This cartridge was designed in Italy in 1890, and was since used in a number of bolt-action rifles and machine guns of Italian manufacture. No new weapons were designed for this round since the end of WW2, and today it is all but obsolete. It is worth of note that, unlike most other similar cartridges, the 6.5 Carcano retained its ‘old-style’ round-nosed bullet throughout most of its service life.
Designation Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
10.5 700 2580 with round-nose FMJ bullet