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5.56 x 30 MARS
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:28:21 PM »
for you history of the black rifle buffs... found a hand load and fired piece of brass at the bottom of the gun safe for the 5.56 x 30 MARS that a good friend developed for the AR.... 55 grain at 2400fps... I had the opportunity to fire the prototype



 

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Re: 5.56 x 30 MARS
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 10:22:50 PM »
Interesting cartridge. It looks a lot like a .221 Fireball.
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Re: 5.56 x 30 MARS
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 01:39:13 AM »
Right on Frank!

From "Small Arms Review"

Colt's 5.56x30mm MARS (Mini Assault Rifle System) Program
By Christopher R. Bartocci

The 5.56x30mm Cartridge

The MARS fired a newly developed 5.56x30mm cartridge. Ballistically, the 5.56x30mm MARS cartridge is very similar to the .221 Fireball.

http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1239





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Re: 5.56 x 30 MARS
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 03:28:09 PM »
I only skimmed through the article but it's very interesting. I never heard of that cartridge until this thread.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

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Re: 5.56 x 30 MARS
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 10:26:35 PM »
I just read the whole article. The pictures were good too but it looks like they reinvented the .221 Fireball.
""It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at a Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency." - George Washington. Letter to Alexander Hamilton, Friday, May 02, 1783

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