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there might be another post of this, but i just saw war today with jet li and jason statham, man was this a good flick. a lot of guns and fighting. it looks like jason stathams character carried a walther? my question is was jet lis gun a fnh 5.7 the bullets he has throughout the movie look like rifle ammo. just wondering. if not what was his gun.
 

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The 5.7x28mm looks like a 3/8th's size 5.56x45 - - a casing with a fairly distinct shoulder.







Edited to remove 'tapered brass casing' ....my SS195LF rolled in a straight line.
 

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That's unusual, bottle neck cartridges are normally designed with a taper to ease extraction after firing, I wonder why they didn't design this one that way...
 

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i googled jet lis gun and they said it was a walther p99 two tone. it does look like one, however there is a scene showing his magazine with 5.7 looking ammo. it doesnt matter because the movie was good, i was just wondering. the 5.7 looks like a killer gun.
 

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the 5.7X28 was developed as a high velocity SMG-type rifle round. It's used in the popular FN-P90 bullpup rifle... not sure what other weapons use it.



Necked pistol cartridges aren't totally new. Look at the .30 Mauser round, or the 7.62X25 round used in the venerable CZ-52.
 

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I actually have a round of 30 Mauser, I ordered a bunch of 9mm once fired brass when I first started reloading, right at 40 years ago, and there was one live round of 30 Mauser in the bunch of brass! I had heard of the caliber but never seen the cartridge before, since it is a fairly obscure caliber.
 

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I actually have a round of 30 Mauser, I ordered a bunch of 9mm once fired brass when I first started reloading, right at 40 years ago, and there was one live round of 30 Mauser in the bunch of brass! I had heard of the caliber but never seen the cartridge before, since it is a fairly obscure caliber.


Well, pretty much the only guns that use .30 mauser are old Broomhandle C96's. The Russians liked the round, though, and some of the early-1900's Russian pistols are chambered in it. In point of fact, it is the forbear of the CZ-52 round... the Czechs wanted a hot load in their pistol, and boy did they get one... the muzzle velocity is in excess of 1600fps.



Those old Broomhandle Mausers were intended to do double-duty as carbines in a pinch. I've personally seen one hit a target at 300 yeards reliably, with the stock attached. That round is definitely capable.
 
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