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Why 6.5mm you ask? - Good Read


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Dunhill

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I can't remember who it was who asked, but just after the custom mod server starting sporting the M-4 and Mk-18 packs someone was asking about the default ARMA 3 weapons and their native caliber. This of coarse lead to the typical discussion of 5.56 vs 7.62 NATO rounds, but during the discussion no one really seemed to know much about the 6.5mm round or the logic behind BI adopting this and the subsequent weapons systems for ARMA 3's near future setting.

Stumbled on this article at work, and though it might present some good reading for those interested in learning about the real-world parallels of the guns we play with in the digital battle-space, and its future potential as the standard round for the US military (speculative).

http://www.shootingt...-ought-to-have/
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My simplest answer was a compromise between 556 and 762 but for me I will always go 762 and feel half assed taking 556.



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If you can handle the weight, and higher recoil IRL a lot of people including me would all rock 7.62. U can have m4 styled systems I.e. Hk417 as a cqb gun and just gain the added stopping and penetration power.

While the 5.56 has it's own good use, it doesn't outmatch the 7.62 by a long shot.... Literally.