Caliber: 6.5 X 50 MM Japanese Arisaka
Bullet Weight: 156 grain
Bullet Style: Soft Point
Muzzle Velocity: 2070 fps
Rounds Per Box: 20
Also known as the 6,5 X 51 R (ARISAKA). The Japanese army adopted this cartridge in 1897, but the original rifle was deemed unsafe in service, so it was replaced in 1905 by the model 38 Arisaka rifle. The European designation 6,5x50R indicates that this is a (semi) rimmed case and the shortest of the many 6,5mm military cartridges from the late 1800s. Because of the shorter case’s lower powder capacity, this cartridge has a slightly lower muzzle velocity. However, because the Arisaka rifle’s action is so powerful, the cartridge can be loaded to its full potential, regaining some of the lost ground while remaining a good round for the smaller and medium-sized game.