SC Tiger Posted July 19, 2018 Share Posted July 19, 2018 (edited) The army is working on a new machine gun that will "blast like an M1 battle tank". At least so the article says. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/07/19/armys-new-machine-gun-will-blast-like-battle-tanks.html Here's the kicker - they are basing this claim on the fact that the chamber pressure of the new weapon will be around 80,000 PSI. Which is a lot. This is (per the article) about what an M1 Abrams produces. But before we go all Ga-ga on this lettuce remember that there are several rifles out there with chamber pressures not that far off. The .223 is at about 55,000, the .308 Winchester at about 65,000 based on SAAMI specs. Handloads probably get higher. I've heard of 45,000 from a .44 Magnum. Still - looks like it should be a helluva weapon. Edited July 19, 2018 by SC Tiger Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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