Our greatest warrior favored the .30 Carbine over the Garand Audie knew the score, even against entrenched, hardened, Caucasian veterans, the range is usually short, and you have to CARRY that damned thing, along with lots of other gear, day after day. Audie said many men were killed by fatigue. They got so damned tired that they didn't CARE enough to be careful anymore. We haven't fought anything but ignorant, poorly-armed peasants since 1945. And we STILL lost,most of the time. We'll get our butts kicked out of Iraq, too, just watch.