well that and the 6.8 spc is garbage.Nose Nuggets said:FTFA
"The most compelling reason the United States military will have for not adopting the Barrett M468 is the simple fact that it currently has millions of 5.56mm rounds on hand, and in looking for a replacement for the M-16 the simple answer (though not necessarily the correct one) would be to adopt a rifle that shoots ammunition which is currently in stock and available. "
you guys are fuckin retarded. $140B a year and your worried about a couple million rounds of ammo. WTF!
"While the 7.62mm NATO round used in the M-14 is much more powerful than the 5.56mm bullet, it is also much larger; a soldier can carry twice as many 5.56mm bullets as he can 7.62mm."
yeah, but it takes 3-4 5.56 to put down a somali, but only 1 7.62
i think they are grasping at straws here. how can the livelihood of your soldiers not be your primary concern?
i'd love to hear about how i'm a neo nazi, but i suppose that's just cause my handle is german.ORCA said:It is a well known fact that most of einzelherz posts are just inflammatory drivel, since his first few neo-nazi posts with us. Freedom of speech lends itself to freedom of idiocy at times.
Back on subject. Having fired both 5.56 and 6.8 in virtually identical AR’s at Camp Pendleton a few weeks ago, it’s nice to have a larger caliber AR within the same form factor. Stag Arms's Claim "80% of the power of a .308 with 50% of the recoil!" could be close. I'd say it was pretty close w/o any scientific equip to measure.
I look forward to shooting a 6.5 Grendel this summer in a similar side by side.