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Old December 18, 2012, 08:09 PM   #10
drail
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I don't think the problem in Korea was that the M1 wouldn't penetrate, it just didn't seem to have much immediate effect on the Chinese soldiers. I have talked to Korean War vets who all told me that the guys with the M1 Garands were dropping enemy soldiers with one round way out there while the guys with M1 Carbines were having to drill them repeatedly at much closer range to put them down. Having shot both guns I can believe that. Guys in Southeast Asia who served during the switch from the M14 to the M16 all had similar experiences, at least the ones I have known.
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