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U.S.A. and
some other
countries
Obsolete
U.S.A. and
some other
countries
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499 LWR for Leitner-Wise Rifle Co.
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The product pictured on the left is the product for
sale.
These cartridge were purchase on the secondary
market.
SOLD AS A COLLECTIBLE ONLY!
Not guarantee to fire or safe to fire.
They look to be factory loaded , but
if your a shooter, fire at your own risk .
Rifle & Pistol Cartridge
Because this cartridge was used in the pistol and rifle AR-15 platforms we have listed it in Rifle and Pistol sections.
The .499 LWR was developed by the Leitner-Wise Rifle Company,  primarily a defense contractor in research,
development and manufacturing, providing strategic solutions to the military.  In response to 9/11, the company
embarked on the production of some of the most  powerful  small arms weapons platforms available at the time.
The .449 LWR is a huge straight walled case, with an extremely rebated rim, so it can work in the AR-15/M-16
weapons. The  outside case dimension is app. .0527" but the rim is only app. .0443" app., the same as most 30 caliber
rimless.
As Lettner-Wise Rifle Company is the only rifle manufacture of this caliber, this is considered a "Proprietary Rifle
Cartridge" or "Proprietary Pistol Cartridge"
Up-date 2014, this cartridge has not been produced in over 5 years, and is now considered  "OBSOLETE"
Only available on the secondary market. To my limited knowledge on this item, I do not believe the military used this
cartridge. If they did it most likely was in testing only.
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