Quote Originally Posted by Firecop203 View Post
When I shot the M16 the brass would either hit me on the cheek or go down my collar. After a few hundred rounds, I found the “sweet spot” on the buttstock for my cheek weld where the brass did neither.
Yes. I had an M16A1 my whole four years as an Army grunt and while I don't recall being hit in the face I was hit in the neck and shirt collar area. Had a piece of hot brass go down my right sleeve once too; went inside the opening slit on BDU's where you button it around the wrist.

My current A1 clone sports a C7-type upper with the brass deflector built into it.