10.75×68mm

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10.75 x 68mm Mauser
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Type Rifle
Production history
Designer Mauser
Designed 1920s
Manufacturer Mauser
Specifications
Case type rimless
Bullet diameter .424"
Maximum pressure 47862 psi
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
347 gr Soft Point 2,230 ft/s (680 m/s) 3831 ft/lbs
400 gr (26 g) 2,080 ft/s (630 m/s) 3,842 ft·lbf (5,209 J)

The 10.75 x 68mm Mauser is a rifle cartridge introduced in the 1920s. Oberndorf Mauser Sporters, French Brevex, and Belgium Browning rifles were chambered for it, this was a popular big game cartridge with African and Indian hunters for some time. The soft point bullet did not penetrate properly for thick skinned game.[1] [2]

Ivory hunter John "Pondoro" Taylor criticized the cartridge as being insufficient equipment for African hunting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes, Fred C. (2014). Cartridges of the World. Iola, WI, United States: Krause Publications. ISBN 978-1-4402-4265-6. 
  2. ^ "The 10.65x68 Mauser". realguns.com. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Silvio Calabi; Steve Helsley; Roger Sanger (1 November 2010). Hemingway's Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway. Down East Books. pp. 149–. ISBN 978-0-89272-966-1. 

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