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bae_systems_l59a1_762mm_diagram Two .280/30 cartridges, and their immediate ancestors. The .280 concept was inspired by the German 7.92x33 Kurz caliber on the far left, but demands for standardization in testing with the US-developed .30 T65 cartridge (center left) resulted in rounds after 1949 using the same case head as that round. 5.56mm (left) alongside some of its competitors. PHOTO_20160514_221357 PHOTO_20160514_213429 lsat-machine-gun-tfb

An Analysis of the Soldier’s Load with 6.5mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition (Part 2)

One thing that seems apparent from the ARDEC presentation on the CTSAS program is the excessive capability and weight of the 6.5mm CT ammunition, as well as its use of lead-cored projectiles as opposed to more modern (and less dense) EPR-type projectiles. Further, the [Read More…]

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An Analysis of the Soldier’s Load with 6.5mm Cased Telescoped Ammunition (Part 1)

Recently, I wrote an editorial regarding the LSAT/CTSAS team’s NDIA presentation on their 6.5mm cased telescoped carbine and machine gun concepts. There was a lot to say about the history of Army programs and the pitfalls facing that team, but today I want to get [Read More…]

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X-Ray Photos of Exotic Ammunition

IAA Forum user PaulSmith received several x-ray images of ammunition, and was able to take photographs: Last week I was given some excellent x-rays. By having a diffuse light source behind the film I was able to take some pictures. The quality of the x-ray images are [Read More…]

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Hornady Bullet Poster

This poster has been around a while but I did not find out about it until I was browsing the archives of Roys blog (you can always trust Roys to find interesting stuff). I love these bullet posters. I just have to find someone to print it out for me. It is 32.5″ x [Read More…]