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SOCOM Considering 6.5 mm for Sniper Rifles

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Old April 19th, 2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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SOCOM Considering 6.5 mm for Sniper Rifles

Augmenting .30 caliber cartridges?

http://www.militarytimes.com/article...s-sniper-rifle

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Old April 19th, 2017, 01:39 PM   #2
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haven't they learned from the 308/223 debacle? hope they do it on an ar-10 platform so somebody can carry a spare 308 upper in case they run outa 6.5

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Old April 19th, 2017, 03:13 PM   #3
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Technically, it makes perfect sense but logistically it is very problematic. I am often reminded of the old saying "Amateurs discuss tactics but professionals discuss logistics". SOCOM might get away with this approach but I seriously doubt that it will make its way into the Big Army.

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The .mil seems to be chasing their tails trying to find that perfect sniper/DMR/SDR/SPR platform. They want a semiauto that shoots like a bolt gun, a sniper round that has the terminal performance of a 155mm HE shell, the trajectory of a laser, the recoil of a .22LR and the price tag of a super soaker.

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The Perfect Round is from a Vulcan Cannon.
Until it arrives a 7.62 or 50.Cal should work OK.

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Old April 19th, 2017, 09:47 PM   #7
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Quit reinventing the Wheel...

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Old April 19th, 2017, 10:43 PM   #8
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I hope they do it, it will be a drastic improvement.

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7.62 will not do. our military has been so vaginaized that the split tails will complain about the recoil and the weight of their load.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 06:05 PM   #10
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The .260 Remington is just the 7.62 NATO/.308 Winchester case necked down to 6.5mil bullets. The Swedes have long known the advantages of it with their excellent 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser round.

Big business and big brass do this. They'll convince the powers that be that the 6.5 is just as good if not better , and it'll be CHEAPER!

Then after 25yrs , they'll say we need to move up to a 7mm. Then an 8mm! Then back to a .30cal.

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