6 x 62 R Freres

Reloading data for 6 x 62 R Freres cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_971
Load data for caliber "6 x 62 R Freres"
The 6 x 62 R Freres cartridge is a European rifle cartridge that was developed in the early 20th century by the French firearms manufacturer, Gevelot. It was designed as a hunting cartridge and was intended for use in break-action, single-shot rifles.

The "6" in the cartridge name refers to the caliber of the bullet, which is 6mm. The "62" refers to the length of the cartridge case, which is 62mm. The "R" in the cartridge name stands for Rimmed, which indicates that the cartridge has a rim at the base of the case that is larger in diameter than the body of the case. The "Freres" in the cartridge name refers to the Gevelot brothers, who founded the company that developed the cartridge.

The 6 x 62 R Freres cartridge was widely used in Europe for many years, particularly in France and Germany. It was popular with hunters who appreciated its relatively flat trajectory and moderate recoil. The cartridge was also used by some military forces during World War I, particularly in France, where it was used in machine guns.

In terms of performance, the 6 x 62 R Freres is a moderately powerful cartridge that is suitable for hunting medium and large game animals at moderate ranges. It typically fires a bullet weighing between 85 and 100 grains at a muzzle velocity of around 2,600 feet per second. While it is not as powerful as some of the more modern cartridges available today, it is still capable of taking down most game animals with a well-placed shot.

Today, the 6 x 62 R Freres is still used by some hunters and shooters, but it is less common than it once was. It has largely been replaced by more modern cartridges that offer improved performance and a wider range of bullet weights and designs. Nevertheless, the 6 x 62 R Freres remains a popular cartridge among some European hunters who appreciate its classic design and moderate recoil.

You find 6 x 62 R Freres with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: 6 x 62 R Freres
Cartridge Type: Rimmed
Bullet Diameter: 0.243 '' | 6.17 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):2.42'' | 61.6 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:3.23'' | 81.99 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:62367.2 psi | 4300 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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