Our friends over at SoldierSystems stumbled upon something we just had to share. At AUSA 2018. Sig Sauer unveiled a new belt-fed. But thats not all. They also revealed their new MCX-MR chambered in 7.62×51 and a new hybrid round! With the Army’s plans of switching over to 6.8spc Sig Sauer is already working towards accommodating the belt-fed to accept the new round!
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According to SoldierSystems SIG SAUER has unveiled their new Belt-Fed machine gun. Originally developed to fire the 338 Norma Mag cartridge, a 7.62 NATO version was quickly developed and now they are prepared to accommodate the 6.8mm projectile and associated ballistic requirements of the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle Other Transaction Authority (OTA) currently underway.
They also showed their newly developed Hybrid Ammo. It’s a three-piece metallic design which offers 20% reduction in overall cartridge weight as well as increased velocity over conventionally produced ammunition. Even better, it works in existing weapon systems and can still be produced on current ammunition lines in any arsenal.
They have already developed multiple cartridges with…