5 mm/35 SMc
|5 mm/35 SMc|
5 mm/35 SMc cartridges
|Place of origin||USA|
|Designer||Michael "Mic" McPherson and Byrom Smalley|
|Parent case||6 mm BR|
|Bullet diameter||.204 in (5.2 mm)|
|Shoulder diameter||.4598 in (11.68 mm)|
|Base diameter||.4709 in (11.96 mm)|
|Rim diameter||.4728 in (12.01 mm)|
|Rim thickness||.0157 in (0.40 mm)|
|Case length||1.556 in (39.5 mm)|
|Overall length||2.03 in (52 mm)|
|Primer type||small rifle|
|Source(s): Superior Ballistics|
5 mm/35 SMc is a high performance 5 mm (.20 caliber) cartridge. Designed by Michael "Mic" McPherson and Byrom Smalley and like all of their other designs carries the "SMc" moniker as well as being patented and having a copyright.
SMc cartridges were developed in an attempt to produce an efficient cartridge combining low recoil, low heat, and high velocity. The 5 mm/35 SMc has produced velocities in excess of 4,800 ft/s (1,500 m/s) shooting a 30-grain (1.9 g) molybdenum disulfide-coated Berger bullet from a 28 inches (71 cm) Pac-Nor barrel, far higher than its commercial counterpart the .204 Ruger.
- Biographies. SBI. URL accessed March 3, 2007.
- Johnson, Norman E (July 2006). "The 5mm/35 SMc Cartridge in a Custom Savage Model 12". Varmint Hunter. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
- Mission Statement at Superior Ballistics Inc.
- Madelon, Kimberly. "Varminter in 5/35 SMC". Rifle Shooter. Retrieved 3 October 2010.
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