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...bore is merely the convention, fact. Don't like it, you don't like reality.
Actually, I'm okay with bore size being the convention. It's you who doesn't like it.
6.8 or .277 or the true 7mm as it should be called is still closer to the ideal caliber of 7mm, regardless of the number, you cannot contradict this. You say irrelevant, but you miss the point of why that size...
Okay. Explain to me why 7mm (.284" bullet) is the "ideal" caliber.
...maybe reality is irrelevant for those that live in lala land.
I wholeheartedly agree.
So you are literally comparing a shoulder fired gun to a tripod mounted crew served AGL and saying "oh yeah if muzzle velocity was so important with computer gunsights why did the US Army dramatically reduce the projectile mass of the 25x40mm to achieve a V0 that isn't even quite as high as an AGL's? Checkmate, atheists!"
Sorry, but I'm not the one who made the comparison (XM25 vs. Mk47), I was just a guy replying to him...
convention =/= right
He said "something like an XM25", he said nothing about using the same caliber. Just seems... A little obtuse to not get that?
Whether or not it is or is not "right" is a matter of opinion.
However, the convention of bore size = caliber is a reality.
What was it you said about the people who deny reality?
Or maybe the whole point of velocity being not so good because of the handcapty in weight, recoil, cost and complexity should be obvious. The go fast boys would want our troops carrying tripod weapon int combat because the muzzle velocity certainly makes up for it... that post exemplifies it perfectly the advantages of a sensible solution.
Are you going to explain why 7mm (.284" bullet) is the "ideal" caliber?
Maybe you should educate yourself more and read the work of Mr. Murray, he does that better than anyone else. But basically it's the ideal compromise of range, stopping power, recoil, etc for a rifle. It's the one size missing until now.
When Murray talks about 7mm being the ideal caliber, he's referring to .284" diameter, not .277" diameter.
So, if NGSW does get adopted, we will have a caliber that's smaller than his supposed "ideal" (7mm) caliber.
And yet my follow on comment is still dead In the x ring since we discussed this here when these articles first hit...
How is it that one of us works for an actual MOD and they're the one that's shockingly more badly informed?