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    US Army new rifle competition

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    Linky not working for me.
    I'm inclined to suggest that whatever it'll be will be US designed and built, and have an action based on the AR15.
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    Background for powerful cartridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-AytO9BF5Q

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    Connected to topic.
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    US Army moving to high powered 6.8mm

    And I don't mean the 6.8 SPC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7MV0H8235o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylion View Post
    And I don't mean the 6.8 SPC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7MV0H8235o
    Good post. Probably with a view to fighting insurgents. You don't want someone in a suicide vest getting back up if popped by a round. Heavier round, greater range, and higher velocity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Good post. Probably with a view to fighting insurgents. You don't want someone in a suicide vest getting back up if popped by a round. Heavier round, greater range, and higher velocity
    no. they want to defeat body armour - hence the high power

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    US Army NGSW competition

    The US Army have narrowed down the choice for their new small arms to 3 competitors.

    "The NGSW prototyping effort consists of the Rifle (NGSW-R) and Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR) with a common 6.8mm cartridge and Fire Control (NGSW-FC) between the two systems. The effort aims to field to the Close Combat Force (CCF) with the NGSW-R as the planned replacement for the M4A1 and the NGSW-AR as the planned replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon."

    One competitor has also submitted a LWMMG in .338 NM as successor to the GPMG

    https://asc.army.mil/web/portfolio-i...ers%20feedback.

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    Motivations for a change to 6.8mm https://www.militarytimes.com/news/y...-lot-deadlier/

    ( Although the oldie in me says why not just go back to 7.62mm in the assault rifle for that kind of stoppping power )
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    because the long range ballistics are sh*te - the bullets are way too short. SOCOM has been looking at 6.5 Creedmoore for the same reason. That's on hold at the moment due to NGSW.

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    MOD: 3x threads on the SAME subject merged. Graylion. PLEASE do not create any more threads on this subject. If you wish to post updates on this please post them in this thread. Cheers
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