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Posted: 1/12/2005 6:24:08 AM EDT
http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001317.html

WTF? Sounds like a good time to startup the 6.8 then eh? The hell with the XM-8 POS.

Wasn't one of the main roadblocks for switching over to the 6.8 because there was too much 5.56 around? And WTF, I thought that this happened before and we had to contract out Isreal for ammo? WTF?

-MBD
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:58:39 AM EDT
Not sure how much faith I'd put in that article. But if 5.56 were low in supply do you think the best thing to do would switch to a new round?

I dare say there is much more 5.56 around than 6.8. Seems the gov would do better to buy from ammoman, bass pro, cabelas, cheaper than dirt, etc than switch to new cartridge (made by what? 2 companies) in the middle of a war. Besides, I believe someone mentioned in the 6.8mm SPC thread, the 6.8 was developed for the SPEC-OPS community, not the whole military. I wouldnt hold my breath waiting on change from 5.56.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:03:06 AM EDT
True, but a time as such would be the most opportune no?

Anyways, this is another brilliant example of outsourcing America at its finest. Sure the COST/BENEFIT may be cheaper to send (OUR MILITARY's AMMO EVEN!) from other countries, but when it comes to the products that are defending your OWN nation, don't you think that that is getting a little out of hand?

-mbd
my 2 cents.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:24:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 7:28:33 AM EDT by RictusGrin]
It might be a good time to hit the civilian market with 6.8. We're all frustrated with the 5.56 shortages. If it were feasible to get large abounts of 6.8 to market it might cause the public and gun industry to move. I don't think it would initially fit anyone's bottom line, though.

ETA: The military is getting plenty of 5.56. They are content with the situation and don't need, or necessarily want, new cartridges.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 10:43:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RebelShooter:
Seems the gov would do better to buy from ammoman, bass pro, cabelas, cheaper than dirt, etc than switch to new cartridge (made by what? 2 companies) in the middle of a war. Besides, I believe someone mentioned in the 6.8mm SPC thread, the 6.8 was developed for the SPEC-OPS community, not the whole military. I wouldnt hold my breath waiting on change from 5.56.





Bet Eric would love that!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 11:25:48 AM EDT
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