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Old October 11, 2020, 06:54 PM   #301
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Originally Posted by agtman View Post
To hear the 6.5 guys talk, those cartridges have made the 6.8 superfluous to the point of obsolescence.
Does my heart good to hear the 6.5 bunch whine. They have a high percentage of obnoxious fans that I have never seen for any other cartridge.
The 6 gun was once as common as the cellphone is today, and just as annoying when it went off in the theater.
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Old October 11, 2020, 08:26 PM   #302
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Wow, finally get to see one of the prototypes in use. The lack of recoil and low weight is impressive.
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Old October 12, 2020, 05:07 AM   #303
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Lack of recoil? That's not what I saw. I saw distinct signs of the shooter taking the recoil. But no muzzle rise and super lightweight, plus bigger bullet at higher velocity--that's a winning combination.

What interests me is the whole concept of delivery of powder and projectile into a chamber for firing in a capsule, sorta like a return to the old days of musket loading with a modern twist. This removes the brass case tolerance altogether from the pressure rating equation.
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I liked in the video how the guy kept going on and on about how everything is muscle memory compatible with the SAW and AR platforms, then had to ask how to load the weapon. I am also 100% certain that breakdown and cleaning are going to be very different as well.

The telescoping ammo is interesting. I appreciate the reduced weight, but that does seem to come at the cost of increased bulk.
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