ⓘ 5.6×50mm Magnum. The 5.6×50mm Magnum is a centerfire, rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge that was developed in 1970 by Gunter Freres of the Deutsche Waffen u ..

                                     

ⓘ 5.6×50mm Magnum

The 5.6×50mm Magnum is a centerfire, rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge that was developed in 1970 by Gunter Freres of the Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken.

                                     

1. Parent case 5.6×50mmR Magnum

In 1968 Gunter Freres of the Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken DWM had developed the parent case the rimmed 5.6×50mmR Magnum designated as the 5.6 x 50 R Mag. by the C.I.P. According to the official C.I.P. Commission Internationale Permanente pour lEpreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives rulings the rimmed 5.6×50mmR Magnum can handle up to 340.00 MPa 49.313 psi P max piezo pressure. That is 40.00 MPa 5.802 psi less P max piezo pressure than the rimless 5.6×50mm Magnum.

                                     

2. Uses

The 5.6×50mm Magnum and 5.6×50mmR Magnum cartridges were developed in Germany as legal hunting cartridges for small game, fox, chamois and roe deer at ranges up to and over 200 m 219 yd. In North America it is considered a varmint hunting cartridge.

                                     

3. Related cartridges

This cartridge occupies a useful performance niche approximately halfway between the.222 Remington and the 5.6×57mm, similar to the slightly less powerful.222 Remington Magnum and the.223 Remington.