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SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« on: June 04, 2018, 14:00:53 »
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http://soldiersystems.net/2018/03/23/ussocom-adopts-6-5-cm/

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 10:58:29 »
My understanding is that the 6.5 had issues with the case length being a bit to short for the current MG links and gas erosion around the throat?

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 12:27:49 »
Does SOCOM even want a 6.5 Creedmore machine gun? I thought they were just looking at using it in SCAR-H and M110 rifles, and keeping all their machineguns in 7.62mm NATO.

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 12:33:43 »
Does anyone else remember all the jokes we made back in the sixties about the 6.5mm caliber of the Italian Carcano rifle?

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 14:40:51 »
I had the AGB42 in 6.5x55, a fast deadly bullet that one was. Mind you the action was aching to bite you.

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 14:56:39 »
Does anyone else remember all the jokes we made back in the sixties about the 6.5mm caliber of the Italian Carcano rifle?

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 15:26:06 »
My understanding is that the 6.5 had issues with the case length being a bit to short for the current MG links and gas erosion around the throat?

That may have been testing on the 6.5 Grendel....
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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 12:05:21 »
I was under the impression that the 6.5cm was incredibly accurate however there were concerns with its terminal ballastics making it good for target shooting but less so for killing evil doers. That when it was relatively new so maybe things changed.
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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2018, 12:20:57 »
I suspect that a barrel change is required.SOCOM tested the bullet using a .308 case I think.

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2018, 14:29:29 »
I suspect that a barrel change is required.SOCOM tested the bullet using a .308 case I think.

Like a .243 winchester? (6.17mm in a .308 case).
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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2018, 14:32:01 »
I was under the impression that the 6.5cm was incredibly accurate however there were concerns with its terminal ballastics making it good for target shooting but less so for killing evil doers. That when it was relatively new so maybe things changed.

I'm reasonably certain that an evil doer hit with a 6.5cm round is going down.  6.5mm, on the other hand ;)
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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 17:40:11 »
I'm reasonably certain that an evil doer hit with a 6.5cm round is going down.  6.5mm, on the other hand ;)

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 18:23:51 »
I was under the impression that the 6.5cm was incredibly accurate however there were concerns with its terminal ballastics making it good for target shooting but less so for killing evil doers. That when it was relatively new so maybe things changed.

The better ballistics of the 6.5 bullet allow for it to carry more energy further, with more accuracy at a significantly higher BC as well as more ft/lbs.

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2018, 19:04:29 »
People use 6.5mm x 55 Swedish to take down Moose, I suspect this will work as well.

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2018, 19:16:46 »
People use 6.5mm x 55 Swedish to take down Moose, I suspect this will work as well.

But what about Squirrel?

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2018, 18:44:24 »
But what about Squirrel?



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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2018, 18:49:10 »
I think the bullet for 6.5x55 Swedish would be too long for the C7 platform. It would probably work on an AR-10 platform though.
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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2018, 11:13:14 »
I think the bullet for 6.5x55 Swedish would be too long for the C7 platform. It would probably work on an AR-10 platform though.

:nod: 10 more mm on the cartridge over a 5.56x45 probably rules that out as an option on the AR-15/M4/C7_8/etc platform.  The Creedmoor cartridge is what, 49mm? Barring breech face size limitations, could AR-15 format take a Creedmoor 6.5 barrel/breech?

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Re: SOCOM to GO With 6.5mm Bullet
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2018, 11:16:40 »
I think this is for SOCOM sniper rifles only.