Take a look at this: http://soldiersystems.net/2017/04/05/us-army-considers-7-62-interim-battle-rifle/
The 7.62x54R has been around since 1891, longest serving cartridge in Russian forces. Still fielded and found in PKM Belt fed MG’s, SVD Dragunov Sniper Rifles (all variants), VSS (all variants) & old Mosin Nagants.
Jim Schatz did an interesting presentation here on the engagement gap.
Jim was a titan but I disagree with some of his conclusions.
You will now see the SLAVFOR whipsaw back in forth in savage internecine bureaucratic knife fights over intermediate (6.xx) cartridges and long haul munitions.
FREEFOR should sit back and take notes. And know this, your bolt gun will be a capital performer in the coming endarkenment if you know what you are about as a rifleman. The new Magpul Hunter stocks with removable magazines are taking this kind of rapid fire to the next level.
The Nordic countries take this to the next level already.
16 Hits in 25 Seconds… at 300 Meters… With a Bolt …
The “Pig Board” and other subsequent testing found that the .276 (American) and .280/30 (British ADE round) are the way to go for dominating the Infantry Half-Kilometer. Guns don’t kill people, physics kills people.
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