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From the sound of the article none of this 6.8mm ammo is designed to be reloadable.
I wouldn't be surprised if someday, somebody, somewhere didn't figure out a way to reload composite casings.
 

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From Popeye's link above ......

The team was fully aware of the dangers of higher pressures when it designed its automatic rifle and rifle prototypes, said Dave Stouffer, director of business development for the GD-OTS team.

"Higher pressures in the weapon drive all sorts of unsavory things -- barrel wear … the stresses that go back on the bolt face, extraction [problems], premature part wear -- there's all sorts of unfavorable things higher pressure drives," he said.

The GD team chose a bullpup design -- which puts the magazine and bolt-carrier group behind the pistol grip and trigger group -- to avoid the problem and still meet the Army's requirements, Stouffer said.

"One of the benefits of a bullpup-style weapon is that you can run much lower pressures and still achieve the desired velocities because you have a longer barrel," Stouffer said.

I wonder if the US military will eventually forgo the long standing AR designed rifles, in favor of a bullpup-style rifle, for their main battle rifle??? Yellow Smile
 

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so............the 7.62x51 was deemed as too much weight ammo-wise and too much recoil for the avg joe and the weapons were heavier.....

the 5.56 was born to address those perceptions......and bullet design evolved and bullet weight increased and the AR platform continues to evolve......

now they want a faster and heavier round for a rifle that has not been invented yet and the ammo will produce more wear and tear, more recoil, and proprietary ammo that will not work in any existing systems.....and we get to tell NATO to kiss off again.....

yep.....its a govt operation........

now....is this search to replace the infantry rifle/carbine.......or is it to just replace the specialized squad weapons?
 
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