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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

It should also be noted that ArmyTimes is not noted for their objective journalism or adherence to the facts for that matter.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

I guess I misunderstood. We had army socom here testing our rifle for a different purpose and they told us the rem in 338 was a done deal.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

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The article says they are already in Trashcanastan.
Trashcanastan- I like that. I know for a fact there are some .300's in country but who has them and how many I have no idea. I have a few buddies that recently returned from a very rough area (terrain and enemy) and they never seen any. The line units did have the newer MK48 machine guns however. A couple buds of mine that work at the Sniper School were supposed to go to A-Stan for a couple months and do the fielding (training) of the new .300's but as of now it has been canceled. We shall see.

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Interesting about the M118 ammo since you can go on gunbroker or auctionarms or most good guns shows and buy the stuff by the 'can' as surplus. Weird..
Thanks for your support silvertip.
Are you looking at M118 or M118LR, two totally different rounds. If it's the LR then I will look into it, but I'm betting there is some crazy (stupid) law or regulation saying we can only get it from certain suppliers or something along those lines. We got an alert last month so hopefully we will get some funding and support.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

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You posted that the army is back to square one. Do you know if the 338 Norma or the 300 Norma are being looked at as the replacement round for the project?

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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

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Silvertip,

Lake city won't be turning out any 300 Win Mag, so you shouldn't plan on GI 30-06 surplus-like availability. Specialty item that will create an extremely small demand, by military standards; 10-15 million rounds a year, at most. For this, they'll almost certainly go to a private contractor and purchase the ammo (actually, have it loaded to their specs) from someone like Federal or Black Hills ammo. Both are already providing certain specialized rounds for the military community right now, so it wouldn't be any great leap for them.

Almost seems like the Army forgot that the M24s were originally intended to be switch barrel guns, allowing for the 300 Win Mag whenever a unit commander specified. They've had issues with using the long actions in the 7.62x51, just seems like they would have landed on this "solution" sometime before now.
Whats crazy is The are practically rebuilding the rifles from the ground up.
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Re: Army going to 300 Win Mag for LRH

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Kevin

You posted that the army is back to square one. Do you know if the 338 Norma or the 300 Norma are being looked at as the replacement round for the project?

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The specs for the PSR SOCOM project aren't caliber specific. They list the requirements that the rifle/ammo has to be able to meet, and it's completely open from there. Between weight, accuracy, range, etc., the 338 LM is probably head and shoulders above the rest of the pack, but no, they don't name a particular caliber or cartridge. That's why the 300 Win Mag still has its proponents, as well as a few other cartridges that are being pushed.

We'll see.
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