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Due to the cartridge’s lower weight and relatively tiny dimensions, one is able to carry a greater quantity of 4.6x30mm ammunition than they would be able to with regular intermediate cartridges. Recoil is heavily influenced by the weight of the bullet, therefore having a lighter bullet makes it much simpler to aim during rapid firing. This is because recoil is directly proportional to the velocity of the bullet. According to the results of CRISAT’s tests, the body armor penetration of the round is significantly greater than that of standard handgun bullets. This is due to the round’s high projectile velocity as well as its smaller diameter.
It was determined through a battery of testing carried out by NATO in both the United Kingdom and France that the 5.7x28mm cartridge was the preferable option.
After examining the findings of the NATO testing, a group of specialists from France, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom came to the conclusion that the 5.728mm was “without a doubt” the more effective cartridge.
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The NATO committee mentioned a number of different issues, but one of them was that the 5.728mm has a better effectiveness (by 27% more) against unprotected targets and an effectiveness that is equivalent against protected targets.
In addition to this, it stated that the 5.728mm was less sensitive to severe temperatures, whilst the 4.630mm was stated to have a greater potential danger of barrel erosion.
In addition, the group mentioned that the 5.728mm is similar to the 5.5645mm NATO in terms of its design and manufacturing method, which makes it possible for it to be made on production lines that are already in place.
The committee also mentioned that weapons with calibers of 5.728mm are more developed than those with calibers of 4.630mm, and that the 5.728mm FN Five-seveN pistol was already in production at the time, whilst the 4.630mm Heckler & Koch UCP handgun was still just an early idea at the time.
Although both cartridges would eventually be standardized by NATO with STANAG 4509 for 5.728mm and STANAG 4820 for 4.630mm respectively, the standardization process was indefinitely halted after the German delegation and others rejected the NATO recommendation that 5.728mm be standardized. As a result of this rejection, the standardization process was indefinitely halted.
Fiocchi’s standard line features a wide selection, including many hard to find, classic and foreign calibers. Perfect for the collector and shooter alike. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer-primed, reloadable brass cases.
Where are Fiocchi products made?
While most of Fiocchi ammunition is loaded at their plant in Ozark, Missouri, Fiocchi is also importing ammunition and reloading components from their plant in Italy because of the high demand the industry has been experiencing. All products are loaded to either C.I.P. or SAAMI
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WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.