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 Calibers from small to big?
wpsharpshooter  [Team Member]
6/24/2009 2:55:49 PM
Just curious if someone has a reference list or something to that effect on the list of calibers from the smallest to the biggest. Almost like a wrench chart ( I never was any good with fractions). Also anything related to certain calibers that are interchangable?
Kurush  [Member]
6/24/2009 3:18:57 PM
handgun


longgun


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Quarterbore  [Life Member]
6/24/2009 3:24:00 PM
Try this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliber

<caption>Common calibers in inch and their metric equivalents</caption> </> <th>US caliber </th> <th>Metric Equivalent </th> <th>Typical Actual Bullet Dia. </th> <th>Common cartridges </th> <th>Notes </th> </>
.17 4.4 mm .172 .17 Remington, .17 HMR
.177 4.5 mm .177 lead, .175 BB Airgun and BB gun .177 caliber
.20, .204 5 mm .204 .204 Ruger
.22, .218, .219 .220, .221, .222, .223, .224, .225, .226 5.5, 5.56, 5.7 mm .223-.224 .22 Long Rifle, .223 Remington (5.56mm NATO), 5.7 x 28 mm
.228 none .228 .228 Ackley Magnum Bullets formerly available from Barnes, in heavily constructed 70 and 90 grain weights for medium game use
.24 6 mm .243 .243 Winchester, 6 mm Remington, 6mm plastic (airsoft) BBs
.25 6.5 mm .257, 6.527 mm .257 Roberts, .25-06 Remington typical 25 cal, not normally called 6.5
.26 6.5 mm .264, 6.7 mm 6.5 x 55 mm cartridges commonly known as 6.5
.27 6.8 mm, 7 mm .277, 7.035 mm .270 Winchester, 6.8 SPC not called 7 mm
.28 7 mm .284, 7.213 mm 7 mm Remington Magnum, 7 x 57 mm commonly called 7 mm
.30 7.62 mm .308 30-06 .308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO) American ".30 caliber"
.30 7.62 mm .311 .303 British, 7.62x39 Other ".30 caliber"
.32, .327 7.65 mm .309 - .312 .32 ACP, .32 S&W, .327 Federal Magnum .32 caliber handgun cartridges
.32, .325 8 mm .323 .325 WSM, 8 mm Remington Magnum .32 caliber rifle cartridges
.38, .357, .35 9 mm .355-.357 .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .35 Remington Generally .357 for revolvers and rifles, .355 in autoloaders
.38 10 mm .400 .38-40 Old black powder cartridge
.40 10 mm .400 .40 S&W, 10 mm Auto
.404 10.25 mm .423 .404 Jeffery
.405 10.75 mm .411 .405 Winchester
.41 10.25 mm .410 .41 Magnum .41 Action Express
.416 10.6 mm .416 .416 Rigby
.44 10.8 mm .427 - .430 .44 Magnum
.45 11.45 mm .451-.452 .45 ACP Handgun .45 calibers, .451 autos and .452 in revolvers
.45 11.6 mm .458 .45-70 Government Most rifle .45 calibers
.454 11.53 mm .454 .454 Casull Once considered a wildcat cartridge, becoming more common
.458, .46 11.6 mm .458 .460 Weatherby, .458 Winchester Magnum
.475, .480 12 mm .475 .480 Ruger, .475 Linebaugh
.50 12.7 mm .50 .50 AE, .500 S&W, .50 Beowulf Desert Eagle, S&W X-Frame, Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf
.50 12.7 mm .510 .50 BMG, 12.7 x 108 mm M2 Browning machine gun and other heavy machine guns, long range rifles typified by Barrett Firearms Company products
.68 17.5 mm .683-.696 .689 Caliber Paintball Guns Typically .689 Caliber, not called 17.5mm
Angelshare1  [Member]
6/24/2009 3:35:49 PM
.357 Maximum? Wow, that just sounds cool!

JacobsandApples  [Member]
6/24/2009 3:39:04 PM
Originally Posted By Kurush:
handgun
http://i40.tinypic.com/oaahsg.jpg

longgun
http://i39.tinypic.com/2prbic8.jpg

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No .45/70? 17hmr?

Oops I'm an IDiOt

the order is strange though
teveler  [Member]
6/24/2009 3:42:58 PM
I actually have a box of .460 Weatherby mags that I found at a Garage sale, I bought them for the sheer novelty of them and I think I paid 3 bucks for the 20 rds....
Joe_Pennsy  [Team Member]
6/24/2009 4:04:05 PM
Originally Posted By wpsharpshooter:
Just curious if someone has a reference list or something to that effect on the list of calibers from the smallest to the biggest. Almost like a wrench chart ( I never was any good with fractions). Also anything related to certain calibers that are interchangable?


Everyone should have a copy


wpsharpshooter  [Team Member]
6/24/2009 4:08:40 PM
That book does look pretty handy, I saw a book the other day at sams called weapons of the world ...or something like that... I swear it was about 3in thick... it was only like 12 bucks.... Damn I should have bought it....
Magurgle  [Team Member]
6/24/2009 4:13:45 PM
Originally Posted By Joe_Pennsy:
Originally Posted By wpsharpshooter:
Just curious if someone has a reference list or something to that effect on the list of calibers from the smallest to the biggest. Almost like a wrench chart ( I never was any good with fractions). Also anything related to certain calibers that are interchangable?


Everyone should have a copy
http://www.dowdlesports.com/catalog/guns/Books/cartridges_of_the_world.jpg



Great book, I just sit there and read it


Smallest is gonna be one of the .10 Eichelburgers, don't remember which one but I am not looking it up now. The largest is gonna be the .950 JDJ 3500 grains at 2200 fps
DriftPunch  [Team Member]
6/24/2009 4:18:50 PM
Originally Posted By Kurush:
handgun
http://i40.tinypic.com/oaahsg.jpg

longgun
http://i39.tinypic.com/2prbic8.jpg

^–– right click view image


The handgun is quite good, I can't think of any missing that aren't black powder crossovers like 10mm Montenegrin or something ...

The rifle could use some work. I don't see 8*50 or 8*56 (oops) Austrian Mannlicher for example, and these would qualify as strongly as 7.65*54 Argentine...

ETA: Just noticed that the oldest military cartridge still in use is missing... Oops...
SD307  [Member]
6/24/2009 4:23:42 PM
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Originally Posted By Kurush:
handgun
http://i40.tinypic.com/oaahsg.jpg

longgun
http://i39.tinypic.com/2prbic8.jpg

^–– right click view image


The handgun is quite good, I can't think of any missing that aren't black powder crossovers like 10mm Montenegrin or something ...

The rifle could use some work. I don't see 8*50 or 8*56 Austrian Mannlicher for example, and these would qualify as strongly as 7.65*54 Argentine...

ETA: Just noticed that the oldest military cartridge still in use is missing...


Those are awesome thanks for posting those and thanks to the photographer

to add to the absent list 375 H&H