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Old July 3, 2019, 01:11 PM   #14
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Since I was 13 I can't say I've been a fan of the 5.56/.223 for a frontline infantry weapon, especially out in the Middle East where distances of 1000 yard engagements is not impossible. When Vietnam hit and most operations were in jungles, caves, urban areas the light weight of the AR and the 5.56 were fine, but we're not in Vietnam anymore.

That said, what is it that this 6.8 is going to do that the 5.56 is currently not doing? Is there clear evidence the 5.56 is failing in the field or is it that the barrels and BCG's are worn out and need replacement and the military is looking at making a change to a better caliber that is a little better knowing that the current stock of rifles and machine guns are near end of service life?
"We always think there's gonna be more time... then it runs out."
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