Rifle Bullet Diameter List

Compiled By Chuck Hawks


The following list shows correct bullet diameters in thousandths of an inch and rifle cartridges that use bullets of each diameter. For an expanded list showing more bullet diameters and more calibers see the "Expanded Rifle Bullet Diameter List" on the Tables, Charts and Lists Page.


  • .172" - .17 HMR
  • .223" - .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle
  • .224" - .22 WMR, .222 Remington, .223 Remington, .22-250 Varminter, .223 WSSM
  • .243" - .243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, .243 WSSM, .240 Wby. Mag.
  • .257" - .25-06, .257 Wby. Mag.
  • .264" - 6.5x55, .260 Remington, .264 Win. Mag.
  • .277" - .270 Winchester, .270 WSM, .270 Wby. Mag.
  • .284" - 7mm-08 Remington, 7x57 Mauser, .280 Remington, 7mm Mag. (all)
  • .308" - .30 Carbine, .30-30, .300 Savage, .308 Winchester, .30-06, .300 Mag. (all)
  • .311" - 7.62x39 Soviet, .303 British
  • .321" - .32 Winchester Special
  • .323" - 8x57JS Mauser
  • .338" - .338-57 O'Connor, .338 Mag. (all), .340 Wby. Mag.
  • .358" - .357 Magnum, .35 Remington, .35 Whelen, .350 Rem. Mag.
  • .375" - .375 Mag. (all), .378 Wby. Mag.
  • .416" - .416 Rigby, .416 Rem. Mag., .416 Wby. Mag.
  • .429" - .44 Rem. Mag., .444 Marlin
  • .458" - .45-70, .450 Marlin, .458 Win. Mag., .460 Wby. Mag.



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