new varmint cartridge??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by mmiedema, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. mmiedema

    mmiedema Member

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    Hello everybody. I was reading my new issue of rifleshooter yesterday and I came upon an article about cartridge efficiency. They kept on talking about a cartridge that I had never heard of before, a 5mm-35 SMc . They claim that these SMc cartridges are the ultimate in efficientcy and that it shoots a 40 grain bullet at 4700 fps without any more barrel wear that a 223 rem simply because of the very short, fat case and a somewhat rounded shoulder. Has anyone else heard of this cartridge? I would like to know more. What does SMc stand for and I it accurate? The article says that savage is chambering some rifles in this caliber through its custom shop. Any info is good. THanks
     
  2. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    LWolken Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting as I read the same article. Not sure how they seem to think that 7 grains more case capacity breathing down a smaller hole will give them longer barrel life than the .223 Remington? Only time will tell
     
  4. uncleB

    uncleB Well-Known Member

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    killzone,
    I have had some friends ask me about the exact same topic in recent days, I know for a fact that it has more to do with M.L.McPherson than Elle McPherson, I will try and throw a study on it and get back with you.
    UB
     
  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    could i do the study on Elle?
     
  6. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Hey budlight, how about some love for the 204. Shoots as flat (or flatter) than the 22-250 with the same appetite for powder as the 223. I know that those light bullets have a lot of wind drift, but the short time of flight helps. It's cheap to make go bang and turns small stuff into red mist! I do like my 338RUM for the bigger stuff though! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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