Army Improved Carbine Competition does not specify caliber

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Yesterday PEO Solider had a media roundtable discussion. I should have phoned into the event but I only just realized it was on. One of the topics discussed was the Improved Carbine Competition. According to the PEO Solider twitter account, which was live updated during the roundtable event, the Improved Carbine Competition requirements do not specify a caliber.

Some companies are sure to submit 6.8 SPC chambered carbines; whether they get anywhere is another story altogether.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Noob Noob on Oct 16, 2011

    if only that 1986 ban on selling new automatic weapons to civvies were to be repealed.

    when the army goes "pure fleet" on carbines, 600,000 m16s could be for sale. what will happen to the guns if they can't be sold domestically?

    sold for parts kits?

    sold overseas to some african war?

  • JimB JimB on Jul 10, 2012

    It's interesting to trip across this blog two years later.

    The new carbine was squelched, the new 6.8SPC fell by the way-side, and the Brits are buying guns from LMT, here in the USA.

    - Pistols work fine indoors and at very close range.
    - The 55 gr. 5.56 works great from a 1:12 twist 20" barrel out to 300 yds.
    - The 147 gr. NATO 7.62 does a fair job from 300 to 600, but
    - The 190 gr. SMK 300 Win Mag works well from 600 out to 1200, or a Sharps .45-70...
    - We now know the .338 Lapua goes out to 2.47 km...

    - Beyond this, you're probably talking guided artillery or small multi-purp. missile like the Griffon...

    I think we taxpayers got it covered...