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  1. General Firearm Discussion
    The lethality of the 5.56 NATO/223 Remington rifle cartridge has been a topic of heated debate since its adoption by the US military during the Vietnam War. When fired from a 20 inch barrel, the terminal performance of the 5.56 is quite impressive, however problems arise when a shorter barrel...
  2. General Firearm Discussion
    The 6.8 caliber has had difficulty achieving wide-spread acceptance by the 2A community in the United States. We love our 223 Remington, 300 Blackout, and 308 Winchester, shying away from anything metric not named 9mm. The 6.8 Remington SPC and 6.8 Western are two cartridges that have not...
  3. General Firearm Discussion
    In the early 2000’s, there was a big push from the U.S. Army to adapt new, more powerful cartridges to the M4 carbine. This initiative was preempted by battlefield reports of enemy combatants taking multiple hits from 5.56 NATO rounds and remaining combat effective. The 6.8 Remington Special...
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