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pat addis
06-29-2010, 09:46 PM
has any one heard about the new round being sent to our armed forces.it is supposed to be a green round meaning it has less lead,less recoil,less muzzle flash.it sounds like it will be like shooting steel at the bad guys. i hope it will not put our troops in more danger

freefall319
06-29-2010, 09:52 PM
Seeing as how all our rounds are FMJ I doubt it could do any less than it already does. As long as the bullet wieght does'nt go down the terminal performance should'nt be that much different. Reduced muzzle flash and recoil can only help so no loss there.

Personally I am looking forward to the day when we go back to a "1 hitter quiter" round & ditch that 5.56 all together as well as the 9MM.

dback
06-29-2010, 10:15 PM
Pat...do you have a link to any info on it? The last new entry that I'm aware of was in late '09 and it is the "open tip" projectile. It was designed to penetrate 'medium barrier' with lead/copper combo, less yaw.....no expert here on military rounds....just found it interesting reading. It has caused some dialogue in regards to the Hague if I'm not mistaken but that very well may not be the round that you're talking about.

dback
06-29-2010, 10:47 PM
I found this: http://proceedings.ndia.org/0610/10169.pdf
http://www.military.com/news/article/army-news/green-ammo-heads-to-afghanistan-.html

The ammo nuts I'm aware of doubt it's advertised press...until they are convinced otherwise they seem to believe the 'green' push will only jeopardize lives. Guess we'll see.

dixidawg
06-29-2010, 10:50 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/scitech/2010/06/02/military-tech-action/?test=latestnews#slide=1

freefall319
06-29-2010, 11:16 PM
Hmmmmm, sounds good enough. Guess, we'll have to wait and see what the word is. Got some friends in the 75th still. I'll see if they've gotten them and what they think.