New Military Caliber Sparks Much (maybe too much) Debate
By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Follow-up on my recent Military Rifle Calibers thoughts:
There has been much comment on this subject:
224 Valkyrie and 6.5 Creedmore are currently all the rage among long-distance, recreational shooters, but will just burn-up barrels in heavy-use, autoloading rifles, particularly in LMGs. And, out of short barrels, which the Pentagon likes, most advantages of these skinny screamers is negated.
Yet, I see Springfield Armory is now building their M1A in 6.5 Creedmore. Maybe they know something we don’t!
6.8SPC still makes a lot of sense and has more than a few fans!
300Blk makes some sense, at least from the standpoint of maximizing use of rifles and magazines in the current inventory.
7.62×51 (308) represents a great choice, with a great track-record. It is surely the best choice among all cartridges based on the 308 case, but many will see its selection …Read the Rest