Approximately five years ago due to similar laws in Europe, Mr. Eric Danis, owner of Dan Tec France, of France developed the 510 DTC EUROP .50 caliber cartridge which will be chambered by EDM ARMS in their model 96 and 99 bolt-action “WINDRUNNER” tactical, lightweight, takedown rifles in 2005. The 510 DTC EUROP cartridge was discussed in the 2000-1 FCSA High Power magazine as being comparable to the .50 BMG cartridge for 1000 yard match competition. The 510 DTC EUROP is made by fire forming a .50 BMG case in the 510 DTC EUROP chamber. The 510 DTC EUROP case is .100 of an inch shorter than the .50 BMG case, and has an 18-½ degree shoulder compared to the BMG’s 15-degree shoulder. The 510 DTC EUROP case measures .760 diameter at the top of the shoulder compared to the BMG’s measurement of .715 inch. The 510 DTC EUROP cartridge utilizes a .510-inch diameter projectile such as the Hornady 750 grain A-MAX. The 510 DTC EUROP case has the same volume of powder capacity as the .50 BMG and has 1000-yard accuracy comparable to the BMG. Simply stated, the 510 DTC EUROP is slightly fatter, straighter, steeper, and shorter than the BMG. Importantly, the .50 BMG cartridge will not chamber in the 510 DTC EUROP chamber and conversely, the 510 DTC EUROP will not chamber in the BMG chamber.
The 510 DTC EUROP is California legal and reloading dies and chamber reamers are currently available from several U.S. manufacturers including C-H Tool & Die Co., JGS Precision Tool MFG., and Dave Manson Precision Reamers.
The 510 DTC EUROP cartridge will prove to be invaluable in California and other states where the BMG becomes illegal. EDM ARMS thanks to Mr. Danis for his international contribution! WARNING!! The 510 DTTC EUROP cartridge is not for "GIRLIE MEN" or "TERMINATORS"!!
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