy combined with failure to fire?
Forward assist or open beer? Do the arithmetic.
Beer wins hands down!