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Posted: 12/29/2003 8:49:08 PM EDT
A while ago there was a lot of thrashing around about a new 6 or 6.5mm cartridge for the AR15/M-16 platform.  Use the same mags, same bolt, just a different barrel.  Supposedly it would "fix" the 5.56x45 NATO.

Has anyone seen, handled or fired it?  Or is it still vaporware?

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 10:35:43 PM EDT
Don't know anything about a 6.5x42, know a tiney bit about a 6.8x43.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:08:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Carbine_Man:
Use the same mags, same bolt, just a different barrel...  Has anyone seen, handled or fired it?  Or is it still vaporware?
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Same mags, different floorplate.  7.62x39 bolt.

Seen?  Yes.  Fired?  No.  It is NOT vaporware.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 11:56:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:13:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 3:13:57 AM EDT by glock23carry]
Looks like it is nearing or in production:


Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:07:03 PM EDT
I "heard" the military was going to use the 6.5mm grendel cartridge. I can't verify that, but thats what I know. :D
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 5:52:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2003 5:54:08 PM EDT by cnatra]
the 6.5mm Grendel was developed by

the guys that developed & market the .50 Beowulf

most of the "news" on ARFCOM has been focused on the impending 6.8mm REM spc,
apparently co-developed with Barret

more info on 6.5mm PPC for AR's & 6.5mm Grendel here


just do a Google search [:)]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:06:58 PM EDT
Shhhh! It's a [i]SECRET.[/i]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:08:00 PM EDT
What is the difference between the 6mm cartriges and the 300 whisper? I heard that round was going to be used at one time for spec ops.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 9:58:45 PM EDT
I believe this round will replace the 5.56 NATO round in 5 years. We should tell NATO to shove the 9MM at the same time & return to a 45 of some sorts. Or at least a 40 . But the damn 45 worked so well!
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