20mm AMR/Sniper ammunition


#1

While searching something else I found this NAVSEA presentatin on 20x102 ammunition being used in AMR/sniper rifles. I think I posted a question some years before on new made US cartridges in 20x110 HS which are related to this.

dtic.mil/ndia/2009infantrysm … xi8503.pdf

So did this 20mm issue go somewhere? Is it still under evaluation? Anything new on the ammunition?


#2

Thanks for the link - a fascinating presentation with a lot of good data in it.

I haven’t heard of any progress since then. It doesn’t seem to have been mentioned at either the 2010 or 2011 NDIA meetings.


#3

For the US, not going anywhere. Gun’s too heavy, recoil’s too bad (despite the brake and damper), ammo’s too heavy, etc. Just a solution looking for a problem. Ammo source was the considerable stockpile the US still has left over from the Korean and VN wars.


#4

Ah. There have been a lot of those…


#5

This ammo was expired then we can assume. I been told that for the tests new 20x110 ammunition was made.