Military


M16 5.56mm Rifle


Specifications
M16
Manufacturers Armalite, Colt Manufacturing
Length 39.625 inches
Weight (without magazine and sling) 6.35 pounds
Weight (with loaded 30 round magazine and sling) 7.76 pounds
Bore Diameter 5.56mm (.233 inches)
Rifling Right-hand twist, 6 grooves, 1 turn in 12 inches
Maximum Range 2,653 meters
Maximum Effective Range 460 meters
Muzzle Velocity 3,250 feet per second
Rate of Fire (Cyclic) 800 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Sustained) 12-15 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Semiautomatic) 45-65 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Automatic) 150-200 rounds per minute
M16A1
Manufacturers Colt Manufacturing, Harrington and Richardson, Hydra-Matic Division of General Motors
Length 39.625 inches
Weight (without magazine and sling) 6.55 pounds
Weight (with loaded 30 round magazine and sling) 7.96 pounds
Bore Diameter 5.56mm (.233 inches)
Rifling Right-hand twist, 6 grooves, 1 turn in 12 inches
Maximum Range 2,653 meters
Maximum Effective Range 460 meters
Muzzle Velocity 3,250 feet per second
Rate of Fire (Cyclic) 800 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Sustained) 12-15 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Semiautomatic) 45-65 rounds per minute
Rate of Fire (Automatic) 150-200 rounds per minute
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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