head cases?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by pistol77, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. pistol77

    pistol77 New Member

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    what calibers have the same head cases?
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    are you talking about head case diameter? such as 30-06, 270 win, 25-06, 308 win, 243 win, 7mm-08 all have the same head case diameter as all are based off the 30-06 round.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I saw the title and had to check this thread out. Don't we mean case heads? I thought head cases were crazy people. :)
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Me too ;)
    I think axxe55 is headed in the rite direction tho :cool:
     
  5. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    Look at a shell holder chart.
     
  6. wjkuleck

    wjkuleck Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Great idea! There are relatively few "basic cases," e.g., the .470" Mauser, which is "behind" everything from the 7x57 to the .308 family to the .30-'06, the 9x57, etc.

    Regards,

    Walt
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    this would not always be true, because a shell case holder only holds by the rim diameter and some cases could have the same rim diameter, but be totally different type cases, example: one case is rimmed the other rimless. best source is a reloading guide as the rim diameter size is given plus info on class of case or parent cartridge. example: 25-06 and 338-06 have the same rim diameter as does a 243 win and a 7mm-08, because a 25-06 and the 338-06 are based off the 30-06 and the 243 and 7mm-08 are based off the 308 win, and the 308 win is based of the 30-06. part of the reason the 30-06 is nicknamed the father and grandfather of most modern calibers used today. hope this helps to explain this.
     
  8. pistol77

    pistol77 New Member

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    what would be the same with a 22-250?
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the 22-250 has rim diameter of .473, the same as a 243win. a 308win. the 30-06. ect. but it is a 250 Savage cartridge that was necked down to a 22 caliber.