.50 Caliber Light Weight Precision Ammunition

Period of Performance: 07/08/2013 - 01/08/2014

$132K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

PCP Tactical, LLC
3895 39th Sq.
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Principal Investigator

Abstract

PCP Ammunition Company will research the design and development of Lightweight .50 caliber precision ammunition under this SBIR Phase I contract. PCP will concentrate our efforts on several separate criteria in order to improve upon the current .50 caliber round by utilizing PCP s current lightweight polymer .50 caliber case. First, we will compare the performance of the current round against our polymer case with the same currently fielded projectile. We will do load development with the current projectiles as well as newer developmental projectiles to evaluate the potential of these projectiles to meet the requirements. We will investigate changes to our patent pending case designs such as interior shoulder angles that can potentially increase efficiency while maintaining the same exterior dimensions. We will also investigate several combinations of polymers to achieve optimal obtuation while maintaining structural integrity. With other calibers, we have found that these combinations greatly enhance accuracy . Finally, we will investigate the addition of a flashtube to our cases to enhance powder ignition resulting in better standard deviations. We believe that due to our manufacturing and assembly process, the addition of a flashtube will be a simple change if the performance warrants it.