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US SOCOM's MRGG project   General Military Discussion

Started 12-May by BruhMomento; 678 views.
BruhMomento

From: BruhMomento

12-May

MRGG will introduce an assault rifle and sniper support variant, chambred in 6.5 Creedmoor. Likely replacement of Mk17 and M110/ M110K1 rifles.

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BruhMomento

From: BruhMomento

12-May

This is FN's entry chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor in the MRGG-A configImage
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BruhMomento

From: BruhMomento

12-May

keep in mind the xm5 and xm250 can both be converted to 6.5

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BruhMomento

From: BruhMomento

12-May

TWO CHARGING HANDLES?

graylion

From: graylion

12-May

I know that SF always get to do their own thing, but lack of commonality in rifle ammo strikes me as a bit weird.

Edit: Also why? I thought SOCOM was watching NGWS?

  • Edited 12 May 2022 7:53  by  graylion
AndyMcKay

From: AndyMcKay

12-May

Three, it's also got an AR style pull handle.

EmericD

From: EmericD

12-May

graylion said:

Edit: Also why? I thought SOCOM was watching NGWS?

They did.

And they resumed their 6.5 mm Creedmoor program a few month ago, the SIG 6.8x51 mm was probably not what they were looking for...

Apsyda

From: Apsyda

12-May

I assume this is one of those cases where FN had the gun mostly designed already before the NGSW program wrapped up, so they're obligated to take a look at the gun now? Given that its going to take a few years for XM5's to disseminate, I suppose a stop gap rifle like this could get a small contract in the interim.

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BruhMomento

From: BruhMomento

13-May

https://soldiersystems.net/2019/06/05/ussocom-small-arms-update-2019/

so kinda parallel to the ngsw socom was also procuring new weapons and switching to 6.5

firstly for the ar-dmr-sniper role the fn mrgg (prev fn scar)
for the cqb carbine the rattler
for the gpmg role the sig mg338?
for the sniper role the 338 mrad

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