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Whats a Rufus Round?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Kermit911, Nov 10, 2004.

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  1. Kermit911

    Kermit911 Member

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    I'm not sure if I'm spelling that right. I remember somthing about them on Gunsamerica. He was selling them for $120.00 each. I was WOW. Any Idea?

    Thanx
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  2. Sheldon

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    http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=25043990

    I found this on it......"The Multi purpose Raufus round is of
    Norwegian developed round that has been licensed to Olin to be
    manufactured in this country. It is an armor piercing,incenderary,high
    explosive round with a high explosive charge of RDX. It is a very
    accurate round. The Navy uses it in their 50 cal sniper rifle and when
    we made the rifle for them we were required to test each gun with it."
     
  3. Kermit911

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    Thats really cool, or hot what ever applies. Thanx Sheldon
     
  4. 50 Shooter

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    You can find them at the Creek for about $30, check over at www.biggerhammer.net look for the .50 BMG ammo and look for the Mk211 Mod 0 ammo. They have a summary on it.
     
  5. Kermit911

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    Thanx Shooter
     
  6. 30Cal

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    It's "Raufoss" and their most likely talking about the Multipurpose (MP) round.

    http://www.nammo.com/company/index_raufoss.html
    In short, it bursts after penetrating the target's skin.

    My uncle works at the Nammo plant in Raufoss, Norway, and we got a short tour plus an hour and a half presentation on the medium caliber (.50cal through 37mm) stuff they make there. It was a pretty cool afternoon.

    Ty
     
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    Now I'm hearing "Tell me something good" in my head. :) (Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan, 1974).
     
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    In US service (Mk 211 Mod 0), these rounds are marked with a green over silver tip-code, but the earliest (Norwegian) Raufoss rounds are supposed to have a light-blue tip identifier.
     
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    I found some of these at the gun show today in 7.62x39 :)
     
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    You got ripped off, they don't make them that small. There was a guy selling them on GB or AA that said they were Raufoss but to my knowledge they don't make them in smaller calibers.

    Someone made a copy or found them from a some kind of supplier but NAMMO never made any from what I heard. They might be incendiary but I doubt they were made by NAMMO.
     
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