If you didn’t know, a few years ago GUNs Magazine started putting up issues from the 50s and 60s-70s up for free in PDF form. While looking around at them the other day, I ran across the March 1968 issue. It had a article about the M16 as you can see above. It’s fun looking back on what the gun rag experts of the day pontificated on.
There is some pretty neat stuff in there just for nostalgia sake. A few of the writers are worth reading. Colonel Charles Askins being my favorite. Take a look at the 1968 issue at the link below. They used to be on the guns magazine website but I can’t find the link on the site. Googling guns magazine 19XX PDF will get you to them faster anyway if you want to see more .