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Posted: 11/14/2003 1:21:03 PM EDT
What do you folks know about the new 6.8X43 cartridge for the M-16. I have heard that Remmington will be manufacturing 10 Million of the 6.8X43 rounds in the next year. 115 grain bullet traveling 2650 fps out of an M-16 16 " barrel. The 6.8 is a Remmington necked down to a 270. This seems quite similar to the 7.62X39.Your imput is appreciated.

iritei
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 1:31:11 PM EDT
We've discussed it a bit... [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=171401&w=searchPop[/url] [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=166657&w=searchPop[/url] [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=151802&w=searchPop[/url]
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 1:40:43 PM EDT
Seems like a worthy project for the military. It would be able to hit further out, harder, and with just as much accuracy. Downsides? Mag capacity would be around 25-27 rounds. Although, retrofitting M-16s to fire this round would be MUCH cheaper than a whole new rifle.
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