The Sectional Density of Handgun Bullets

Compiled by Chuck Hawks


.22 caliber S, L, LR; .22 Jet (.222")

  • 40 grain, SD .116

.22 caliber WMR; .221 Fireball (.224")

  • 40 grain, SD .114
  • 45 grain, SD .128
  • 50 grain, SD .142

.25 Caliber (.251")

  • 35 grain, SD .079
  • 50 grain, SD .113

.30 caliber / 7.62mm (.308")

  • 90 grain, SD .136
  • 100 grain, SD .151
  • 110 grain, SD .166

.32 caliber (.311-.312")

  • 60 grain, SD .088
  • 71 grain, SD .105
  • 85 grain, SD .125
  • 100 grain, SD .147

.380 / 9mm caliber (.355")

  • 90 grain, SD .102
  • 95 grain, SD .108
  • 100 grain, SD .113
  • 115 grain, SD .130
  • 124 grain, SD .141
  • 147 grain, SD .167

.38 caliber (.357")

  • 110 grain, SD .123
  • 125 grain, SD .140
  • 140 grain, SD .157
  • 146 grain, SD .163
  • 148 grain, SD .166
  • 158 grain, SD .177
  • 180 grain, SD .202
  • 200 grain, SD .224

9mm Makarov caliber (.365")

  • 90 grain, SD .097
  • 95 grain, SD .102

.40 / 10mm caliber (.400")

  • 155 grain, SD .138
  • 165 grain, SD .147
  • 180 grain, SD .161
  • 200 grain, SD .179

.41 caliber (.410")

  • 200 grain, SD .170
  • 210 grain, SD .178
  • 220 grain, SD .178

.44 caliber (.429-.430")

  • 180 grain, SD .139
  • 200 grain, SD .155
  • 225 grain, SD .175
  • 240 grain, SD .185
  • 270 grain, SD .210
  • 300 grain, SD .233

.45 caliber (.451-.452")

  • 185 grain, SD .130
  • 200 grain, SD .140
  • 225 grain, SD .158
  • 230 grain, SD .162
  • 250 grain, SD .175
  • 260 grain, SD .183
  • 300 grain, SD .210

.475 caliber (.475")

  • 325 grain, SD .206
  • 400 grain, SD .253

.50 caliber (.500")

  • 325 grain, SD .186
  • 340 grain, SD .194

NOTE: For an expanded version of this list with more entries, see "The Sectional Density of Handgun Bullets List - Expanded Version" on the Tables, Charts and Lists Page.




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