What is bullet cartridge size?

Caliber is used to describe the size of a rifle or handgun bore and the size of cartridges designed for different bores. Caliber usually is measured as the diameter of the bore from land to opposite land and is expressed in hundredths of an inch, thousandths of an inch, or millimeters.

How are bullets sized?

For guns, “caliber” means the diameter of the barrel and thus the diameter of the bullet that is going through it. Usually in inches or mm. Also for terminology’s sake, “bullet” just means the metal projectile, while the entire thing is called a cartridge. Here’s some common 9mm bullets.

Is a 9mm more powerful than a 38 special?

The 9mm is ballistically superior to the . 38 Special only produces 264 foot-pounds of force (147-grain bullet at 900 feet per second out of a 4-inch barrel), while standard pressure 9mm can produce 365 foot-pounds of force (124-grain bullet at 1,150 feet per second).

Are Rip bullets illegal?

Are Rip Rounds Legal? The answer to this question is both “yes” and “no.” Since RIP rounds fall under the heading of hollow-point ammunition, it is legal to purchase in the United States.

What size is a 30 caliber bullet?

Although, the 160-grain bullet weight has reappeared in modern cartridges from Hornady , as noted below. Jacketed bullets for the .30-30 are .308 inches in nominal diameter. Cast lead bullets for the .30-30 are also popular and usually are .309 inches in diameter.

What is the largest bullet size?

The largest caliber TRUE rifle bullet is the .950 JDJ. It is .95 inches in diameter, and weighs a staggering 3600 grains (8 ounces, half a pound). The round.

What size is 22 ammo?

.22 caliber. 22 caliber, or 5.6mm caliber, refers to a common firearms bore diameter of 0.22 inch (5.6 mm). Both the .22 Long Rifle and 5.56×45mm NATO/.223 Remington cartridges are very widely used.

What are bullet measurements?

Bullets are measured in a unit of mass called grains (abbreviated “gr.”). One pound is equal to 7000 grains, and there are 437.5 grains in an ounce. Bullets can weigh anywhere between 15 grains for the lightest 17 HMR bullets all the way up to 750 grains for the heavier .50 BMG rifle loads.