Rifle Cartridge Case Capacities

Compiled By Chuck Hawks


The following capacities are based on the approximate weight of plain water measured in grains and were acquired from various sources. The brand of case measured is in parenthesis ( ) as follows: F C = Federal, Hor = Hornady, N = Norma, R-P = Remington, Wby = Weatherby, W-W = Winchester.

For a more comprehensive list covering additional cartridges see the "Expanded Rifle Case Capacity List" on the Tables, Charts and Lists Page.


    .223 Rem: 31.4 grains
    .22-250 Remington (W-W): 44.6 grains
    .223 WSSM (W-W): 55.0 grains
    .243 Winchester (W-W): 52.8 grains
    .243 WSSM (W-W): 53.0 grains
    6mm Remington (R-P): 54.6 grains
    .240 Weatherby (Wby.): 63.1 grains
    .25-06 Remington (W-W): 65.0 grains
    .257 Weatherby Mag. (Wby): 85.6 grains
    6.5x55 Swede (N): 55.0 grains
    .264 Winchester Magnum (R-P): 81.5 grains
    .270 Winchester (F C): 67.4 grains
    .270 WSM (W-W): 78.9 grains
    .270 Weatherby Mag. (Wby): 85.3 grains
    7mm-08 Remington (R-P): 52.2 grains
    7x57 Mauser (W-W): 55.6 grains
    .280 Remington (R-P): 68.6 grains
    7mm WSM (W-W): 83.0 grains
    7mm Remington Mag. (W-W): 83.2 grains
    7mm Weatherby Mag. (Wby): 87.5 grains
    .308 Winchester (W-W): 53.5 grains
    .30-06 Springfield (R-P): 68.0 grains
    .300 WSM (W-W): 79.0 grains
    .300 Winchester Mag. (W-W): 90.4 grains
    .300 Weatherby Mag. (Wby): 100.4 grains
    8x57JS Mauser (W-W): 62.7 grains
    .338 Winchester Mag. (W-W): 85.6 grains
    .340 Weatherby Mag. (Wby): 102.1 grains
    .35 Whelen (R-P): 72.6 grains
    .350 Remington Mag. (R-P): 73.7 grains
    .375 H&H Magnum (N): 96.4 grains
    .416 Rigby (F C): 132.6 grains
    .444 Marlin (R-P): 69.5 grains
    .45-70 Government (F C): 75.5 grains
    .458 Winchester Mag. (W-W): 93.3 grains
    .460 Weatherby Mag. (Wby): 144.7 grains




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