Soldier Insurance (SGLI) for survivors is what - $250-400K now?
That's 83 - 133 better, more reliable, more accurate and capable rifles in the hands of those "at risk".
Had the paratroops at Wanat had M27's and not M4's if is highly likely their guns would not have quit due to overheating and some or all of the 9 killed would still be with us today.
For the cost of one F35 ($98M) the USMC could field 33K M27's to one 5th of their active duty Marines or most or all of their front liners.
Last edited by G3Kurz; 11-22-2016 at 02:57 PM.
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
In a previous post in this thread, you mentioned a USMC assessment of alternative calibers. Was that USMC assessment the Joint FBI/USMC Test Evaluation Report For the Alternate Ammunition Study Phase 1 from 2006 which concluded that both 5.56mm barrier blind projectiles and larger calibers offered improvements in performance over the then current 5.56mm rounds and that if an alternative optimal caliber is identified, then that caliber should be designed in a barrier blind configuration in order to create optimal rifle ammunition?
Also, may I ask you a question on compact carbines in larger intermediate calibers because I don't know much about the performance of .264 and .277 USA from subcompact weapon barrels. Was .264 USA tested in the 11.5" barrel configuration rather than a shorter barrel length because the test guns used the DI operating system so a 10.5" barrel DI would have around 40% less dwell time than their 11.5" counterparts and is therefore less reliable than a 11.5" barrel when all other factors are equal. Or is 11.5" the best barrel length for a .264/.277 USA caliber subcompact weapon due to excessive muzzle blast, potential issues with blown suppressors, (From what I read online, there have been reports of blown suppressors on 7.62x51mm 12" barrel weapons but please correct me if this is wrong or if the issues have now been fixed), etc with barrels shorter than that length?
Last edited by M995; 11-25-2016 at 07:36 PM.
How was your Thanksgiving? It was a pleasure meeting you at the 2016 Day with HK.
ALL future combat cartridges must be barrier blind (until of course we fight against a nudist colony).
.264 USA was developed for 16.5" barrels. However it will be tested in 2017 in 11.5"and 14.5" barrels. I am confident it will perform well from those barrel lengths based on th BTB projectiles that will be loaded in it at 108-135 grain weights. While it may suffer from lower launch and strike velocities it is still going to be a projo at 2 the weight of 5.56mm.