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    Default Military test fast tracks 260rem or Creedmoor.

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    Piston version of the 260 nexgen with 17" barrel or integrated 18" barrel with reflex suppressor


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    They had too many problems with the Knight M110 so I doubt they will go that route. The HK 417 has been kicking but lately and the SCAR17 is still in the running from what I hear but this test is more about cartridge or ammo they can use in one of those rifles and how fast they can implement. It's a quick and easy fix. They already have the platform and mags, just change the barrel and ammo. At least we will get some surplus 260 or Creedmoor ammo out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by constructor View Post
    At least we will get some surplus 260 or Creedmoor ammo out of it.
    Maybe in a couple years after they implement it if they actually adopt one. This might be why starline brass has added both cases to their production line this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptGrumpy View Post
    Maybe in a couple years after they implement it if they actually adopt one. This might be why starline brass has added both cases to their production line this year.
    I don't see star-line getting any govt contracts, I'm sure the reason that star-line has implemented the 6.5C and 260 is that they came out with the 308 brass last year----if you notice, lots of their "new" brass is based on the 308 case, just necked up or down: 243, 7-08, 6.5CM, 260rem, 358win, 338 fed --- makes sense to use the tooling already in place for the 308 and then just modify neck size/length


    you'll notice that they are going to do 223rem and 300bo also (that is a no brainer too)---- I wonder if "someone" will jump on the bandwagon and see if they can get their saami minimum for the .277 wildcat based on the 223 case

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    even though the 6.5CM was designed for the AR style chassis and to be able to fit heavier bullets at mag length, I think the 260 will prevail due to the full auto/reliability requirements of the Mil --- the 40 degree shoulder of the 260 helps reliable feeding vs the 60 degree shoulder of the 6.5CM

    what ever round is chosen, we will eventually see milsurp brass and ammo at better pricing than what is commercially available now --- as long as they choose a standard brass case ammo that is, if they choose some "advanced" poly case or no case ammo we either won't see any commercially available, or it will change the face of future rifles for the average guy as the designs will change

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    The U.S. Army’s chief of staff told Congress the M4 Carbine’s 5.56mm round can’t penetrate modern enemy body armor plates and believes Infantry units need a more powerful rifle than the M4.

    In April, the Army issued a directed requirement for a new 7.62mm squad designated marksman rifle.

    Now Milley wants to give the Army’s most deployable infantry units a 7.62mm alternative to the M4 in case they are thrown into a fight with Russian or North Korean forces equipped with modern rifle plates.
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    This comes a week after Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales Jr. told the SASC Airland Subcommittee that the Army should replace the M4 in infantry units with a 6.5mm or 7 mm rifle.
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    Another call to go a larger caliber, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    LTG (R) John Bednarek:
    ...as this Committee has heard, and multiple studies have shown, it is time to upgrade to a higher, more lethal caliber weapon system for our Infantry ground troops–regardless of Service or component.
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