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Dennis030202 Jan 2018 5:15 p.m. PST

YouTube link
A really good video on the M27 and its' background.

Lion in the Stars03 Jan 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

Kinda funny that the USMC specifically wanted magazine-fed as a sniper countermeasure.

Legion 404 Jan 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

If I in understand it correctly. With the longer LOS/ranges in the deserts and mountains in places like A'stan. They needed a full .30 cal round. Which has a longer range vs. the M16/M4's .223/5.56mm.

Lion in the Stars04 Jan 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

@L4: No, the M27 is 5.56mm, and really intended for urban operations. The remaining M249 SAWs come out to play in the fields.

Though I did recently see a new .223-cal round that is crazy flat-shooting. Someone took the 6.8SPC and necked it down to 5.56mm bullets, then made very heavy bullets specifically for it, 90-100 grain slugs. Called the .224 Valkyrie.

Legion 405 Jan 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Doh ! huh? I must be thinking of another weapon ! old fart

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