One year later, after a series of troop trials, the decision was made to reduce the caliber from .58 to .50 to accommodate a new .50-70 centerfire cartridge
recently developed at the Frankfort Arsenal.
Before the Creedmoor broke cover, there was another long-range centerfire cartridge
in the works at Hornady headquarters in Grand Island.
When combined with the complete lack of recoil, light weight, acceptable magazine capacity, centerfire cartridge
reliability and the fact that this Banshee configuration is legally a pistol, the Mk57 makes a compelling argument.
I have a friend with a beautiful Marlin Model 27S hanging on his wall and is interested in converting it from .25 Rimfire to a .25 caliber centerfire cartridge
to make use of the rifle.
No centerfire cartridge
would be good to fire indoors.
Instead of chambering the gun for an expensive-to-shoot centerfire cartridge
, he scaled down everything but the grip frame to .22 size.
The .44 WCF did not come out until 1873 for the new Winchester 1873 rifle, was loaded with 40 grains of powder and was the first centerfire cartridge
for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
They do, however, get to claim an important "I gotcha!" The Remington Navy rolling block pistol was originally chambered for the powerful .50 Remington Navy rimfire cartridge, but by 1871--two years before the .44-40--the chambering became the .50 Remington centerfire cartridge
He can quote ballistic tables for every centerfire cartridge
produced since the Hoover Administration.
While bigger and more powerful should be the better choice, the reality is that any centerfire cartridge
will do as long as one recognizes that as the caliber decreases, so does its thump at the receiving end of things.
Thanks for the great "Centerfire Cartridge
Issue." This one was full of real usable information and even had a piece on the .35 Whelen, one of my favorite cartridges.
The M4 was a bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle that used the upper tubular receiver and bolt from H&R's Model 625 rifle modified for a centerfire cartridge