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Caseless Telescoped Ammo

Postby Lumpy on Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:50 pm

What do they mean by "telescoped"? It's mentioned in this article, https://warisboring.com/the-case-for-caseless-telescoped-ammunition/ Can it really be that caseless ammo has finally moved off the list of "nifty but unworkable concepts", and might actually be able to live up to its potential benefits?
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Caseless Telescoped Ammo

Postby Ironbear on Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:05 pm

"Telescoped" means that the bullet is set back into the propellant block, not sticking out the front, like"normal" cartridges.

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Re: Caseless Telescoped Ammo

Postby DanM on Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:58 pm

Here's a link to a 2013 article that briefly discusses guns using cased telescoped ammunition;
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/05/21/cased-telescoped-ammo/

A more recent (2016) article about plastic (polymer) cased ammunition. This looks more likely to me to be adopted any time soon;
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/09/02/future-firearms-ammunition-technology-008-plastic-cased-telescoped-ammunition-lightening-load-pt-4/

Finally this article goes into detail on a UK 40mm system that discusses many issues involved with fielding such a weapon (cross sections of ammunition given);
http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/cased-telescoped-armament-system/

Seems to me the military is trending toward cased, not caseless, ammunition. Which will probably influence the civilian availability of such.
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