>2022. >High strength polymers exist. >Carbon fiber exists. >Aluminum exists. >Modern engineering exists

>2022
>High strength polymers exist
>Carbon fiber exists
>Aluminum exists
>Modern engineering exists
>The new service rifle is 2 lbs heavier with a shorter barrel

There is no earthly or unearthly reason for why a ~16" barrel rifle weighing sub 5 lbs unloaded isnt standard issue besides bribery

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can blame a collective incompetence by the government.

    What was wrong with the old service rifle?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    それは高すぎます

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >literal child can't understand why high pressure rounds require more metal
    I know your favorite guntubers were shitting on it, but try to think just a little before posting.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the question is why would you invent this shit and spend billions on it when .308 exists

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the m14 had its time

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because they wanted a better BC and better velocities than .308

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the improvement over .308 is marginal

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            marginal improvements was basically the only thing possible for the m5 project tho. what major improvements can be made over the existing m4?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The increase in weapon weight over previous versions is negligible.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              2lbs over an m4 isn't negligible. it's noticeable and degrades performance

              100 fps more velocity at 500 yards is negligible, especially when we're considering the goal of the project which is to defeat body armor. if you're at a distance where the .277 performs better than a .308 with similar bullet tech, then you aren't gonna be penning a level 4 wonderplate anyway

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This.
                The only good thing to come out of this program has been the lighter and cooler plastic ammo, everything else is a giant waste of time and money.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >2lbs in a metal stick a soldier has to carry everywhere is negligible
              >basically hamstrung the entire XM8 program by demanding it be 5lbs loaded

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's for killing Americans who have lvl4 plates

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          haha Comcast or twatter could crush the entire dissident right wing

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >could
            they already did

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >GOP twatting about aborted moron babies again
              everything checks out

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be OP
    >be a fucking retard that doesn't understand materials science, engineering, or physics
    >make a retarded, useless thread to make everyone else aware of that fact

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck you SIG lobbyist. I worked hard for my money and the government should use my taxes to pay off the debt for something useful. Not your trillion dollar .308

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can your 16" barrel, weighing sub 5 lbs unloaded rifle punch a hole through PLA soldiers' chest?

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