M16A1 (BRN16a1 clone) to 500yds: Practical Accuracy

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The M16A1 was the first to be a new symbol of the American serviceman. Lightweight, nimble and fired the new 5.56 caliber cartridge in the 1960’s. Nowadays, there are many competitors who use the derivations of the M16A1 as a competition rifle, but exactly how was this firearm when compared to the M14 on the distance course? We clock this Brownells reproduction of the old Colt M16A1 to find out.

The M16A1 was designed as a 300m weapon with limited adjustments on the standard L-sights. We discovered later that the L-sights indeed to not provide any elevation adjustment.

HUGE THANKS to Chris at Small Arms Solutions for loaning us the rifle!

Ammunition used: IMI XM193 55grain 5.56x45mm NATO

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Distance Conversions:
150y – 137m
200y – 182m
250y – 229m
300y – 274m
350y – 320m
400y – 366m
450y – 411m
500y – 457m

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