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.242 Rimless Nitro Express

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Type  Rifle
Designer  Kynoch
Produced  1923
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Designed  1923
Case type  Rimless, bottleneck

The .242 Rimless Nitro Express, initially called the .242 Manton was a rimless bottleneck centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Kynoch for J. Manton & Co of Calcutta and introduced in 1923.

The .242 Rimless is very similar to the .243 Winchester in performance, although the cartridge is significantly longer. It fired a 100 gr projectile at 2800 fps.

References

.242 Rimless Nitro Express Wikipedia