What are the calibers of rifles from smallest to largest?

What are the calibers of rifles from smallest to largest?


  • Smaller than .30 caliber.
  • .30 caliber – .39 caliber.
  • .40 caliber – .49 caliber.
  • .50 caliber and larger.
  • Smaller than 6mm.
  • 6mm–7mm.
  • 7mm–8mm.
  • 8mm–9mm.

What are the smallest calibers?

The smallest caliber in current production is . 17 caliber [4.5mm]. The smallest bullet ever made was the 2.7mm Kolibri.

What is the smallest caliber of rifle?

2mm Kolibri

2.7mm Kolibri
Base diameter 3.6mm
Rim diameter 3.6mm
Case length 9.4mm
Overall length 11.0mm

Is a .17 caliber smaller than a .22 caliber?

17HMR. .22 LR is heavier and much slower than . 17 HMR. It’s probably becoming apparent to you that . 17 HMR gives much higher velocity, shoots much flatter, and in general is a much better long range caliber for varmint shooting.

What is the largest caliber rifle shell?

.950 JDJ

.950 JDJ
Parent case 20×110mm Hispano
Bullet diameter 0.950 in (24.1 mm)
Case length 2.75 in (70 mm)
Ballistic performance

What are small rifle calibers?

Small caliber ammunition is . 50 caliber and below. Conventional small caliber ammunition in production and deployment consists of 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm, 9 mm, 10- and 12-gauge, . 22 caliber, .

What’s the difference between a 17 HMR and a 17 WSM?

17 WSM comes in at $0.30 to $0.35 per round—so if cost is an issue, the HMR may have a bit more appeal. The . 17 HMR also has more ammunition choices; with options from Hornady, Remington, Winchester, CCI, Federal and Browning. Looking at field performance, I find the WSM cartridge a better choice for the longer shots.

How many hunting rifle calibers are there?

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.

What is the range of a rifle caliber?

List of Rifle 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)…

What is the best rifle caliber to buy?

When it comes to a rifle caliber guide, no list would be complete without the big baller that is the fifty caliber BMG (Browning Machine Gun). Its giant size, insanely long range and incredible knockdown ability makes other calibers look like toys by comparison.

What do the calibers below mean?

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.