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lethality for the 5.56 is dependent on a number of factors such as bullet weight, powder charge, type of bullet and barrel length. current army doctrine has been leaning towards shorter barrels for urban combat. this decreases the "effective" killing range to 100 yards or so. after that, you begin to "ice pick" your targets, meaning the bullet doesn't tumble or fragment, just a clean straight wound channel. as always, bullet placement is primo in determining effectiveness of the round.
if you are really looking for a weapon system to hit targets at 1000 yds, the 5.56 round isn't the one to pick. start thinking bigger, MUCH bigger. even the 308 is being stretched at 800 yds IMHO. sorry if i'm bursting your bubble, but the XCR wasn't designed to be a long range sniper weapon. it does well at combat ranges(300 yds) with the 5.56, it might do well at longer ranges with the 6.5 RA, but we haven't seen that yet, unfortunately.
 
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