I was reading something along time ago about how much lead was used in each of our wars to effectively kill an enemy solder. It went something like this, Revolutionary war = 1 lb of lead per kill The war of the States = 5 lbs of lead per kill The First World War = 12 lbs of lead per kill World War 2 = 70 lbs of lead per kill Vietnam War = 480 lbs of lead per kill These are not the actual numbers sense I don’t really remember them but they are some place in that range. Also estimated based on actual numbers of M-16 rounds used in Vietnam Vs. 7.62x51 rounds used worked out to be 10,000 rounds per kill of 5.56 and 1.5 rounds per kill of 7.62. Wish I still had the link to the site it was interesting to say the least. Just what am I getting at here? Well I am glad you asked, based on what is lacking in training today vs. what was trained many years ago, I do believe that we should go back to basics of rifle marksmanship. Years ago a solder was taught to be a marksman, to make each hit count. Today it seems that they just want lead thrown down range until you hit something. Maybe its time to go back to some good old fashion Bolt action rifles and make each shot count.