It's a start though, right? For now we'll just continue to have fun shooting it and hope that the military and/or LEO agencies will eventually learn what we already know about this fully capable cartridge.Adopt it agency wide? no. using it? yes
By Aug. things should get pretty interesting, The mil trials are around July-Aug and there are some other things going on with some new guys that could help the 6.8 move along. Art is always pushing things along too.It's a start though, right? For now we'll just continue to have fun shooting it and hope that the military and/or LEO agencies will eventually learn what we already know about this fully capable cartridge.
8888888888888i reported this several months ago...
There is an ammunition plant under construction in bonne terre mo that will make ammunition only for government contracts.
The rounds they will be manufacturing are:
7.62 x 51...
6.8 spc....in that order.
Make your own conclusion....
I have been to the plant. I have personally spoken with the engineering manager. There is machinery on the floor as i type this.
Art is very familiar with this facility....and the principle parties... But he is not involved.
The only apparent reason they are not yet running is due to legal issues re: Machinery in florida that is needed to complete the plant.
It isn't an issue of if the 6.8 will be adopted by some agency...but when.
The latest scuttlebutt is that the round may be fielded by homeland security.
we will see about that since i just sent the rifle a few weeks ago and the testing has not yet started although they are gearing up. I think that will take a while but, i believe someone else is very interested in the 6.8 and and could commit to several thousand much sooner. I know there are a few that have been sent to the fbi and a few to the border patrol i do not know if they are personal weapons or are being tested.
Nothing official yet.SSA brass will always be a premium product. I hate loosing it in the field.