Military looking to replace the M4

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by retired grunt, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Well, if we're contemplating replacing the US Army's longest-lived light arm ever issued, why restrict ourselves to the 5.56mm ? Smaller or bigger caliber, there's lots of choices and lots of innovations in both chemistry and its ballistics impact to explore. Perhaps another stab at the "caseless" round ? Or, to satisfy the "antis" a "plastic case ala the Dardik "Tround" ? >MW

  2. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    They've been talking about replacing this thing for 40 years. Unfortunately, the people making the money off of it must be pretty influential. The least they could do is chamber it for a larger round.
  3. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Or maybe it's time to just replace the M4 with a
    Luke Skywalker flashlight and appease not only
    the 'anti-gunners', but jobama's peaceful muslim
    buddies also.
    Don't you think they already have a handful of 'protos'
    that manufacturers have presented, recently and in the past?
    Must be a reason in someones wallet that they are even
    considering this.
  4. Fantasy time, M1 Garand/M14 type rifle in .338 Federal with a 20 round magazine instead of the 8 round enbloc clip of the Garand. :D

    6.5x55 or 300 Wby to the sniper types depending on the target.
  5. stitch1870

    stitch1870 New Member

    Oct 10, 2010
    Dallas, Tx
    Thinkin the ACR or the SCAR would be a decent replacement, not too particular on the pea-shooter and muskets I've been issued the past few years.
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