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Visual chart of rifle (and pistol?) calibers

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Whitedragon, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Whitedragon

    Whitedragon Salem, OR New Member

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    Anyone know of an online site where I can find a visual chart for rifle and pistol calibers?
    I occasionally end up with brass that I can't identify, so such would be very helpful.

    It would really help if it also included the case measurements.
     
  2. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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  3. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Much bettter for your purposes (and purposes you have yet to discover), would be to obtain a copy of the book, "Cartridges of the World", by Frank C. Barnes. Softcover, and easily found.

    In my opinion, a copy of this book is indispensable to any firearm enthusiast.

    It contains the history of each cartridge, dimensional drawings, factory ballistics and handloading recommendations. Sections and articles are devoted to precisely what you are talking about: identifying an unknown cartridge.

    The newest edition is somewhat spendy, but used previous editions can be found for $5-$15. If you are remotely interested in guns and ammunition, it actually is a good educational read, cover to cover.
     
  4. Whitedragon

    Whitedragon Salem, OR New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out.