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Topic: .264 USA
Posted By: supertool73
Subject: .264 USA
Date Posted: April/20/2017 at 22:13
Interesting read

https://www.google.com/amp/www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/11/10/usamu-264-usa/amp/ - https://www.google.com/amp/www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/11/10/usamu-264-usa/amp/

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 06:31
Interesting… the old power vs size/weight thing that forever has been a battlefield concern.  One round to do it all is going to make very few happy… unless it actually WORKS.  The tradeoffs will be many...

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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 07:55
Also thought it interesting that it may be a polymer cased round.

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Lifetime warranty and excellent customer service don't mean a thing when your gun fails during a zombie attack.

"A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own."


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 10:16
Definitely requires a change in thought processes...

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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 11:56
The 264 USA looked too similar to the 260 REM to bother with making a brand new cartridge until I read it was designed for polymer case.  That sounds interesting.  We'll have to see how the testing goes.  I've toured inside Lake City and can tell you it will be no small matter to convert to make a new cartridge case. 


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 12:03
It sounds like they would also need to design a totally new rifle and they would need one that is between the .308 size and the .223 size.  It wouldn't be just a simple barrel change.  i can't imagine the cost of that conversion


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Lifetime warranty and excellent customer service don't mean a thing when your gun fails during a zombie attack.

"A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own."


Posted By: sucker76
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 12:07
Agreed.  I followed other links from the one you gave and the gun used looked new or it was a highly modified M249.


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Stamp collecting since 2015


Posted By: JLud
Date Posted: April/21/2017 at 22:27
Why don't they make em like the 120mm tank rounds I used to fire off.....burns up the whole case but the cap....makes a cool ashtray.

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