The Marines Are Working With the Army to Replace Its 5.56MM Rounds

A senior Marine Corps official confirmed to that the two are in lockstep to find more potent ammunition.

Brigadier General Joseph Shrader told the website that it has already looked at the 6.5mm Creedmoor with the military’s oldest branch. He did not know if that meant the Marines would be looking into new weapons as well.  Meanwhile, the Army is looking into replacing its M249 squad automatic weapon and M4 carbines. The branch may be going for a weapon that can fire a 6.5mm case-telescoped round. Army officials have said the new “Next Generation Squad Weapon may start replacing the M249 SAW by as early as 2022." What do you think about the Corps and Army’s effort to upgrade their firepower? Let us know in the comments!

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