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List of Rifle Calibers

Following is a list of 160 hunting rifle calibers, from the smallest (17HMR) to the largest (700 Nitro Express).  To see a list of calibers based simply on muzzle energy, see the Most Powerful Calibers page.  These lists contain the current popular calibres and some wildcats. It is not a complete list of every possible rifle calibre.

The Calibers below are in ascending order based on each caliber’s projectile diameter. Within each group sharing the same projectile diameter, the rating is in terms of increasing muzzle energy for the heaviest projectile that can normally be fired in that particular caliber. The reference for these ballistics has been mostly ADI and some Wikipedia for the more obscure big game calibers.

As a standard to aid in comparing calibers, all trajectory charts have the same axes. That is, the range is 0 to 300 yards (= 0 to 275 metres) and the sighting range is +2 to -6 inches (+50mm to -150mm).

Point of aim varies between 150 to 250 yards based on limiting the peak of trajectory to +2 inches (+50mm) above line of sight (assumed to be a scope with optical centreline 1.5 inches (38mm) above bore centreline).

This website is devoted to hunting, with all rifle trajectories sighted to give a flat, point blank range (± 2 inches = ± 50mm) out to 200 yards, or better. We do not cover long range shooting and sniping trajectories.

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CALIBRE,bullet (grains) diam (inch),muzzle velocity (ft/s),muzzle energy (ft-lb)
17HMR,20 (0.172”),2375,251
17 Hornet,30 (0.172”),2985,594
17 Remington Fireball,30 (0.172”),3570,849
17 Remington,30 (0.172”),3740,932
204 Ruger ,50 (0.204”),3355,1250
22 Rimfire,40 (0.223″),1120,111
22 Rimfire Magnum,40 (0.223),1910,324
22 Hornet,55 (0.224”),2275,632
22 K Hornet,55 (0.224”),2445,730
218 Bee,50 (0.224”),2655,783
221 Remington Fireball,55 (0.224”),2945,1059
222 Remington,63 (0.224”),2795,1093
223 Remington,90 (0.224”),2480,1229
222 Remington Magnum,63 (0.224”),3045,1297
224 Weatherby Magnum,70 (0.224”),2900,1307
22 PPC,55 (0.224”),3345,1367
22 BR Remington,70 (0.224”),3095,1489
5.6×50 Magnum,70 (0.224”),3100,1494
22-250 Remington,70 (0.224”),3195,1587
225 Winchester,70 (0.224”),3255,1647
5.6×57 RWS,74 (0.224”),3250,1736
220 Swift,70 (0.224”),3360,1755
22-250 Ackley Improved,70 (0.224”),3400,1797
223 Winchester SSM,77 (0.224”),3360,1931
220 Jaybird,69 (0.224”),3655,2047
6mm-222,100 (0.243”),2210,1085
6×47,85 (0.243”),2715,1391
6mmx45 (6mm-223),100 (0.243”),2615,1519
6mm BR Remington,107 (0.243”),2620,1631
6mm PPC,107 (0.243”),2630,1644
243 Winchester SSM,100 (0.243”),3075,2100
243 Winchester,107 (0.243”),2975,2103
6mm Remington (244),115 (0.243”),2880,2118
6mm-284,115 (0.243”),2935,2200
240 Weatherby Magnum,115 (0.243”),3065,2399
6.17 Lazzeroni Spitfire SM,100 (0.243”),3298,2416
256 Winchester Magnum,87 (0.257”),2190,927
25 Remington,117 (0.257”),2000,1039
257 Kimber,117 (0.257”),2225,1286
250 Savage (250-3000),120 (0.257”),2575,1767
25-303,117 (0.257”),2700,1894
257 Roberts,125 (0.257”),2680,1994
25-308,120 (0.257”),2850,2165
25-06 Remington,125 (0.257”),2800,2176
257 Roberts Improved,120 (0.257”),2900,2241
25/284,125 (0.257”),2910,2351
25 Winchester SSM,120 (0.257”),2980,2367
257 Weatherby Magnum,120 (0.257”),3255,2824
6.53 Lazzeroni Scramjet LM,115 (0.257”),3546,3211
6.5mm x 52 Mannlicher-Carcano,160 (0.264”),2085,1545
6.5×54 Mannlicher-Schoenauer,160 (0.264”),2100,1567
6.5mm BR,142 (0.264”),2395,1809
6.5 x 50 Japanese,160 (0.264”),2395,2038
6.5mmx55 Swedish Mauser,160 (0.264”),2525,2265
6.5 Creedmore,142 (0.264”),2695,2290
260 Remington,160 (0.264”),2595,2393
6.5-284,160 (0.264”),2620,2439
6.5mm/06,160 (0.264”),2650,2495
6.5mm Remington Magnum,140 (0.264”),2945,2697
6.5mm x 68 Schuler,140 (0.264”),2995,2789
6.71 Lazzeroni Phantom SM,140 (0.264”),3003,2804
264 Winchester Magnum,160 (0.264”),2885,2958
