Originally Posted by ebd10
The 6.8SPC is dying out because of politics; the SF guys that developed it went "off the reservation" and didn't go through proper channels. That means that the usual suspects didn't get any bribes, and no one managed to land a "cost plus" contract that could be milked for huge money.
The .338 Lapua is the logical choice as it has already got a proven track record. It's being used by the IDF in a sniper system made by HS Precision. No doubt a whole bunch of eyes are watching how that goes.
The 6.8SPC is dying (another reason) because Remington dropped the velocity by 200fps, due to pressure problems, and didn't tell anybody.
You have to remember that the .338LM was conceived by RAI for the US Navy.
.338 Lapua Magnum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As previously stated, Israel, British and Canada are using sniper rifles in .338LM .