Another thread got me thinking...IF we were going to build a "new" M14 or AR10 style (box magazine semi-auto) rifle for the mountainous terrain and long ranges of Afghanistan what would be the best choice?
Seems to me a long range flat shooter (like sheep hunting) would be an excellent choice. So, maybe just keep the M14 rig in .308. I'm not sure. .30-06 maybe?
What say you? Design our "new" dream rifle around what round?
Some have mentioned the 6.8, but I wonder if even that has enough range. I sure would like to hear advice from someone who's actually been there. Maybe even better range than the .308 is needed.