The New 7.62x37mm Musang Round
Recently Government Arsenal /DND, the national armory and arms factory of the Philippines government introduced a new round that they have in development for their military special operations forces. This round, the 7.62x37mm Musang, looks to be a hard hitter.
The 7.62x37mm Musang has apparently been in development for some time but has only been made public in a series of AFAD (Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines) sponsored arms shows in the Philippines in the past month. It would seem to be a wildcat round somewhere between the .300 AAC Blackout and the 7.62x40WT Wilson Combat. Its immense 250-grain bullet is loaded to go subsonic while its necked down case will still fit in a standard 5.56x45mm magazine and therefore, magazine well. With a modified upper atop the standard PI M16/M4 platform, any standard issue rifle is just two pins away from being able to fire the Musang round.
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