List of rifle and pistol calibers

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JayCody, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. JayCody

    JayCody New Member

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    Anyone have list of both Rifle and Pistol calibers from smallest to largest?

    Thanks
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All of them? :eek:
    Don't forget shotgun shells.


    No offense and none taken
     

  3. JayCody

    JayCody New Member

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    If possible, I'm hoping that someone has a list of at-least the common calibers. Shotgun if y'all want :)
     
  4. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Wikipedia has some pretty good groups with photos.
    Look up pistol or rifle ammunition or cartridges.
     
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  5. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Ask C3 he collects and "Boards" ammo I think....


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  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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  7. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    that is a very very very very very long list you are looking for .. hehehe
     
  8. JayCody

    JayCody New Member

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    This is exactly what I was looking for, Thanks y'all!
     
  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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  10. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    If you get a reloading manual, you would also
    have a short history of each cartridge,
    as well as reloading specs and MV info.

    Look for Lyman, Speer, Hornady, or Barnes.
     
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Jay, the smallest round in my collection is a 2mm pinfire. The largest a 30mm that is chambered in a shoulder fired anti-tank rifle. (Actually, I have an inert 40mm Grenade Launcher round that is the fattest in my collection). In between those 2 cartridges are literally THOUSANDS of different cartridges. MOST of which are obsolete things that just did not work out, or were replaced by something that worked better.

    My cartridge reference books are probably about 8 inches thick. Cartridges of the World is a good start. BTW, just when you are sure you have seen them all, someone will hand you a S&W .35 Auto, a Dardick Tround, a Colt 9.8mm ACP, a .45 Remington- Thompson, a .14 Alton Jones rimfire, a 32 GAUGE shotshell, or something that is not rimfire OR centerfire (look up lip-fire, cup-fire, Crispin, teat-fire, etc)

    Some cartridges are scarcer than the guns that shot them. Guns are durable, cartridges get used up.
     
  12. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    45/90 ...enough said ! Look out squirrels ! :confused:
     
  13. c3shooter

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    Here are a few- BT, the largest shotshell there is a 4 g. Dango- squirrels FEAR that!
     
  14. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I do enjoy a nice cartridge board,,, nice collection,, how many boards have you made up c3? I have a buddy that has several which he denotes by mfg., military, rifle, pistol, shotgun, etc., that can get very expensive and as you say, the rare ammunition is extremely difficult to find. He bought a Weatherby cartridge board from a dealer that went out of business years ago that is very nicely done.
     
  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    About 7 boards. Most of my stuff I do not mount on boards, but keep as singles. There are any number of ways you can slice and dice a cartridge collection- by headstamp, by caliber, military, sporting, by bullet type, metric vs English, etc etc. Have known folks that only collect rimfires, one guy only collected rounds made by the US Cartridge Company- and one guy that had a sizeable collection of JUST .38 Specials. You might be surprised at the amount of variety there can be just in .38 Special.
     
  16. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I understand about how many different rounds in a certain genre, so to speak,,
    he has boards just dedicated to Norma ammunition and I am amazed at how many types and calibers they make and his is nowhere near complete as he has indicated.