BREAKING: 7.62mm Rifle to REPLACE M4 Carbine

The M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) is a 7.62mm semi-automatic rifle that is capable of delivering precision fire to enemy targets out to 800 meters.

The weapon is shorter and lighter than traditional sniper rifles, which enhances the mobility of Marine and Army scout snipers and allows for multiple follow-up shots.

This weapon will become standard issue for combat troops. (Source)

The Firearms Blog

Nathan

August 6th, 2017

A Scout Sniper Team Marksman, part of the Recon Platoon from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Brigade Combat Team, Florida Army National Guard fires a M110 semi-automatic sniper system rifle at a 600 meter target during a live fire long range marksmanship training and qualification course at the Arta training range in Djibouti, Oct 14, 2016.

 

The M110 SASS is a 7.62mm sniper rifle system, similar to many rifles that may compete in the ICSR competition.

Image source: US Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook. Public domain.

 

The primary justification for the ICSR program are improved ceramic body armors that are resistant to existing forms of small arms ammunition.

The logic goes that the Army’s new 5.56mm M855A1 round cannot penetrate these new armors, and therefore the service must switch to a new round.

However, this is misleading, as current 7.62mm M80A1 is incapable of penetrating these body armors either, and specialty tungsten cored ammunition in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibers are capable of penetrating armor of this type.

 

See the entire article below.

 

The US Army seems to be banking on its yet-undescribed XM1158 ADVAP round to bridge this gap, however Chief Milley himself admitted in testimony to Congress that the ADVAP’s design could be applied to either 7.62mm or 5.56mm ammunition.

These facts leave us with very little justification for the move to 7.62mm.

It’s difficult to ignore the picture that a move towards a larger caliber infantry rifle has been lobbied for by manufacturers for over a decade, as it would give whoever won a toehold on a highly lucratic exclusive contract.

Sadly, all this program will do is take a load off Chief Milley’s back, and put it on the backs of our troops.

One wonders if General Milley is willing to write to families of the dead when ICSR-equipped units run dry of ammunition and are overrun by 5.45mm-armed foes.

 

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  3. JAFC says:

    I got a giggle out of the author’s little snippet at the end about the 5.45X39. The Russians have, for all practical purposes, dumped that round because of its minimal terminal ballistic effects. Making a lot of noise emptying a with a little .20 cal in the air may be fun in a computer game but it doesn’t stack up in real life. AND fixed positions are defended with interlocking machinegun fire (the guns are angle positioned so as to create a series of diamond-patterned paths of bullets, preferably moving out about a foot and a half above the ground – nothing trying to move through them will live). Fixed positions are collapsed by artillery and mortars, NOT bonsai attacks.

    A rifle (or any other point-to-point weapon) is only as good as its ammunition’s ability to penetrate body armor (along with vehicle bodies, structures, vegetation, etc) at a given distance. A 147 or 173 grain .308″ bullet packs a lot more punch, is less deflected by wind or obstructions, and maintains it velocity better than does a lightly jacketed 40 grain .20″ bullet.

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