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| 5.6x50mm Magnum colspan="3" style="text-align: center; font-size: 90%; border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa; line-height: 1.25em;"
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5.56x50mm Type Rifle Place of origin Flag of Germany West Germany colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer DWM / Friedrick W Heym Designed 1968-1969 Variants 5.6x50mmR (Rimmed) colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Case type Rimless, bottleneck Bullet diameter .224 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter .254 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Shoulder diameter .355 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Base diameter .375 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Rim diameter .376 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Overall length 2.21 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Rifling twist 1-13" Primer type Small rifle colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Ballistic performance Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy style="vertical-align:middle; border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa;
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Source: Cartridges of the World[1]

The 5.6x50mm Magnum cartridge was developed in Germany for use as a legal hunting round alongside the 5.6x50mmR. The two cartridges are dimensionally and ballistically identical in all respects, except that the Magnum cartridge is not rimmed.

Typically firing a 50-grain bullet at c.3,400 ft/s, this cartridge occupies a useful performance niche approximately halfway between the .222 Remington - 3,100 ft/s (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.

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- and the 5.6x57mm - 3,900 ft/s (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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, similar to the .222 Remington Magnum. In Germany the cartridge was used with appropriate bullets to hunt deer, in America, it was primarily a varmint hunting cartridge.[1]

SpecificationsEdit

Shoulder angle: 23 degrees


CategoriesEdit

Cartridge:rifles
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