I think the 6.5 Grendel would be a great upgrade. The existing lowers would be usable and the only replacements that would be needed would be the upper(barrel) assembly and magazines. The 6.5 Grendel has an effective range of 800 plus yards.
Army will never do it, it would save too much money.
Yeah, going to the Creedmore would cost a fortune , having to go to the AR-10 type lower etc..
Grendel or .224 Valkyrie would be a lot cheaper and wouldn’t require a complete platform change, but meet the needs of an average Army or Marine infantryman.
Agreed. The Grendel is a very versatile cartridge.
I built a 6.5 Grendel and a couple of 5.56 rifles. The 330 blackout is great for urban setting. The 6.5 on a AR 10 type weapon could be pretty impressive in open country. The ability to pack a large amount of ammo comes into play. Control of recoil in auto falls in there too. The Grendel with 123 grain bullets adds something to the argument over the 5.56. The issue is what compromises should the troops have to make? Its a tough issue with no clear cut solutions on a changing battlefield.