Re: Amazing the amount of research and design...
"The British Army has long had a preference for soldiers hitting what they shoot at. Some of it has taken on an element of myth, but even something such as the "Mad Minute" was judged by counting hits on the target rather than shots fired, and the soldier could get extra pay."
When was that? 1914? When it was desired to use a round big enough for the average squaddie to unrealistically hit something 1300yds away?
In the heat of battle with noise, mayhem and adrenalin going at 400%, accuracy tends to go out the window.
Spray and pray.