6.5x25mm CBJ

Cartridge Data Published On: December 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm by Bullet-Blog and last updated on February 12, 2015 at 11:24 am




The 6.5x25mm CBJ (AKA: 6.5x25mm) is a Center Fire cartridge with a Bullet Diameter of 0.157 in” (3.99mm) that is primarily used in PDW and Pistols, Rifles. The 6.5x25mm CBJ originated in Sweden in 2000. The 6.5x25mm CBJ also has a case length of (UNKNOWN) and an overall length of 1.169 in” (29.69mm).

Additional Cartridge Designations: PDW


The 6.5x25mm CBJ is a Swedish pistol cartridge original intended for use in the CBJ-MS Personal Defense Weapon. The 6.5x25mm CBJ PDW Cartridge comes in a variety of different options and loadings, including the standard ball round that is saboted, a Subsonic variation, and a spoon tip projectile.

The 6.5x25mm CBJ is known for its outstanding armor piercing capabilities, producing velocities over 3000fps, this round out performs not only the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) and 7.62x54mm NATO Rounds, but sets itself apart from other well known PDW cartridges such as the 5.7x28mm and 4.6x30mm that are both widely used in NATO aligned countries.

Variants of the 6.5x25mm CBJ include: 6.5x25mm CBJ Ball (Saboted Tungsten Projectile), 6.5x25mm CBJ ST (Spoon Tipped Projectile), 6.5x25mm CBJ HET (High Energy Transfer), 6.5x25mm CBJ Subsonic AP (For Suppressed Firearms), 6.5x25mm CBJ TRP (Training Reduced Penetration), 6.5x25mm CBJ Frangible (Polymer and Metal Powder Projectile), 6.5x25mm CBJ Blank (Charged Training Cartridge), and the 6.5x25mm CBJ Drill (Dummy Training Cartridge).

Associated Firearms

CBS-MS Personal Defense Weapon

Cartridge Details

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  • 2000
  • Sweden
  • Rimless, Bottleneck
  • PDW
  • 0.157 in” (3.99mm)
  • N/A
  • 1.169 in” (29.69mm)
  • Center Fire (Large Pistol)

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