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So what your saying is it's a 270 Ultra Magnum
Because someone gets to make a large amount of money selling a new rifle round. If you turned down the pressure on 6.8 x 51 to below 65,000 pounds per square inch you pretty much have .308 Winchester but with some better down range ballistics using a 6.8 millimeter bullet over 7.62 millimeter.
Which would basically make it a .260 Remington, or a 'wildcat!' .270-08.
 
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I've learned that the firearm is 60% and ammunition is 40% in total in owning a private gun. Your firearm is near worthless without ammo so that I why I only bought common ammo firearms. My long guns I shoot consist of 7.62 x 51, 7.62 x 39 and 9 millimeter Luger.

I will not be investing in any 6.8 x 51 firearms anytime in the near future very likely (especially if the round is high pressure). 7.62 x 39 has been around since the 1940s, 7.62 x 51 has been around since the 1960s and 9 millimeter Luger has been around over ninety years. All are still used today and are very common firearm rounds.
 
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I think another interesting question will be what impact this has on the availability of other NATO cartridges they were making there, notably 5.56 and 7.62x51. The civillian market has benefited from Lake City as the outside contractor running it (currently Winchester) gets to sell overproduction and "rejects". If Lake City is making less of those cartridges, we will see less drop to us.
If you read the article a rep from Lake City says that the 7.62x51 and 5.56x45 ammo will continue to be made as they are building a new plant for the new round.
 
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