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Old February 12, 2020, 21:25   #12
BarnOwlLover
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If there's so little difference in recoil between .308 and 6.5mm Creedmoor, then why is USSOCOM bothering with it aside from maybe somewhat better long range ballistics?

There was a bit of a debate on HKPro forums about 6.8x51mm/.277 Fury, 6.5mm Creedmoor and .308 Win/7.62x51mm NATO. Especially with what the US Army is looking for with their new ammo, I said why bother when they have the M80A1 ball round that probably can do most of what they want in a rifle.

Not to mention that Sig claim that the .277 Fury can be loaded to 80,000 PSI, which I doubt that any service load will be anywhere near that hot. 7.62 NATO/.308 and .30-06 is normally maxed out at 62-63,000 PSI by CIP and SAMMI.

Aside from USSOCOM looking at 6.5mm Creedmoor in sniper rifles and maybe a version of the Mk48 LMG, wouldn't filling the requirement for a longer ranged round maybe be filled by like the .338 Norma Mag?
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