Army veteran Chris Capelluto reviews the life long tease from the Army about the 5.56mm switch to 6.8mm SPC rounds and provides a brief history of all the military's successful different main battle rifle and ammo adoptions.

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For decades the U.S. military’s rifles and machine guns have chambered either 5.56mm or 7.62mm rounds. Now, the Army’s newest weapons are being tested to fire a new caliber bullet that’s faster and more accurate  to give soldiers an edge over their adversaries.

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U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ted Green

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