Troop Complaints Roll In Over Heavy New Sig Rifle And Its 6.8mm Round

  • The Army is getting new . Well, at least new rifles. As I’ve written before won the competition in 2022 to field the new XM7 Rifle and XM250 Automatic Rifle combination to replace the M4A1 Carbine and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon within the next decade.
  • Both new weapons use the highly touted, fresh new 6.8mm round.
  • While the new two weapons have gotten generally good performance reviews, especially among special operators, some aren’t so sure about one of them.
  • And the new, heavier round is part of the reason. Overall weight is the other.
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