Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
James Jones it right
I just got off the plane here at Fort Bragg (again) and I would have to agree with James on this one.
The 5.56 mm round is not the issue the issue is in the bullets design weight and intended use which it to punch through Soviet helmets.
The Army will not change caliber it is not cost effective to do so! We can not just change our bullets if we did then all the optics the military has spent so much money on training and equiping the soldiers with would be of no use. All of the Trijicon ACOG's have a BDC in them for the M885 round. Who uses them? The MARINES issue an ACOG to each and every rifleman and the ARMY has one for each and every NCO and Officer.
Outside of the special operations comunity there will be no change in near future to a diffrent caliber. The only option is to redesign the bullet or to match the ballistics of the M885 round to all of the sights we have.