Bell_SADJV13N2 50mm.pdf (2.1 MB)
50mm?, the title has 30mm.
Thanks for the correction. Fixed it. I was in a hurry and had 30mm on the brain…
Wow, although not usually my “thing”, that is cool!
This was great! Thank you for posting!
Some minor remarks.
The 30x173 is an Oerlikon development.
The 50mm types are all basing on 35x228 cases (basically not necked down draw stages).
Last but not least the 50mm in all of it’s case lengths is a Rheinmetall development 30+ years old (for the back then bi-caliber linkless RH305 gun of which I currently do not know how much of it may be in the Bushmaster). So saying there was no news in the auto cannon ammo for 30-40 years is correct. Just that there is still no news.
BadgerJack - You are most welcome! Jay
EOD - the focus was from a USG perspective for your points 1 and 3. In conversations with AMRON, they dont make 35x228, so it was a whole new adventure for them. Jay
APFSDS - Welcome!
Congrats on being published in SADJ (Small Arms Defense Journal)
I contribute book reviews to the sister publication SAR (Small Arms Review)
And a couple of ammo articles, also!
Cool, and thanks, from one who has, and admires, the .458 SOCOM capabilities!