25 Comments on "Americans and British can’t go far with the M885 5.56mm"

  1. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 1:14 am |

    @seks03 I “think” the exact same thing I have been saying video after video.
    P.S. I live in an urban area.
    P.S.S. the 5.56 is going to be going right though drywall and 2x4s that are 200ft away.
    P.S.S if your plan is to “shoot it out” from your house, don’t worry about it, it will be over with quick.

  2. I ended up going with the AR .556mm because I live in a urban area with neighbors 100-200ft away, the gun dealer said that with a .308 I would be tearing through my neighbor homes which is something I don,t want to do. What do you think Yankeeprepper about the .556mm in an urban setting like Los Angeles?

  3. IsbianBlackheart | June 17, 2010 at 2:40 am |

    I’ll never understand how people can argue facts with nothing more than I love my gun an it’s made by best company(insert brand name here) an I shoot alot with it. Wish I could afford an ar platform an go with the 7.62 nato round. I had to go a cheaper route an get a cetme instead. With some research an some home brew solutions I have made my 7.62 cetme in to a nice shooter out to 600yds. over 1k rounds shot an no problems as of yet. Keep up the good work.

  4. IsbianBlackheart | June 17, 2010 at 3:15 am |

    I’ll never understand how people can argue facts with nothing more than I love my gun an it’s made by best company(insert brand name here) an I shoot alot with it. Wish I could afford an ar platform an go with the 7.62 nato round. I had to go a cheaper route an get a cetme instead. With some research an some home brew solutions I have made my 7.62 cetme in to a nice shooter out to 600yds. over 1k rounds shot an no problems as of yet. Keep up the good work.

  5. My M-4 and FAL will eventually be stand by and handed to ally neighbors/family when the SHTF. I’m looking for an AR platform that I can change uppers from 5.56 to 7.62 NATO and be able to carry both in my BOB.

  6. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 4:08 am |

    @MountainRecluse Throw a fit. Be my guest and unsubscribe. It’s not a popularity contest jarhead. You are the only one that can choose to learn or not to. People stay ignorant on purpose and it’s the ignorant that are the real problem in the world.

  7. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 4:35 am |

    I believe the Ar is an ingenious rifle platform. And the 5.56 is great for CQC, 220 yards or less.
    But in the hands of a good rifleman, the 5.56 is not enough round. When the military found out only 4 out of 10 soldiers actually pulled the trigger against the enemy in WW2, they went the way the rest of the world went….slinging more ammo down range and hope it hits something. Spray and pray. The 308 is a rifleman’s round, If you can learn to shoot, it will do everything.

  8. 80spodcastchannel | June 17, 2010 at 5:03 am |

    right here on youtube my brother.
    80spodcastchannel..
    please feel free to sub and add me as a friend.
    P.S. i’m called “the Dude”
    glad to shed a bit of light on a serious problem. the main purpoise of the AR-15/M16 was weight saving and URBAN encounters with mild field use..not a primary hard core rifle.
    thanks man..seeya Dude

  9. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 5:25 am |

    OMG….were have you been all my channel life? Everyone else seems infected with, “I SEEN IT ON TV, SO I KNOW ALL ABOUT IT” syndrome.
    Ballistics don’t lie.

  10. 80spodcastchannel | June 17, 2010 at 5:31 am |

    actually the biggest problem is the 14.5 ” barrel length, you just tailed off at LEAST 600FPS,and well know that the 5.56MM needs speed for effectiveness.
    you want to reach out? get the DMR and Mk 262 or MK318 MOD 0 enhanced .
    the 77 grainers really halp at extreme ranging.BUT it is never a substitute for a 7.62.I love my AR’s but even I know there is times to drag out the M1A.
    also the gun is USED INCORRECTLY it isnt a LMG/front line gun. it is a light duty mostly carry, the wear shows it

  11. DHCallahan | June 17, 2010 at 5:56 am |

    5.56 is an inadequate round for most people’s use IMO. If your using an M4 and you have a supply line artillery, air support etc then depending on the mission or situation I might choose that over .308 since I can carry more rounds. + there is some strategic logic to the smaller 5.56’s maiming effects. The 5.56 is very good at wounding and bouncing around leaving you an injured combatant to rely on your buddy to pull you out and patch you up. Net loss in the fight is now two instead of one.

