United States Army Ditches 5.56, Replaced With 6.8 SPC In Its M4, M249

October 11, 2018 G W 0

Since the beginning of the Global War on Terror, the United States Army has repeatedly talked about replacing ‘aged’ weapons systems. Through it all, the M4, originally designed by Colt, chambered in 5.56 NATO, and based on the venerable Colt Carbine concept, has remained the go-to weapon for the Army. However, in a shocking announcement, they have declared that, while they are not ditching the M4 and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, they did announce an astonishing change. The new weapons acquired by the Army will be chambered in a new round: the 6.8. When the Army entered World War I, (Read More)