The Army is Developing a New Bullet: Here's What We Know

The United States Army is in the process of developing a new round that will replaced the 5.56mm NATO in use for most soldiers. In doing so, they’re also asking for new rifles and machine guns to replace the M4 and the M249.

This represents a fairly dramatic shakeup in modern infantry combat, and there will be interesting developments that come from this. Here, I’m going to give you the highlights of the story so far, and some of my thoughts on where it might be heading next. These are interesting times in firearms design to be sure.
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