Spanning a decade-and-a-half, the process of adopting the lead-free 5.56x45 mm NATO M855A1 ball cartridge was hardly transparent. In the end, however, testing indicates that our troops ended up with a better combat round.
Haven’t heard much about new German bolt-action hunting rifles recently? That’s because there haven’t been many. But stalwarts Mauser and Sauer each have one and, perhaps not surprisingly, both are accurate and innovative.