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I was talking to a buddy last night + he told me that the military is in the works of making a new belt-fed LMG in 338 Lapua. It would be impressive even if expensive. The plus side of this for us reloaders is a source of bulk brass. Does anyone know anything about this?


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So:

FN Minimi will remain
Maximi will be renamed to Mediummi
And new Maximi will be .338

All clear :-)

Seriously what will be the main purpose of .338 LMG? Just to fill the gap between 7.62 and .50?

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Higher velocity, flatter trajectory, enhanced armor penetration. Remember that the 50 dates from 1918. It's just a big 30-06 in design.
 
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