The characteristics and ballistics of the New Springfield have been treated in the preceding pages. It has been pronounced the most accurate military cartridge made, a claim our Canadian neighbors are disposed to dispute with the .280 Ross.
The Springfield has made many possibles at all ranges in the hands of our troops and won the international matches, while the Ross last year carried off the highest honors in England.
The Ross .280 has a velocity some four hundred feet higher than that of the Springfield, a bullet of the same shape but weighing a few grains less, and the claim is made for it that it has less chamber pressure than the '06. The accuracy of the Ross is said to equal that of the Springfield.
Askins, Charles. Rifles and Rifle Shooting. New York: Outing, 1912. Print.
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