6.8mm Remington SPC,115 (0.277”),2610,1740
270/303,150 (0.277”),2350,1840
270 Winchester,180 (0.277”),2540,2579
270 WSM,180 (0.277”),2810,3156
270 Weatherby Magnum,160 (0.277”),3050,3305
7-30 Waters,168 (0.284”),2230,1855
7×57,175 (0.284”),2240,1950
7mm BR Remington,168 (0.284”),2290,1957
7mm-08 Remington,175 (0.284”),2525,2478
284 Winchester,195 (0.284”),2415,2526
280 Remington/7mm Express Remington,175 (0.284”),2585,2597
7×61 Sharp & Hart,175 (0.284”),2700,2833
280 Ackley Improved,175 (0.284”),2745,2928
7mm WSM,175 (0.284”),2800,3047
7mm Remington Magnum,175 (0.284”),2800,3047
7mm Remington SAUM,175 (0.284”),2865,3190
7.21 Lazzeroni Tomahawk SM,175 (0.284”),3019,3542
7mm Weatherby Magnum,175 (0.284”),3020,3545
7mm STW,195 (0.284”),2880,3592
7mm RUM,175 (0.284”),3070,3663
7.21 Lazzeroni Firebird LM,160 (0.284”),3507,4370
30-30 Winchester,170 (0.308”),2170,1778
30-40 Krag,220 (0.308”),1970,1896
300 Savage,200 (0.308”),2090,1940
308 Marlin Express,170 (0.308”),2440,2248
307 Winchester,200 (0.308”),2300,2350
308 Winchester,200 (0.308”),2440,2644
7.62 x 54R Russian,220 (0.308”),2395,2803
30-06 Springfield,250 (0.308”),2280,2886
300 Ruger Compact Magnum,200 (0.308”),2710,3262
300 Remington SAUM,220 (0.308”),2615,3341
30-06 Ackley Improved,200 (0.308”),2750,3359
308 Norma Magnum,250 (0.308”),2500,3470
300 WSM,220 (0.308”),2690,3535
300 H&H Magnum,250 (0.308”),2565,3653
300 Winchester Magnum,250 (0.308”),2590,3724
300 Weatherby Magnum,220 (0.308”),2855,3982
7.82 Lazzeroni Patriot SM,220 (0.308”),2891,4084
300 RUM,220 (0.308”),2905,4123
7.82 Lazzeroni Warbird LM,220 (0.308”),3137,4808
30-378 Weatherby Magnum,220 (0.308”),3155,4863
303 British,215 (0.312”),2265,2450
8mm Mauser (8×57),220 (0.323”),2420,2861
8mm x 68 Schuler,220 (0.323”),2650,3431
325 WSM,220 (0.323”),2650,3431
8mm Remington Magnum,220 (0.323”),2825,3899
338 Federal,225 (0.338”),2445,2987
338 Ruger Compact Magnum,225 (0.338”),2620,3430
338-06,250 (0.338”),2540,3582
338 Winchester Magnum,300 (0.338”),2420,3902
340 Weatherby Magnum,275 (0.338”),2575,4050
8.59 Lazzeroni Galaxy SM,250 (0.338”),2793,4331
338 RUM,275 (0.338”),2765,4669
338 Lapua Magnum,300 (0.338”),2655,4696
338-378 Weatherby Magnum,300 (0.338”),2820,5298
8.59 Lazzeroni Titan LM,250 (0.338”),3154,5523
35 Remington,220 (0.358”),2010,1974
356 Winchester,250 (0.358”),2135,2531
358 Winchester,250 (0.358”),2280,2886
35 Whelen,250 (0.358”),2485,3429
350 Remington Magnum,250 (0.358”),2550,3610
358 Norma Magnum,250 (0.358”),2780,4291
358 STA,300 (0.358”),2635,4626
9.3x74R,300 (0.366”),2210,3254
9.3mm x 64 Brennecke,293 (0.366”),2250,3294
9.3mm x 62 Mauser,300 (0.366”),2290,3494
376 Steyr,300 (0.375”),2410,3870
375 H&H Magnum,300 (0.375”),2645,4661
375 Weatherby Magnum,300 (0.375”),2650,4679
375 Ruger,300 (0.375”),2660,4714
375 RUM,300 (0.375”),2735,4984
378 Weatherby Magnum,300 (0.375”),2940,5759
450-400 Nitro Express (3″),400 (0.408”),2100,3918
400 H&H Magnum,400 (0.411”),2375,5011
405 Winchester,400 (0.412”),1945,3361
416 Remington Magnum,400 (0.416”),2410,5160
416 Rigby,450 (0.416”),2470,6097
416 Weatherby Magnum,400 (0.416”),2705,6500
10.57 Lazzeroni Meteor,400 (.416″),2770,6816
404 Jeffery,400 (0.422”),2100,3918
444 Marlin,300 (0.430”),2080,2882
450 Marlin,400 (0.458”),2025,3643
45-70 (Modern actions),500 (0.458”),1830,3719
450 Nitro Express,480 (0.458”),2150,4928
458 Winchester Magnum,500 (0.458”),2150,5133
460 Weatherby Magnum,600 (0.458”),2460,8064
465 Nitro Express,480 (0.468”),2150,4928
465 H&H Magnum,480 (0.468”),2375,6013
470 Nitro Express,600 (0.474”),1940,5015
476 Westley Richards,520 (0.476”),2100,5093
475 Nitro Express No 2,500 (0.483”),2150,5133
505 Gibbs,600 (0.505”),2100,5876
50 Alaskan,525 (0.510”),1694,3346
500 Nitro Express,570 (0.510”),2150,5851
500 Jeffery (12.7 x 70mm Schuler),600 (0.510”),2468,8116
577 Nitro Express,750 (0.585”),2050,7000
600 Nitro Express,900 (0.620”),2000,7995
700 Nitro Express,1000 (0.700”),2000,8883
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