6.8 is currently used by some U.S. Special Forces using the M-16 platform. It's a known quantity but it's an improvement as compared to the 5.56's stopping power.
Bushmaster sells 6.8SPC rifles now.
They also sell gas piston retrofit kits for $400.
posted on 03/06/2008 11:29:52 AM PST
(Remember how you felt on September 11?)
I guess what I’m most concerned with is making sure an enemy combatant can’t get off another shot or two after being hit. With a 7.62 that isn’t much of a problem. A 6.8 would be a step in the right direction, but I’m not sure why it would be better than going all the way to a 7.62.
posted on 03/06/2008 11:34:37 AM PST
(Some think McCain should pick his No 2 now. I thought the nominee was No 2. And that No 1s me off!)
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