AND.... Another 'special' cartridge that will fall into the niche category with limited supply/mfg. coverage... The Browning 6.8 Western.

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    I read into it a few days ago when it was announced... I still don't quite get it. Just get a faster twist 270 wsm barrel with a longer freebore?? Same bullet they're running but larger case so faster velocity? Seems like they circumvented a problem that wasn't actually there in the first place.
    Just like the Dane Cook bit about Oprah. “You get a wildcat, and you get a wildcat, and you get a wildcat”! Everybody gets a wildcat!
     

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  • Regardless,,,,what a great time to release a new cartridge.


    Shiiit, if I have to introduce a new cartridge just for 2020/2021, it will be a nonlethal, non-dangerous 12 gauge "clown face" paint round designed to be fired from a hand held flare gun. Upon firing into the target's face, the mixture of pigments ejected from the cartridge instantly turns the target's face into a fully painted party clown. Awesome for trolling leftist NPCs when they say stupid shit and it is not "hate speech", since it does not involve any speech at all, and not "assault" either because the paint rounds would be designed to not cause actual pain and should be fairly "easy" to wash off, with effort of course...
     

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    The way the OP feels about this is exactly the way i felt about it last week or last last week whenever it came out.

    Nothing special here, id rather just grab a PRC if it were me.
     
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    Shiiit, if I have to introduce a new cartridge just for 2020/2021, it will be a nonlethal, non-dangerous 12 gauge "clown face" paint round designed to be fired from a hand held flare gun. Upon firing into the target's face, the mixture of pigments ejected from the cartridge instantly turns the target's face into a fully painted party clown. Awesome for trolling leftist NPCs when they say stupid shit and it is not "hate speech", since it does not involve any speech at all, and not "assault" either because the paint rounds would be designed to not cause actual pain and should be fairly "easy" to wash off, with effort of course...
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    Looking at the SAAMI sheet for it, this new one is 35 degree. That makes it different from every other cartridge I am awarre of, certainly all the common ones every one is making comparisons here. Still don't quite see the point of it.
     
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    Listen to me peeps....

    .50 Browning
    30-06
    .308 Win
    5.56/.223
    .22 rf
    .45 ACP
    .357/.38 Spcl
    12 gauge

    and if you are sensitive 9mm
    My brother explained it all above. The only wildcat/oddball cartridges I have that are not on his list are the 270 Win and the 17wsm/17hmr/17M2. I guess I was not focused on bunny hunting when I made my selections, lol. Carry on lads... Irish
     

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    Screw that... Take BAR design and scale it down to 223/556 or 308..... Shave a pile of weight since the action wouldn't need to be long action anymore. Take the HCAR concept and go one step further.
    FN has 7.62 x 51 Fnar that is essentially a scaled down BAR. I had a 16” hbar unit for a few years. It has too many moving parts and disassembly/reassembly was a nightmare.
    One on the few firearms I no longer have that I don’t miss...
     

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    This old man is still trying to find the perfect load in a 6.5x.06,I gotta catch up some day.
     
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    There is only one reason- that matters- for a firearms manufacturer (though Browning doesn’t actually manufacture any firearms, but whatever) to release a new cartridge. FIREARM SALES!!!

    The 6.8 Eastern is the same round, it just arrives 2-3 hours earlier!
    No, the 6.8 eastern is fired from a 0.277 bore shotgun...
     
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    I mean you don't have to go aftermarket to call out some of their claims. They cherry picked a 160gr accubond factory loading for the 7mm rem mag and are claiming more energy than a 7mm rem mag as if it's across the board. That is disingenuous at best.

    The simple fact they're trying to hype up some new hunting cartridge as if a 6.8 short action magnum is needed or sought after inbetween the 6.5s and the 7s is hogwash. 277 has been dying for a while. I'd rather see the resources go to supplies for established cartridges. Or maybe idk produce a proper 7mm short action cartridge that doesn't need a medium action to run with. 7mm is already established with great BCs from every manufacturer ranging from 150-195gr. What in the hell is the point of shoving 6.8 into the mix?

    I guess what i mean to say is they should be focusing on supplying existing cartridges that are established given the current predicament of supplies and not using supplies to push a new cartridge for profit.
    This all day long. Standardize a 7SS that fits in 2.95” mag with 180 Berger’s and plenty of case capacity but in 7mm not 6.8.
     
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    its SAUM length (2.020) with 35 degree shoulder (wsm)....would make a good neck up (7mm) or down (6.5) cartridge, with shitty brass

    to me the fun thing would be to improve the Lapua 6.5 PRC barss to 35 shoulder stay at 6.5mm or yp to 7mm....an in between the sherman and standard cartidges....obviously the adg brass in rsaum is same quality as lapua and can do the same....but slightly smaller case volume with PRC case
     

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    I think it fits a perfect niche. Ammo that's in stock and that which is not in stock. I literally saw it on the shelf at scheels yesterday right next to the ever popular 350 legend and 224 valkyrie. Grab it while you can, I've heard you can rebore your crappy 223's by cramming it in the chamber and firing once. Always wear eye protection!
     
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    I'll pass. To me, it doesn't surpass my 28 Nosler in any category. And I honestly doubt that it carries more energy than a 7mm Rem mag or is any improvement over the 7mm mag. Some people will jump on this, but I think it'll fizzle out or just be a Browning offering only.
    Its a short action and does not require a special bolt face.

    For an ultralight gun, it is interesting.