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Posted: 9/17/2004 11:38:46 AM EST
Edumacate me on this new caliber - why should I consider getting it? Is it easy to reload, accurate, flat trajectory, etc? Does it use regular mags?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:00:36 PM EST
Better knockdown than .223 but similar ammo carrying capability for foot soldiers.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:01:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By garandman:
Better knockdown than .223 but similar ammo carrying capability for foot soldiers.



I doubt that. The round is twice as heavy.
115 grains (I think)
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:06:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greywolf2112:
Edumacate me on this new caliber - why should I consider getting it? Is it easy to reload, accurate, flat trajectory, etc? Does it use regular mags?



More appropriate for hunting.
Reloading should be ok once brass is more widely available.
Accuracy should be on par with 5.56
It uses similar mags to the standard GI, but needs to be made of steel (I think) because otherwise the magazines bulge. I don't remember whether you can get 25 or 28 (25 I think) into a mag the same size as a 5.56 30 rd mag.

A lot more info in the faq and other threads I posted above.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:06:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I doubt that. The round is twice as heavy.
115 grains (I think)



Space, NOT weight is the determinant in how much ammo you can carry.

6.8 has a SLIGHTLY longer OAL that .223

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:08:30 PM EST
The 6.8 is really a shortened .270
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 12:16:16 PM EST
Dude, read the FAQ, and the other 50 gazillion threads on this since 1/2004 or so.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 4:54:29 PM EST
I'd take a hard look at the 6.5 Grendel before deciding on one of these new calibers.
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