. I'm hopping ATF gets its act together and speeds up approval times.... Hope Springs Eternal!
No one in the Federal Government is in a hurry to do anything. Everyone makes jokes about this but until you work for them you cannot understand just how true it is.
A good dedicated 5.56 can is a wonderful thing but for the recreational user it's really just for kicks. Head to head testing of my Recce 7 and Recce 5 showed me the main difference was slightly different tone. I'm quite sure the 5 is quieter but not really at the shooters ear. But the REAL differenve is in the slightly shorter length and lighter weight which would be a boon to the working shooter or competitor