Army to replace 5.56 with 6.8mm

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Must … get …

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What ever it is you know it’s bloody awesome.

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I thought that they killed this after Spec II a few years ago stating that the 5.56 with heavier bullets gave the same performance.

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Is the 6.8 perform as well at close-in distances as longer range?

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So it seems like they followed through with their new ammunition development. I remember reading they were developing new rounds. This will be interesting.

I’m looking foreword to getting more Info on the new ammo specs.

Is this going to be a special units replacement or an entire military wide replacement? Or did I miss that bit in the articles?

Can’t wait until the new ammo hits the civilian market.

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This will be quite interesting.

Will it be a failure and fade into the night? Or will it take over the military and become the new .223/5.56?

If it grows, it’ll hit the civilian market eventually. Who knows how eventually.

Thanks for the info so I can be lazy and not watch the entire video. :slight_smile:

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Here is something more official on it

https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=0954032272b6d0e198b5263ac57e848e&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

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Hopefully if they do a short barreled SAW it will be more accurate than the 5.56 version…those thing pattern like a shotgun at 100 yards…

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SAW was one of my favorite weapons to use. I love that thing!!!

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A M249 running wide open is better than sex, but they are not accurate at all…very almost perfect reliable though…

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https://www.ammoland.com/2018/11/6-8mm-cartridge-decade/

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