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Old April 9th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #46
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Old April 9th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #47
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Well didn't we always know that. I guess the 1911s next. Real toys for real men!

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Old April 9th, 2017, 06:42 PM   #48
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It diffently would be nice the question is are they actually going to do it

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Old April 9th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #49
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I thought Clinton cut up most of them and sent the remainder to the Lithuanian forces.

Maybe the DOD has read our forum about the tack driving accuracy of SAIs offerings

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Old April 9th, 2017, 07:29 PM   #50
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I thought Clinton cut up most of them and sent the remainder to the Lithuanian forces.

Maybe the DOD has read our forum about the tack driving accuracy of SAIs offerings
The Lithuanians I read are no longer using them. I believe the US could request they be returned. Also a large number were given to Police Depts. here in the states. I see them in police armory all the time. It is my understanding the Army can request these M14s be returned.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 07:27 PM   #51
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BREAKING: US Army Considering Going Back to 1954 with Interim 7.62mm Infantry Rifle

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2...kly+Newsletter

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Old April 11th, 2017, 07:33 PM   #52
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I would vote for maybe 1, possibly 2 members of a squad carrying 7.62. However, it would have to be an AR based rifle, such as a Knights, LMT or Colt.

Having everyone carrying one wouldn't be a wise choice in my opinion.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 07:36 PM   #53
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They don't have the balls to do it

They would be better off going back to the original concept - a 6 lb rifle firing M193 out of a 20" barrel. At least when somebody was hit with the M193 they usually dropped

The problem came about when they tried to make 800 yard penetrator shots out of a 16" barrel. They now haw a heavier weapon that makes nice little .22" holes in thingd

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Old April 11th, 2017, 07:38 PM   #54
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It will never happen.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 07:53 PM   #55
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They'd be better off swapping out .223 uppers to 6.8 SPC II.

They would have to develop good quality reasonably priced reliable magazines.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 08:01 PM   #56
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too much of a logistics issue with 6.8

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Old April 11th, 2017, 08:10 PM   #57
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My vote still goes to the .280 British

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Old April 11th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #58
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They would be better off going back to the original concept - a 6 lb rifle firing M193 out of a 20" barrel. At least when somebody was hit with the M193 they usually dropped
Using M193 ammo does nothing for the problem that was described - engaging threats at longer ranges (specifically 7.62 X 54R general purpose machine guns). One possible solution, in my opinion, is to more widely employ Mk 262 ammo.

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too much of a logistics issue with 6.8
I agree - 5.56mm and 7.62 NATO are the standard NATO rifle cartridges. To go to yet another cartridge would be extremely difficult at this time.

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It's a good thing thefirearmsblog is labeled as a blog. Opinion piece.

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