9.6/53 Lancaster

9.6/53 Lancaster cartridge is produced in Russia by Techcrim. It is intended for hunting guns with Lancaster type oval bore, which are considered ‘smoothbore’ under Russian weapons law.

This cartridge uses necked-out cases from 7.62x54R rifle round, loaded with various projectiles with bullet diameter of 10.3mm (9.6mm is the minimum axis of the oval bore). This round can deliver up to 4000 Joules of muzzle energy when firing 15-gram projectiles at up to 700 m/s. Bullet drop at 250 meters with 100-meter zero is about 50 cm, and at 250 meters bullet retains about 1400 Joules of energy.