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An unloaded XM5 rifle is two pounds heavier than an unloaded M4. But the XM250 is four pounds lighter than the M249 SAW.
The weapon has an advanced optic, shoots 6.8mm and will replace the M4 carbine and M249 SAW.
The Army is slated to pick the actual weapon in the coming months.
The new caliber outperforms both 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm.