Question is in the title. 5.56 went from everywhere to nowhere. As such what alternatives have you all been considering, or have already?
For me, I defaulted to .308 simply because it was my only readily available alternatives as far as immediate access to an AR-10, mags, and ammo which is still (sorta kinda) possible to find. Not a bad option considering that nothing says battle round quite like a .308.
I have a short barrel 300 blk, but the ammo is even rarer then 5.56 these days, so that’s out. Other rounds I thought about are 6.5 Grendel (also rare cause they don’t make much), and 224 Valkery or 6 ARC, bother of which are kinda expensive and aren’t mass produced.
Like I said .308 is as good as it seems to get these days. Could be worse, a lot worse.
I don’t keep an eye on 7.62x39, so I wouldn’t know the situation on those. Good round though.
… I miss 5.55 already
On 9mm, well, it’s the only pistol round I shoot . Yeah… and it’s gone . The closest alternatives are all more expensive, like 357 sig. 40 might make a comeback, it’s an okay round. If I get a new pistol though, I’m thinking 45 ACP. I don’t know, I’ve always respected it. Maybe not the best choice well into the 21st century, but damn it must be cool to own a 45.
Thoughts? Opinions? Let’s hear them