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Old 04-13-2018, 08:31 PM
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Think about this.....most government contract are awarded to the low bidder,,,,,
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Old 04-13-2018, 10:34 PM
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The 300WM the army and the marines shoot is not the one you buy at Cabela's. The army came up with their own brew that is way past SAAMI specs to close the gap with 338 Lapua. The army wanted to avoid the expense of a new caliber not in production in the US in any volume. The rifles they use are all special builds, a bit like blueprinted race engines. I would bet the life expectancy of the receivers is limited, never mind the barrels.
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For those interested in the military .300 WM cartridge (a Navy development), there was an extensive writeup on it in The American Rifleman about a year ago: American Rifleman | Unsung Hero: The Mk 248 MOD 1

In the area of ammunition development, the Navy is somewhat more progressive in their approach than the Army. I am very familiar with their activities, and I always found the Navy small arms personnel were much easier to work with than the Army's.

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For those interested in the military .300 WM cartridge (a Navy development), there was an extensive writeup on it in The American Rifleman about a year ago: American Rifleman | Unsung Hero: The Mk 248 MOD 1

In the area of ammunition development, the Navy is somewhat more progressive in their approach than the Army. I am very familiar with their activities, and I always found the Navy small arms personnel were much easier to work with than the Army's.
That's because the navy has the major load these days when it comes to defense. They're everywhere on the planet in a ready condition. Four USN ships just hit Syria. No time to sit around trying to figure out something as simple as a rifle cartridge. If it needs a solution they just address it and move on.
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