USMC and SOCOM seeking lightweight Ma Deuce replacement

by mcassill, Thursday, May 18, 2017, 09:58 (39 days ago)

It appears DOD is getting ready to spend a big pile of $$ on small arms in the next few years. In recent weeks we've seen the Army and USMC announce studies of a new service round, and a USMC solicitation for a new rifle design to fire it. The Marines have also been buying a sizable number of M27s as what appears to be a partial stopgap replacement for the M4 in Marine infantry units. Now comes word that USMC and SOCOM are seeking a belt-fed .338 magnum weighing under 24 pounds and capable of engaging point targets at ranges past 2000 meters. It will be interesting to see the finished product on that one!

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/socom-and-marine-corps-move-closer-to-ma-deuce-r...


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