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    SIG SAUER Selected by U.S. Army for Next Generation Weapons

    Sig US Army contract 6.8 hybrid announcement

    I'm interested in the new cartridge....

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    6.8?

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    Is the hybrid ammo the cased-telescoped cartridge? Or is it the XM1186?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINNER View Post
    Is the hybrid ammo the cased-telescoped cartridge? Or is it the XM1186?
    Here is an older article about Sig's submissions to the testing. Some close up photos of the hybrid ammo. I'm not up to speed on this stuff at all so I can't answer your question.

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    Doesn't look like it will be 6.8SPC ...

    The SIG SAUER 6.8mm hybrid ammunition is designed for increased penetration at greater distances. Cohen continued, “using patent-pending technology the SIG SAUER Ammunition division has engineered a completely new cartridge resulting in a more compact round, with increased velocity and accuracy, while delivering a substantial reduction in the weight of the ammunition.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry R View Post
    Doesn't look like it will be 6.8SPC ...
    Same problem as with cammo; too damn many fingers in the pot. If they'd pick one, make it uniform and get it done, us taxpayers would save a shitload of money, same as with the damn cammo patterns.
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    Aaaand I’m gonna need more guns.
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    We’ll see. These good idea fairy things have crashed and burned in the past so I will reserve judgment to see what actually gets in the hands of front line troops beyond a test basis

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    My understanding is that Sig is one of three to make it to the next round:

    http://soldiersystems.net/2019/08/30...e-m249-and-m4/

    https://www.armytimes.com/off-duty/g...ration-weapon/

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    Interesting

    What will become of all the old stuff I wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangfreek View Post
    Interesting

    What will become of all the old stuff I wonder?
    I'm beginning to wonder if I need to start stocking up on 6.8 SPC. I put one together late last winter/early spring, while I was having some medical issues. Haven't even taken it to the range yet. No reason to panic yet, but I thought if they would adopt the SPC, just like 5.62, ammo would be plentiful and cheap for years to come.

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