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designed to  accommodate a 20-round magazine, the M76 grenade launcher, and the M6 bayonet. The  overall  length  of  the  rifle  (with  a  flash suppressor) is 41.31 inches. The weapon has a muzzle velocity of 2,800 feet per second and a maximum range of 4,075 yards. Empty, the rifle weighs about 9 pounds. Fully loaded and ready to fire, the rifle weighs about 11 pounds. THE M16A1/A2 RIFLE Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter, you will be able to— Identify the differences between the M16A1 and M16A2 rifles. Recognize  procedures  to  load  and  unload  the magazine. Identify   procedures   for   cleaning   and maintaining the M16A1 and M16A2 rifles. The M16A1 and the M16A2 rifles (fig. 11-3 and fig. 11-4)  are  magazine-fed,  gas-operated  shoulder weapons.  They  are  chambered  for  a  5.56-mm  (about .22-caliber) cartridge. The magazine has a capacity of 20 or 30 rounds and may be loaded with any amount, up to capacity. The caliber may seem small, but the bullet has a muzzle velocity of more than 3,000 feet per second and a muzzle energy of more than 13,000 foot-pounds. A forward assist assembly, located on the right rear of the  upper  receiver,  permits  the  operator  to  ensure  the bolt  is  locked  in  the  forward  position.  They  have  a maximum effective range of 460 meters. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE M16A1 AND THE M16A2 The  steps  you  take  when  field-stripping  and cleaning the M16A1 and M16A2 weapons are basically the  same.  However,  there  are  some  major  differences between  the  two  weapons.  These  differences  include the barrel, sights, selector assembly, ammunition, and hand guards of the two rifles. WARNING Ensure  you  are  using  the  proper  ammunition for the M16A1 and the M16A2.  Improper use may cause serious damage. 11-3 Student Notes: Figure 11-2.—The 7.62-mm M14 rifle.



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