Could Composite-Cased Bullets Be The Future?

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Firearms ammunition has evolved in recent years, but Texas-based manufacturer True Velocity could be set to change the way modern cartridges are produced while also reducing the weight of every round. The company, which has more than 250 patents pending or issued for its products, technology, and even manufacturing process, has taken the innovative step of producing cartridges that utilize “composite-cased” rounds that could be the most notable change since brass was first used more than 150 years ago.

The company has touted the fact that its composite cases also provide improvements over those traditional brass-cased rounds, including reduced heat transfer to the firearms, which can lead to longer chamber life and decreased throat erosion. True Velocity has said these could also deliver improved accuracy, enhanced efficiency, and consistency – while the rounds are upwards of 30 percent lighter than traditional brass-cased cartridges, providing significant shipping and logistical cost savings.

History of True Velocity
The company was founded in 2010, and was named a finalist in the Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) program, which represents the U.S. Army’s most significant small arms program in decades, while it has also been added to the shortlist for the Australian Defence Force’s LAND 159 Lethality System Project procurement process.

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