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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    I carried a FN M16A4 in OSUT 16 years ago. ETA: IIRC, it was purple.
    Mine was also purple. A little behind you though.
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    Another announcement that doesn't mean jack shit for anyone not directly involved. After over 20 years in the AR realm, I've learned that none of this crap has anything to do with us end users.

    Colt is stupid... blah furking blah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by omegajb View Post
    I'd imagine PSA and other companies with contracts will still be able to get FN barrels.

    If the cost is $500 each which is low that's less than 250k rifles over the next 25 years.

    I'm curious what this means to the 6.5 rifles the military is anticipated to adopt soon.
    These 5.56 rifles might be for non combat roles.

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    25 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackblack73 View Post
    25 years?
    According to this article, but that does seem long.

    https://www.guns.com/news/2020/02/14...my-m4-contract



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    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    FN selling the DoD M4s is not really news. Iíve seen lots of M4A1ís and M16ís with FN on the side. Hell, Iíve been seeing more FN M4A1s than Colt ones, lately, but that could well be sampling bias.

    Or are yíall finding the scale of the contract surprising?
    Yeah Iím pretty confident Iíve seen an even split, if not more FNs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by omegajb View Post
    According to this article, but that does seem long.

    https://www.guns.com/news/2020/02/14...my-m4-contract



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    The contract's estimated completion date is 2025, so 5 years from now.

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    Good for FN.

    But I'm sure Colt will still get fed some smaller M4/M4A1 contracts for the DOD and FMS programs, as the Gov't never likes having all it's eggs in one basket when it comes to large programs like this.

    For example from just over a year ago, both FN and Colt got $80M contracts for more M4/M4A1s.

    https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/201...2031541775138/

    And some FMS stuff -

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...ales-contract/

    https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/2...-13-countries/
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    Just speculation, but as seemingly large as this contract is, it may take the Army to the 6.8mm transition with a large inventory of "just in case" carbines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    The contract's estimated completion date is 2025, so 5 years from now.
    I just quit my brains not working today. There's three types of people in this world those who can count and those who can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    Just speculation, but as seemingly large as this contract is, it may take the Army to the 6.8mm transition with a large inventory of "just in case" carbines.
    Not to mention that the 6.8mm is one of those 'the check is in the mail' type things...

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