The M193 ball cartridge with the 55gr. bullet is used in the M16A1 rifles and earlier M16's with a 1 turn in 12 inch twist barrel. All M16A2 and later rifles, including the M4 Carbine use the M885 ball cartridge with a 62gr. bullet and a 1 turn in 7 inch twist barrel. The U.S. Army probably still has a large stock of M16A1 rifles in use with the National Guard and Reserve. I know it has been a few years, but when I was in the National Guard, up until 1999, the Guard was still equipped with the M16A1. I met some Marine Corps. reservists at Camp Perry in 1998 that were using M16A2 rifles. Hope this helps, maybe someone has a update on this? With the war ongoing, the Army may have finally updated its rifle inventories. I was personnal issued M16A1s that came from each of the original contractors for the M16: Colt, Harrington & Richardson, and Hydramatic Division of General Motors.