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Army getting 2 new calibers

Discussion in 'Work Safe' started by John A., May 13, 2018.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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  2. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    I wonder what this will mean for the commodity of "military" cartridges such as 5.56? o_O Will prices go down because of surplus and/or manufacturers not changing over assembly lines to the "new" calibers? Or will prices go up because of line switchover to the new calibers? Or is this just a fad? :D
  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Edited to reflect my question. ;-D
  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Any time that the military shoots something, the market usually gets pretty saturated, and prices aren't too bad.

    Reference 9mm, 223, etc.
  5. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    6.5?
    Color me in.
    I was going to build a .308 precision rifle but the Army just changed my mind.
  6. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Im working on both a 6.5 and 308. Win win!
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  7. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Wait . . . you can just change the upper & the magazine right?

    Are .308w and 6.5c the same width frame?
  8. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    its just a barrel change , however pressures are very different and might require a heavier buffer and or spring if using on a 308 tuned buffer system . 6.5 is pressure spikie , higher pressure than 308 I believe.
  9. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Okay I was thinking that the bolt had to change as well.

    I think it's a moot point to me now as Oli700 has changed my mind about the .224 Valkyrie.

    I might concentrate on a Valkyrie bolt target rifle. It really looks like the best of all worlds from here.

    Precision, Super Range, and 90 grain knock down power. A less expensive bullet with better ballistics.

    There's an awful lot to like.
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  10. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Some folks will change the bolt. Reason being is to obtain a smaller firing pin hole in the bolt face of o combat “cratering” primers due to the higher pressure pushing primer cup back into the firing pin hole upon ignition .

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