December Cartridge of the Month posted


#1

http://cartridgecollectors.org/cmo/cmo08dec.htm

Another amazing item from Paul Smith.

Merry Christmas everyone!


#2

Unbelievable. Great subject. Love the ONTOS that was mentioned. Interesting VN vet pages on this system on the intraweb. Very effective in that environment.


#3

This is a great one! I’ve always wondered how these interesting cartridges look from the inside. Another question solved!


#4

Another kudos to Paul.

That short case is known among shooters as the 50 BAT and is used by some in 50 caliber competition, where permitted by the rules. It is also found without the flash tube (M48), which is preferred. Otherwise some accomodation has to be made for the large flash-hole, either by bushing or installing a more permanent type tube.

Left to right = BMG, DTAC, IMPROVED, McMURDO, BAT, FAT MAC

Ray


#5

Another beautifull job of sectioning. The text is off and should be corrected. There are 9 components to the projectile: 1)core , 2)liner ,3)jacket ,4)tracer cup ,5)tracer seal ,6) detonator cup ,7)detonator charge ,8)tracer charge ,9)spotting charge.

They are not as dangerous as they seem. You would have to hit them in the nose with a hammer or rock to set off the charge - BUT , that would be a BIG mistake.


#6

Thanks to Ray and CSAEOD for the added info which has been added to the COTM page.