May 20, 2020

SOCOM is eyeing a fresh 6.5mm sniper weapon for longer-range kills

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U.S. Special Operations Command will wait for the Army’s 6.8mm rifle and automatic rifle, but it’s moving forward to adopt a new sniper support weapon chambered in the longer-range 6.5mm Creedmoor round.

If all goes well with the Army’s 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) effort, special-ops weapons officials plan to field both variants to units such as the 75th Ranger Regiment after the service begins its planned fielding in fiscal 2023.

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