It's been around for almost 60 years. It isnt going away anytime soon.
Maybe when we go to lasers, but who knows.
Thanks for the quick response David. Good to know I'm not building a big black paper weight. I'll ask him to elaborate on exactly what he means by "obsolete". I just figured he meant production since the armed forces are adopting the 6.8spc.
It's been around for 46 years and there are countless guns chambered for it. What, pray tell, will send it to the grave in the next two?
This is what he was telling my father when told that I was building an AR platform in .223cal. I'll have to get more info from the source. I just kind of got worried there for a second. Thanks for the wake up call.
Military switched to 223 from 308 and 308 is plentiful and priced decently. 30-06 is still an incredibly popular cartridge, and hell even 30 carbine. Not to mention 9mm (going strong after 100+ years), .45acp and long colt (the latter for about 150 years), and .38.
I forsee 223 being a popular round for shooters for another 50 years at least. And to David, good god I hope I get to see lasers in my lifetime
Pretty much what I thought...he's kind of out there anyways. He got all kinds of nuts over the Y2K thing 10 years back. Now he's selling off his .223 chambered rifles for something else. Might see if he wants to sell me his bushmaster at a good price, since the sky is falling and all. lol
Good information guys. Thanks. I'll have to tell him to put the pipe down next time I see him.