Technically speaking, the FAL was designed to chamber something like the 5.56 (like a .28 calibre IIRC) but the Americans wouldn't allow it as a NATO calibre on the grounds that it was 'Underpowered,' so the Belgians had to convert it to the 7.62. Then of course the Americans come up with the M16 and suddenly the 5.56 (.223) is added to the NATO standard...
The British had to discontinue the EM-2 for the same reason.
Originally Posted by PhattyTatty666
I havent shot anyone in so long so today i shot myself... it's not the same.