Tag: 6.8mm

True Velocity 6.8mm Composite-Cased General Dynsmics NGSW (1) MARS Cobalt NGSW-R (2) 2015 NGSAR

US Army Will Not Buy USMC M27, Sets Course for Next Generation Squad Weapon, Cased Telescoped Ammunition

Despite the suggestion being raised more than once in Congress, the United States Army will not be buying M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles from Heckler & Koch, but instead is devoting its small arms resources towards the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle program, [Read More…]

Army Chief of Staff Milley Says Next Rifle Will Have Much More Range, Be More Accurate Than M4 Carbine

At an AUSA breakfast conference yesterday, US Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley gave us a hint at exactly what the US Army’s next rifle could look like, and the focus was on extended range capability. The rifle, Milley said, will give a 10x improvement in [Read More…]

2015 NGSAR

Romulan, or Vulcan? Preference-Driven vs. Process-Driven Design in the Field of Small Arms Ammunition

If you were designing the next small arms round, how would you do it? What methods would you use to determine its physical characteristics and performance attributes? How would you know what was too large or too small, too powerful or too weak? Perhaps more critically, [Read More…]

Are We Gearing Up to Lose the Next War? Overmatch, Part 2: Bullets & Backbreakers

In the rush to augment the infantry’s firepower with new advanced small arms technologies, we may be on the precipice of crippling their ability to fight wars. The push to equip the infantryman with more powerful rifles and machine guns risks reducing his mobility [Read More…]

An Analysis of the Soldier’s Load with 6.5mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition (Part 2)

One thing that seems apparent from the ARDEC presentation on the CTSAS program is the excessive capability and weight of the 6.5mm CT ammunition, as well as its use of lead-cored projectiles as opposed to more modern (and less dense) EPR-type projectiles. Further, the [Read More…]

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An Analysis of the Soldier’s Load with 6.5mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition (Part 1)

Recently, I wrote an editorial regarding the LSAT/CTSAS team’s NDIA presentation on their 6.5mm cased telescoped carbine and machine gun concepts. There was a lot to say about the history of Army programs and the pitfalls facing that team, but today I want to get [Read More…]

Bison Upper Pics

MrSteve has posted unboxing photos of his new Bison 6.8 SPC AR-15 upper. Worth taking a look. Bison Armory is partly owned by blogger extraordinaire SayUncle.

New Bison Armory 6.8 SPC barrels

Bison Armory, which is part owned by gun blogger SayUncle, have gotten in new 16″ 6.8 SPC barrels for the AR-15. The 16″ Recon profile barrel is manufactured by E.R. Shaw according to the Bison Armory specifications. It sells for $200.

Stag Arms Model 7 (Hunter)

Stag Arms have a new 6.8mm hunting AR-15 called the Model 7 (Hunter). Model 7 (Hunter). Click to expand. The rifle features a 20.77″ 1:11 twist barrel, 2 stage match trigger, 5 round magazine and a Hogue pistol grip. Stag Arms has the price listed as $1,055. [Read More…]