RM277 -- next gen battle rifle?

RM277 -- next gen battle rifle?

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    RM277 -- next gen battle rifle?

    This is an interesting looking rifle from General Dynamics:

    General Dynamics RM277



    I like the idea of the 6.8mm round. I wonder if the rest of NATO is ready to adopt a new cartridge?
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    I don't like the bullpup design...don't like having my face that close to the chamber...that is probably just me, but I don't like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
    I don't like the bullpup design...don't like having my face that close to where the action is...that is probably just me, but I don't like it.

    Bullpups have had a sketchy history so far. I wonder if GD has built on some of the lessons of the past, or has reinvented a disagreeable service rifle.

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    My problem with bullpups: If you experience a jam, access to the bolt head and chamber is slow, clumsy, and convoluted.
    Compare breech access of any bullpup to that of the Garand/M14 and the SKS.

    However, the cartridge contemplated for use in this new design is a sterling idea.
    It's light-weight, it's very easily manufactured, and it's easy to recover and completely recyclable.
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