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Old 11-23-2017, 12:16 AM   #1
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quora asked "why dont we have a better rifle than the M4?

the answer was "no such rifle exists" and he didn't even discuss different uppers, different calibers available, concealment while taken down, night scopes, luminous sights, .22 unit, suppressors, stripped lowers, 80% lowers, trigger jobs, etc. :-)
 
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Old 11-23-2017, 01:34 PM   #2
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My favorite platform is the AR carbine. Only thing better than an M4 is a lighter version, without the ridiculouly large handguard and the unnecessarily heavy barrel.
 
Old 11-23-2017, 07:17 PM   #3
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I think the Colt LE 6920 is an excellent rifle. I have every confidence in it. But to be truthful, I like my Colt SP-1 Carbine better.
 
 
Old 11-23-2017, 08:09 PM   #4
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Call me old fashioned but if the balloon ever went up, the AR that I would prefer comes in 7.62mm NATO.
 
Old 11-24-2017, 04:48 PM   #5
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Call me old fashioned but if the balloon ever went up, the AR that I would prefer comes in 7.62mm NATO.
If my situation involved larger dangerous animals, I might as well. (But I still might not.) In my area the animals arenít huge, and a carefully-loaded 5.56 is more than adequate; so Iím lucky that I donít have to make that decision.
 
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I would actually like to see something like a 20 inch T91 upper with low mounted iron sights..or if piston operated seems to be too prone to carrier tilt,go DG;but PLEASE:if we're staying with the 5.56 we really SHOULD be trying to get the most out of it. yeah ,yeah; vehicle borne/room clearing/CQB etc..in the end though you need a rifle to stretch your reach sometimes. And frankly, I never found a full sized M16 type to be precisely heavy or awkward and NO I'm by no means a big guy.
I still prefer larger caliber. But I consider the 5.56 efficient for what it does. And it does it better when it works out of that 18-22 inch sweet spot.
 
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A piston AR, maybe. Otherwise, there are far better platforms than the AR, by any metric except U.S. service.
 
Old 12-15-2017, 11:56 PM   #8
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Anyone think that there's any possible military acceptance for the.224 Valkyrie?
 
Old 12-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #9
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Anyone think that there's any possible military acceptance for the.224 Valkyrie?
No. It my be better than 5.56 for certain limited applications, but the 556 does pretty good at a very wide range of applications, so thereís probably not going to be much incentive. Factor in the huge amount of infrastructure and inventory already dedicated to the 556, and I suspect it will be a long time before any Ďadvancesí beyond simply Ďnew and improvedí loads for the current caliber; at least for mass-level, general-issue use.
 
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While my M4 Colt, jazzed up with a 323 Burris, works just about as well as can be expected, I do wish they would have gone to the 6.8 SPC round or something like that. Until Phasers become practical I just don't see a new service carbine. All the new rifles that are in 5.56 do the same thing with the same ammo capacity and same accuracy.

Going to take a heck of a rifle to significantly beat the AR platform as it is today.

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Old 05-29-2018, 05:14 PM   #11
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the answer was "now such rifle exists"and he didn't even discuss different uppers, different calibers available, concealment while taken down, night scopes, luminous sights, .22 unit, suppressors, stripped lowers, 80% lowers, trigger jobs, etc. :-)
Is that now or no? Or have you been taking grammar lessons from Joe Biden?

Actually a streamlined Ar-10 type rifle in 6.5 CM might not be a bad thing. But it would be a custom build not a production rifle and I doubt the military would ever adopt such a thing.

For now I've 2 AR type builds a DM type rifle and and AR Pistol.

The next builds will be a lightweight carbine and a semi-auto SAW project, well the later is a maybe.
 
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