6.8mm vs 5.56x45mm

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  1. MacArther

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    Ok, I've heard of this upgunning of the US M16 and M4 series for a while now, but is it going to happen anytime, or is it just wishful thinking?
     
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    At this point? Wishful thinking. DoD is not embracing the idea. SpecOps has played around with it though.
     
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    As far as I know (and I certainly don't know everything), all of the new proposed assault rifles for the US military are still sticking to 5.52mm 7.62mm NATO rounds; even the H&K XM-8, the Alliant Techsystems XM-29 OICW, and the still-born Fabrique Nationale SCAR, were all developed in 5.52 and/or 7.62mm.
     
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    And its a shame.... The 6.8 is a hell of alot better cartridge.... Too bad theres a surplus of 60 million rounds of 5.56.....
     
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    I think you mistyped, Les. You mean 'billions'.
     
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