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.256 Newton

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Type  Hunting
Designer  Charles Newton
Parent case  .30-06 Springfield
Place of origin  United States
Designed  1913
Manufacturer  Western Cartridge Company

The .256 Newton is a high-velocity rimless cartridge and was developed by Charles Newton in 1913 in conjunction with the Western Cartridge Company. It is a 30-06 Springfield cartridge, shortened and necked down to .264) with a different shoulder angle. However, the .256 Newton and the .30-06 are not interchangeable. The .256 Newton and the 6.5-06 are not interchangeable.


.256 Newton Wikipedia