.224 Boz

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.224 Boz
.224 BOZ 9mm compared to 10mm.JPG
Type Handgun
Place of origin United Kingdom
Production history
Designed 1990s
Manufacturer Civil Defence Supply - UK
Parent case 9×19mm Parabellum (originally 10mm Auto)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
50 gr (3 g)

The .224 Boz cartridge was developed in the late 1990s with the purpose of defeating body armour.[1] The .224 Boz began as a 10mm Auto case necked down to .223. Original trials were successful, with this round firing a 50 gr projectile chronographed at over 2,500 ft/s (760 m/s).[2]

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  1. ^ ".224 BOZ Ammunition and Weapons Programme". Civil Defense Supply. Archived from the original on 2005-04-04. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ Guns & Ammo, November 1998, p64