.70-150 Winchester

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.70-150 Winchester
Type Rifle
Place of origin US
Service history
In service None
Production history
Designed Around 1888
Manufacturer Winchester
Produced never
Specifications
Bullet diameter .705 in (17.9 mm)
Neck diameter .725 in (18.4 mm)
Shoulder diameter .790 in (20.1 mm)
Base diameter .805 in (20.4 mm)
Rim diameter .870 in (22.1 mm)
Case length 2.18 in (55 mm)
Overall length 2.63 in (67 mm)
Rifling twist 1:16
Primer type large rifle

The .70-150 Winchester is a hypothetical American centerfire rifle cartridge.

Appearing on cartridge boards of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1888, it may have been nothing more than a display novelty based on a brass 12-gauge shotshell (rather than the paper cases common at the time, or plastic frequently seen today), shortened and necked-down slightly.[1] Only one rifle was ever chambered for it, and it was never offered commercially.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, p.118, ".70-150 Winchester"; Foster, Paul, Gun Digest 1952, p.173.
  2. ^ Barnes, p.118, ".70-150 Winchester".

Notes[edit]

  • Barnes, Frank C., ed. by John T. Amber. ".70-150 Winchester", in Cartridges of the World, pp. 118 & 124. Northfield, IL: DBI Books, 1972. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.