Command has the right thought, but some unsatisfactory cartridge. It seems like they’re endeavoring to replace both the 5.56 and the 7.62 with the SOCOR 6.8mm. I think for a light, group served weapon they should get back to the full 30.06 attack rifle and discard the .308 totally.
In a past discussion I exhibited that the .257 would be a good exchange for the .223. I’ve been investigating it further, and it looks like a 6mm (.243) “secant ogive” of 87 grains would give the best results. With a ballistic coefficient 45-70 ammo around .400 its supervisor to the 62 grain 5.56, in any case has good speed. As you would know, the commendation the bearing, the easier it is to stay on target.
This shot would anyway be 6.5 creedmoor ammunition to around 500 meters, or, at the end of the day very fruitful at 100-300 meters. In addition, long reach suitable – as in full auto suppressive fire – out to maybe 1000 meters. The best concern with the 5.56mm is that it isn’t dangerous out to the arrives at that ordinary troopers can concentrate with authentic readiness (et. al., did any of you qualify behind the hazardous shed?)
A fairly heavier and greater estimation slug would handle the issue without relinquishing sufficient speed and as such bearing. Expecting that Statute foregoes legislative issues and really endeavor’s to go with the best decision, I figure they should consider a comparable end. The vitally other thing they need is to discard that stupid wrinkle in the cartridge. It ought to keep people from shooting street cartridges in the full auto M-16, yet we overall expertise basic it is to change.
This gives basically indistinguishable powder volume to the 6.8, which doesn’t have the crease in light of everything. The legitimization for the ball fuel was to saved cash, but with respect to another cartridge, it’s smart to spend fairly more on powder to save weight (close by retooling.)
The ballistics of the 7.62×51(.308) and the 30-06 are practically undefined, in military weights. Why change? Our 7.62 weapons can use ammo from any of our Partners. I think no strategic purposes 30-06 any longer. If they really have a piece of the old Cooking MGs, they’ve been changed over totally to 7.62.
I’m not pounding the 30-06. It’s a fine cartridge, I own four 30-06 rifles. An advantage of the 7.62 is it is more restricted than the 30-06(7.62×63), that 1/2 inch suggests the action has 1 inch less to go during ending. The more restricted movement weighs less.
Any Snort will tell you, lighter is frequently is better.
I may be stirred up, yet I acknowledge the Mexican Armed force really uses the “Mendoza” which is chambered in 30-06 (7.63 X 63). It’s their own arrangement, and I think used the most astute considerations from the BREN, and BAR for its movement.