Can you identify this cartridge?

While editing the 13th Edition of Cartridges of the World I have come across some weird cartridges. Granted, most have been wildcats. A friend gave me this cartridge at SHOT Show. Can you identify what it is and explain what it is used for?

The cartridge on the right is a .35 Remington.

The cartridge on the right is a .35 Remington.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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4 Responses to Can you identify this cartridge?

  1. morlock says:

    If i’m not mistaken, it’s a round for the spotter rifle on a Mk153 SMAW.

  2. morlock says:

    Not much more, just used it while I was in The Suck. I think it’s 7.62×51 necked out to 9 MM. The nomenclature on the cartridge is the MK217 Mod 0. Here’s a box for sale on gunbroker that gives a better look @ the cartridge.

  3. rubibrock says:

    There’s a description of the cartridge here:

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