What rifle did the US use in Vietnam?

What was the standard issue rifle in Vietnam?

Standard issue for infantrymen in Vietnam was the M-16, a gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle that could fire 5.56 mm-caliber bullets accurately over several hundred yards at 700-900 rounds per minute on its automatic setting; it could also be used as a semi-automatic.

What rifle did snipers use in Vietnam?

The sergeant primarily waged war in Vietnam with one of the new M40 sniper rifles, a modified version of the Model 700 Remington 7.62mm bolt-action rifle that was first introduced in 1966.

What was the most common sniper rifle used in Vietnam?

The M40 rifle is a bolt-action sniper rifle used by the United States Marine Corps.

M40 rifle.

M40
Used by United States
Wars Vietnam War Lebanese Civil War Invasion of Grenada Gulf War War in Afghanistan Iraq War
Production history
Designer Remington Arms

Was the ar15 used in Vietnam?

ArmaLite first developed the AR-15 in the late 1950s as a military rifle, but had limited success in selling it. In 1959 the company sold the design to Colt. In 1963, the U.S. military selected Colt to manufacture the automatic rifle that soon became standard issue for U.S. troops in the Vietnam War.

What M4 was used in Vietnam?

Colt Commando

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M4 Commando
Type Carbine
Place of origin United States
Specifications
Weight Empty: 5.38 lb (2.44 kg)

Is the AK 47 better than a M16?

The M16 is much more accurate weapon than the AK-47. It is much smoother-operating weapon and has less recoil. The M16 is much easier to control during full-auto fire.