  12. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 6:10 am |

    No, the data is not wrong. That is 2000 FPS at 300 yards, which is the whole point of the video. There are not talking about shooting someone at the end of your barrel. The M885 CAN’T KILL EFFECTIVLY on the shot. The 5.56 depends upon hydrostatic shock to kill, and on a long shot it does not have the energy to take advantage of that.

  13. liabatud67 | June 17, 2010 at 7:10 am |

    My .35 Remington in Hornady ammo has 2225ft per second & 2198 Energy Ft Lbs out of the muzzle with 1963/1711@100.

    It’s a newish ammo that does well in the lever actions out there. 🙂

  14. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 8:02 am |

    “You can lead horses to water but you can not make them drink” is one of the truest statements ever penned.

    I am not trying to make horses drink however, that’s why you won’t find me going to other channels and wasting my time trying to convince them with TRUTH. I am merely trying to provide water to those that really want it.

  15. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 8:45 am |

    WRONG and here is why..THE FACTS-

    7.62x51mm NATO ~1,450 ft/lbs (1,965 joules) @ 2,125 fps
    7.62x39mm Soviet ~690 ft/lbs (935 joules) @ 1,585 fps
    5.56x45mm NATO ~550 ft/lbs (745 joules) @ 2,000 fps

    This is why the British and American Military’s are having problems with the M885 5.56mm because it’s NOT better than the 7.62 x 39 at LONG RANGE.
    The AR is more accurate than the AK at long range but if the 7.62 hit’s you, it’s more effective at killing than the 5.56.

  16. AwakeAndDangerous | June 17, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    Nuttn’s comparison was between the 5.56 and 7.62×29. He showed the 5.56 to be better than the AK round at long range, but you’re still way better off with a .308 (7.62×51).

  17. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 9:08 am |

    LOL!

  18. wormfacewarrior | June 17, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    Great vids bro keep em coming. 556 is a fair round so long as your planing on slaping an aimpoint on it and using it for cqb and such. But.. the first thing Im grabbing in a SHFT is gotta be 308! My personal fav is a FAL 16″ barreled para model w/ a 1-4x nightforce. Compact, hard hitting, good out to 300yds. (Im sure more just not in my hands) Good all around. Just curious, what would you pick as your “do every thing fair” compact cabine if you had to tear outta dodge in a urban enviroment?

  19. I know right? I like totally ran out of room on the post before I ran out of room in the b.o.b.!

    Wrong time to give up doing 9 posts in a row. A given is the gas, a whole bunch of climbing clips, 3 old orange Christmas trees, a soldering torch on a tank of propane, a 20 x 30′ pole tent, a few cases of assorted beers on ice, a full bar setup, a bbq smoker, an assortment of dutch ovens, a case of big can’s of dinty moore beef stew, gas generator, satellite system, a large laptop with extra monit

  20. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    LOL! you forgot the 5 gallons of old gas!!

  21. This is easy, just toss a AR in .223 & .308, a Ruger 10/22, A scoped Tikka in 300 Weatherby Mag for the 1500 yd head shots, an AK pistol for fun and because the accuracy doesn’t justify the stock anyhow, a sawed off tac auto 10 gauge with 00 buck, in your Santa Claus technology enhanced bug out bag

    and a couple of Walther p99s in .40, a few grenades, and a half dozen tactical knives and a battle saber hanging off your tac bp vest

    Carry one of those light 19 lb BFG .50s sniper cannons in hand

  22. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    I love Nutnfancy’s videos. But you can’t compare apples to oranges and I don’t think he is trying to do that. The effective range of the 5.56 is drastically less than the 308. Can’t compare.

  23. ByteMeDammit | June 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    I definitely agree if SHTF is any part of the criteria. In fact, I’d even say availability is king! Can’t shoot what you ain’t got… I was more waxing poetic about where I think manufacturers and allied gvmts should be heading regarding the caliber they’re outfitting their forces with.

  24. Thank you Mr Prepper for this information

    What I find odd is how NuttinFancey has put out a long list of Videos showing that the .556 is “great at long range”??

    I value both of your opinions of this subject because you both seem to have an expert understanding of the Scientific data on this (and Im simply a “newbee” here)

    Have you seen the Videos by NuttingFancey where he goes over the Math on this?

  25. Yankeeprepper | June 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    The 308 and the 6.5 are very similiar in ballistics, BUT I would not consider it a round choice for the SHTF, which is my point. The 308, 7.62 x 39 and 5.56 are the most common rifle rounds in the world and that makes their choice obvious.

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