Here's Why the US Military Is Switching to 6.8mm Ammo

By Mike Fishmore | May 5, 2024

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Any bullet hitting any part of the body could cause fatal injuries. 
 

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This leaves one question: Why are the bullets commonly used in rifles and machine guns, the 5.56mm and 7.62mm, used separately? Let's take a closer look at the issue.

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U.S. military standard bullet 5.56mm: The slim profile of the bullet poses a drawback. The 5.56mm bullet stands as the prevalent choice for assault rifles in the United States and allied forces.