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|6.45x48mm XPL Swiss|
|Place of origin||20x16px Switzerland|
|Parent case||7.62×51mm NATO|
|Bullet diameter||6.65 mm (Script error in)|
|Neck diameter||7.56 mm (Script error in)|
|Shoulder diameter||10.95 mm (Script error in)|
|Base diameter||11.82 mm (Script error in)|
|Rim diameter||11.81 mm (Script error in)|
|Rim thickness||1.55 mm (Script error in)|
|Case length||47.72 mm (Script error in)|
|Overall length||65.06 mm (Script error in)|
|6.3 g (Script error gr)||900 m/s (Script error ft/s)||2,550 J (Script error ft·lbf)|
6.45x48mm XPL Swiss (or 6.45x48 GP 80) is an experimental intermediate rifle cartridge that was developed in conjunction with the SIG SG 550 rifle as a potential successor to the 7.5×55mm Schmidt Rubin cartridge. The rimless cartridge has a base diameter of 11.82 mm (similar to the 7.62×51mm NATO) and a case length of 47.72 mm. The bullet is an unusual 6.65 mm diameter (6.45mm refers to the bore diameter), fractionally smaller than the common 6.5 mm (bore diameter) bullet.
The cartridge was not adopted, the SIG SG-550 went into production with the 5.6×45mm GP 90 round.