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Posted: 11/20/2008 9:14:06 AM EDT
Any chance the military will ever switch to the 6.8mm???
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:18:05 AM EDT
Maybe in a very limited roll. The cost would be staggering.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:23:19 AM EDT
No.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:55:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 9:56:48 AM EDT by Allen268]
If anything it would be 7.62 since they already use it in other weapon platforms, plus it's a common NATO round.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 10:46:33 AM EDT
I didn't really think so, just because of cost. I just wanted to get some other's opinions. A few days ago someone said that they heard the gov't was switching calibers but I didn't give it much validity, you can't believe everything you hear.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 10:56:30 AM EDT
No.  Much hoopla, but remember they are limited to jacketed rounds.  Does 68 even frag?  It's too heavy, not enough reason to switch.  68 is designed for 792S lovers.  The Soviets switched to 22 caliber.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:25:22 PM EDT
Cost is one of the reasons it is what it is.

The idea was to just replace the barrel and bolt and not buy an entire new gun.  Turned out the mags needed replaced too.
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