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Name this round

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by koja48, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. koja48

    koja48 member

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    Have no clue where to post this question . . . friend sent me the pics . . . supposedly .22 cal & an experimental round around Viet Nam time. The green is fiberglass and the flechette is inside. Don't know what the thought process was for a round like this. Any guesses?

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  2. Hoppy590

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    theres a member on here with a webpage with all kinds of experimental ammo. im sure it will be on there. let me see if i cant drag it up
     
  3. jonnyc

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    It's a 5.6mm SPIW Flechette round. There are 3 major types. Yours is one of two that are very similar. Tough to tell from a pic which one of those two similar ones you have.
     
  4. Ian

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    Collector Grade published a book call "SPIW: The Deadliest Weapon That Never Was". It has all the info you could possibly want on the US military experiments with flechette ammo, and other similar projects.
     
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