Originally Posted By SMPrider112:
I think too many people are trying to push the 5.56 past what it was designed and/or cabable of doing....it is a high velocity, small caliber.....if you want better performance, you gotta go with a bigger caliber.....The reason it is chosen is for light weight ammo, which equals soldiers being able to carry more, and smaller lighter weight weapons with lighter recoil. You can modify a Honda as much as you want, but it is never gonna be a Porsche
I'm not a soldier, and I don't think and extra 13 grains per round when compared to a 77gr. bullet will make that much of a difference in carrying ammo. Pushing ideas is how we got smokeless powder, rifled barrels, etc. Nothing wrong with not being complacent. It's not like changing the bullet shape to fit and extra 13 grains is exactly reinventing the wheel. So far all I have heard is conjecture on why it MIGHT not work, and no real data.
I never understand the car analogies when applied to firearms. But, since I worked for Porsche for two years I'll address it. It would not be hard to modify a Honda S2000 to be superior (torque, top end, handling, etc.) to a Boxster for half the money. I have also seen a built up Toyota Supra that was 1/4 the price of a Porsche GT3 absolutely OWN the Porsche on the track and the street. However, the Porsche did have a nicer interior.