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I'm looking at a Fiocchi brochure and they show a picture of a 5.75 "Velo Dog" round. It is listed under revolvers and single shot cartridges. The thing looks like an anorexic 30 Carbine round.

Is it an abbreviation for "It has no velocity and its a Dog of a cartridge"?
 

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.22 center fire with less power than a .22 LR. French word for bicycle is supposed to be velocycle, and the cartridge was designed for cyclist to use to shoot dogs. Introduced in 1894. Still loaded by Fiochi. 45 gr FMJ projectile at 750fps. GLV
 

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Col. Charles Askins claimed credit for inventing the Velo Dog. It was meant to give him an edge in NRA centerfire competition. Used it once and they changed the rules to ".38 caliber or larger" to get that gun out of the competition.
 

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OK, it's .32 or larger, not .38, and Askins modified the Velo Dog rather than inventing it. So slap me hard and call me Shirly.
 
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