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Old 12-02-2007
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You can find almost everything you need to know about it HERE. Most important to know is, the adoption of the M-16 came without it being trialed/compared with any other competitor, because... there were none! The AR-15 (that's the way it was called back then) was only compared with the AK-47 and the M-14 to see if it was more suitable in combat situations (Vietnam). However, if you need a list of all the "small-caliber" military rifles that were launched on the market almost immediately after the introduction of the .5'56x45mm round, well, these are the FN CAL, the Stoner 63/63A, and the Armalite AR-18.
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