Mandate has the right thought, however some unacceptable cartridge. It appears as though they’re attempting to supplant both the 5.56 and the 7.62 with the SOCOR 6.8mm. I think for a light, team served weapon they ought to return to the full 30.06 assault rifle and dispose of the .308 completely.
In a past conversation I demonstrated that the .257 would be a decent trade for the .223. I’ve been exploring it further, 20 gauge shot it looks like a 6mm (.243) “secant ogive” of 87 grains would give the best outcomes. With a ballistic coefficient of around .400 its boss to the 62 grain 5.56, regardless has respectable speed. As you would be aware, the compliment the direction, the simpler it is to remain on track.
This projectile would in any case be powerful to around 500 meters, or, in other words extremely successful at 100-300 meters. What’s more, long reach viable – as in full auto suppressive fire – out to perhaps 1000 meters. The greatest worry with the 5.56mm is that it isn’t deadly out to the reaches that normal soldiers can focus with legitimate preparation (et. al., did any of you qualify behind the explosive shed?)
A somewhat heavier and bigger measurement slug would tackle the issue without forfeiting adequate speed and in this manner direction. Assuming that Ordinance foregoes governmental issues and genuinely attempt’s to make the best choice, I figure they ought to think of a similar end. The main other thing they need is to dispose of that idiotic crease in the cartridge. It should prevent individuals from shooting road cartridges in the full auto M-16, yet we as a whole skill simple it is to change.
This gives practically identical powder volume to the 6.8, which doesn’t have the pleat all things considered. The justification for the ball fuel was to set aside cash, however with regards to another cartridge, it’s a good idea to spend somewhat more on powder to save weight (alongside retooling.)
The ballistics of the 7.62×51(.308) and the 30-06 are almost indistinguishable, in military burdens. Why change? Our 7.62 weapons can utilize ammunition from any of our Allies. I think no tactical purposes 30-06 any longer. In the event that they actually have a portion of the old Browning MGs, they’ve been changed over completely to 7.62.
I’m not thumping the 30-06. It’s a fine cartridge, I own four 30-06 rifles. A benefit of the 7.62 is it is more limited than the 30-06(7.62×63), that 1/2 inch implies the activity has 1 inch less to go during terminating. The more limited activity weighs less.
Any Grunt will tell you, lighter is quite often is better.
I might be mixed up, yet I accept the Mexican Army actually utilizes the “Mendoza” which is chambered in 30-06 (7.63 X 63). It’s their own plan, and I think utilized the smartest thoughts from the BREN, and BAR for its activity.