Originally Posted by WWB
To quote "Janes," this weapon system is THE game changer. 4lbs lighter then a saw, 95 round belt fed, 300 grains of pain, & just about Every political comment intent to destroy it, and the 338 "Jimmy Sloane" (338 Norma) casually touches Home Plate. Game changer? That's an enormous understatement.
I can see where a cartridge with the performance of the .338 Norma Mag could have a real advantage with many other types of bullets in it; designed for operational needs on today's battle field, such as an Hybrid LR, APIT, Sabot, SLAP penetrator's and others. Like the Ma Duce; it would coverts a lot of cover into concealment
in a real hurry. Can you imagine what it would be like with a longer barrel from a cupola or coax mounted weapon on a vehicle(s). Not to mention the "Snipers" perhaps using some of the aforementioned rounds in a .338 NM sniper rifle... Not that the .338 Lapua doing a bad job, it's not; it's just a logistics thing for US troops with a MG and rifles; (designated marksmen & snipers) having the same caliber as the MG.