Skip to comments.USSOCOM Completes Safety Certification and Purchase of SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors
Posted on 01/18/2020 9:50:26 AM PST by Loud Mime
NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 15, 2020) SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM), working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG SAUER 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors. Following this historic official safety certification, SIG SAUER has completed deliveries of multiple systems, comprised of the MG 338 Machine Guns, 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors all researched, designed, engineered, and manufactured by SIG SAUER in the U.S.A.
The safety certification of the complete SIG SAUER MG 338 system and delivery of the system to USSOCOM is historically very significant. For the first time in decades the U.S. Military certified a new machine gun, ammunition, and suppressor at the same time, bringing new innovation, portability, and increased lethality to our ground forces, with all components coming from one company, began Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. This certification was achieved following the outstanding performance of the complete MG 338 system through the rigors of the extensive function, durability, and safety tests set forth by USSOCOM.
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Grrr.....I searched and found nothing
Does Sig have a civilian version?
This is a horse.....
Sold me at Norma. Those Swedes know how to make a kick-ass round.
Videos of new MG:
Could make the 338 Win obsolete when the surplus ammo comes out. Could. I had one once, not a caliber you would want to shoot all day.
The round was designed by Jimmy Sloan, who is about as Swedish as sushi. And it originally was a wildcat of the .416 Rigby, same as the .338 LM. Would have made more logistic sense to go with the .338 Lapua because the Corps already has sniper rifles in that cartridge.
Between the .338 Lupua, the .338 Norma, and the .325 WSM, the .338 Win will probably slide into obscurity joining the cartridge that probably should have dominated the mid-.30 caliber magnum market but never really caught on, the .358 Norma Magnum.
None of those bad boys are fun to shoot for a long time but if you have a grizzly or a brown bear or a polar bear taking violent exception to your presence, you would be thankful for one. The margin of error that one of these would provide over a .30 caliber rifle would be reassuring.
Hope it’s more reliable than I found the P938 to be.
“Would have made more logistic sense to go with the .338 Lapua because the Corps already has sniper rifles in that cartridge.”
These new machine guns are USSOCOM issue only.
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