6.45×48mm XPL Swiss
|6.45x48mm XPL Swiss|
|Place of origin||Switzerland|
|Parent case||7.62×51mm NATO|
|Bullet diameter||6.65 mm (0.262 in)|
|Neck diameter||7.56 mm (0.298 in)|
|Shoulder diameter||10.95 mm (0.431 in)|
|Base diameter||11.82 mm (0.465 in)|
|Rim diameter||11.81 mm (0.465 in)|
|Rim thickness||1.55 mm (0.061 in)|
|Case length||47.72 mm (1.879 in)|
|Overall length||65.06 mm (2.561 in)|
6.45x48mm XPL Swiss (or 6.45x48 GP 80) is an experimental intermediate rifle cartridge that was developed in conjunction with the SIG SG 550 rifle as a potential successor to the 7.5×55mm Schmidt–Rubin cartridge. The rimless cartridge has a base diameter of 11.82 mm (similar to the 7.62×51mm NATO) and a case length of 47.72 mm. The bullet is an unusual 6.65 mm diameter (6.45mm refers to the bore diameter), fractionally smaller than the common 6.5 mm (bore diameter) bullet. The 97 gr (6.3 g) bullet was fired at a muzzle velocity of 900 m/s (3,000 ft/s) with 2,550 J (1,880 ft⋅lb) of muzzle energy.
The cartridge was not adopted, the SIG SG-550 went into production with the 5.6×45mm GP 90 round.
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