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Gun Data for the Day – Day 9

Here’s some information on an old warhorse, the M16A2:

Manufacturers Colt Manufacturing and Fabrique Nationale Manufacturing Inc.
Length 39.63 inches (100.66 centimeters)
Weight (without magazine and sling) 7 pounds, 8 ounces (3.40 kilograms)
Weight (with loaded 30 round magazine and sling) 8 pounds, 13 ounces (4.00 kilograms)
Bore Diameter 5.56mm (.233 inches)
Rifling Right-hand twist, 6 grooves, 1 turn in 7 inches
Maximum Range 3,600 meters
Maximum Effective Range (Point Target) 602 yards (550 meters)
Maximum Effective Range (Area Target) 875 yards (800 meters)
Muzzle Velocity 3,100 feet (945.5 meters) per second
Rate of Fire (Cyclic) 700-900 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Sustained) 12-15 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Semiautomatic) 45 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Burst) 90 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity 30 rounds
Unit Replacement Cost $586
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