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Saturday, August 4th 2007, 12:17pm

Argentine rifle cartridges

Just a note on historical issue: historically, Argentina used a 7.65 x 53mm cartridge in it's rifles and most machineguns. The Argentine Mauser icartridge became a standard in the region, being adopted by Peru and Paraguay as well.


Saturday, August 4th 2007, 2:53pm

Oohps, must have missed that in my research.

What are the adantages of the 7.65x53mm cartridge over the standard 7.62mm I'm currently using?


Saturday, August 4th 2007, 4:34pm

7.62? Your notes say 7.92 x 57mm. Anyway, the differences would be a slightly shorter cartridge, and a bit less recoil, at the cost of a bit less long-range capability (though still more than the average infantryman can use).


Sunday, August 5th 2007, 11:42am

I meant 7.92mm, a mere typo. I might use the 7.65mm in a future rifle.


Sunday, August 5th 2007, 12:28pm

The 7.65 x 53mm is currently (in WW) in use in Peru, as historical.