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  • 7,62x51 Ball


     
    IDnumber71
    Caliber7,62x51
    Model7,62 mm sk ptr 10 prj
    Projectile formTorpedo
    Projectile weight9,5 Gram
    Projectile materialTombac jacket, led and antimony core.*
    Projectile typeBall
    Colour markings-
    V0 mps785 mps
    V0 fps-
    PropellantNC1055 or Åkb 113
    Propellant weight Gram2,9 Gram
    Propellant weight Grain-
    *About the projectiles material; the jacket was changed 1980 from tombac plated steel to solid tombac. There are two reasons for changing the jackets material. Firstly, the quality in production of the tombac jacket is higher than the quality of the steel jacket. That leads to a better precision for the ammunition. But the main reason for the change is that the tombac jacked bullet wears less on the barrel of the gun. The drawback is a higher price of the ammunition. The velocity figures differs quite much depending of what weapon is used:
    AK 4 gives ca 790 mps v0
    KSP 58 gives 830 mps v0
    PSG 90 gives 900 mps v0


     
    IDnumber77
    Caliber7,62x51
    Model7,62 mm Sk Ptr 10 PRICK
    Projectile form-
    Projectile weight3,4 Gram
    Projectile materialTungsten
    Projectile typeBall
    Colour markings-
    V0 mps1340 mps
    V0 fps-
    Propellant-
    Propellant weight Gram-
    Propellant weight Grain-
    This is the Swedish defenses new ammunition for PSG 90. It will increase the range from 800 meters to 1000 meters, one shot, one kill. The projectile is sub caliber and has a diameter of 4,81 mm. It’s kept in a sabot made of plastic and aluminum that releases from the projectile after it left the barrel.
    The ammunition is made in USA by Winchester, and is a development of Winchesters SLAP (Sabot light armour piercing) ammunition. The development is much around the sabot to make the ammunition more accurate. 1998 Winchester got a order for one million rounds.
    I would like to give a big thanks to Morten Støen for these pictures and for good additional information!



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