Rifle Cartridge Timeline

By Alex Boughamer


1845

.22 BB Cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

1857

.22 Short

 

 

 

 

 

 

1860

.44 Henry Flat

 

 

 

 

 

 

1869

.44-60 Sharps

.44-77 Sharps

.58 Berdan

 

 

 

 

1870

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1871

.22 Long

.40-70 Sharps

 

 

 

 

 

1872

.32-40 Rem

.50-90 Sharps

 

 

 

 

 

1873

.44-40 WCF

.45-70 Govt

.40-90 Sharps

.44-90 Rem Special

.45-50 Peabody

 

 

1874

.38-40 WCF

.44-60 Win

 

 

 

 

 

1875

.32 Long CF

.38-45

.38-40 Rem

.38 Long CF

.38-35

.44 Evans Short

.44 Long CF

1876

.38-50 Ballard

.40-70 Sharps

.40-60 Win

.44 Extra Long CF

.44-100 Ballard

.44-75 Ballard

.45-75 Win

1877

.40-70 Peabody

.40-90 Peabody

.44 Evans Long

.44-95 Peabody

 

 

 

1878

.40-90 Ballard

.45-100 Ballard

.45-120 Sharps

 

 

 

 

1879

.32 Extra Long

.40-50 Sharps

.45-60 Win

.50-95 Win

 

 

 

1880

.30-30 Wesson

.40-70 Rem

.44-100 Rem

.45-100 Rem

.50-140 Sharps

.22 Extra Long RF

 

1881

.40-85 Ballard

.40-70 Ballard

 

 

 

 

 

1882

.35-30 Maynard

.35-40 Maynard

.38-50 Maynard

.40-40 Maynard

.40-60 Maynard

.40-70 Maynard

.44-70 Maynard

1883

7.5 Swiss

.38-50 Rem

 

 

 

 

 

1884

.38-55 Win

.32-30 Rem

 

 

 

 

 

1885

.22WCF

.38 Ballard Extra Long

.40-82 Win

 

 

 

 

1886

.38-90 Win Express

.40-110 Win Express

.40-90 Bullard

.45-90 Win

.45-125 Win

.50-115 Bullard

8mm Lebel

1887

.22 LR

.38-45 Bullard

.38-56 Win

.40-65 Win

.40-75 Bullard

 

 

1888

.303 British

7.9x57

.70-150 Win

8x50R

 

 

 

1889

7.65x53

7.5mm Swiss

 

 

 

 

 

1890

.22 WRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

1891

6.5x52 Italian

7.62x54R

.44 Henry CF Flat

 

 

 

 

1892

7x57 Mauser

.30-40 Krag

 

 

 

 

 

1893

.25-20 WCF

6.5x55

6.5x57

 

 

 

 

1894

.38-70 Win

.40-70 Win

 

 

 

 

 

1895

.25-35 Win

6.5x57

.30-30 Win

6mm Lee Navy

.303 Savage

.38-72 Win

.40-72 Win

1896

.22-15-60

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897

6.5x50 Jap

.25-21

 

 

 

 

 

1898

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1899

.600 NE 2.8"

 

 

 

 

 

 

1900

6.5x54 M-S

.310 Cadet

.470 NE

9.3x57

.25 Stevens

.32 LR

 

1901

.600 NE 3"

9.3x74R

 

 

 

 

 

1902

.32 Win Spec

.33 Win

 

 

 

 

 

1903

.35 Win

.30-03 Spfd

.32 Ideal

.22 Win Auto

 

 

 

1904

.405 Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905

8x57JS

9.3x62

.32 WSL

.35 WSL

9x56 M-S

 

 

1906

.30-06 Spfd

.35 Rem

.25 Rem

.30 Rem

.32 Rem

.280 Ross

 

1907

.465 NE

.351 WSL

 

 

 

 

 

1908

.35 Rem

.333 Jeffery

 

 

 

 

 

1909

.404 Jeffery

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910

.401 WSL

.318 NE

9.3x64

9.5x56 M-S

 

 

 

1911

.416 Rigby

 

 

 

 

 

 

1912

.22 Sav. HP

.375 H&H

.275 H&H

 

 

 

 

1913

.30 Newton

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914

.22 Rem Auto

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915

.250 Savage

.35 Newton

 

 

 

 

 

1916

.50-110 Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

1917

7x64

7x65R

 

 

 

 

 

1918

.50 BMG

 

 

 

 

 

 

1919

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920

.25-06

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921

.300 Savage

 

 

 

 

 

 

1922

.35 Whelen

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1924

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1925

.25 Rem

.270 Win

.300 H&H

 

 

 

 

1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1928

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1929

.22 LR HV

7.5x54 MAS

 

 

 

 

 

1930

.22 Hornet

 

 

 

 

 

 

1931

.350 G&H Mag

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1933

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1934

257 Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

1935

.220 Swift

.357 Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1936

.348 Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

1937

.22 Varminter

.219 Zipper

 

 

 

 

 

1938

.218 Bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939

7.7x58 Jap

 

 

 

 

 

 

1940

6.5x68 RWS

8x68S

 

 

 

 

 

1941

.30 Carbine

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943

.270 Wby Mag

7.62x39 Soviet

 

 

 

 

 

1944

257 Wby Mag

7mm Wby Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1945

.375 Wby Mag

 

 

 

 

 

 

1946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1947

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948

.300 Wby Mag

7.62x39 Soviet

 

 

 

 

 

1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950

.222 Rem

 

 

 

 

 

 

1951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1952

.308 Win

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953

.338-57 O'Connor

.378 Wby Mag

.44 Rem Mag

7x61 S&H

 

 

 

1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1955

.243 Win

.244 Rem

.358 Win

.244 H&H

 

 

 

1956

.458 Win Mag

 

 

 

 

 

 

1957

.280 Rem

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

.222 Rem Mag

.264 Win Mag

.338 Win Mag

.358 Norma Mag

.460 Wby Mag

 

 

1959

.22 WMR

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960

.240 Wby Mag

.308 Norma Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962

7mm Rem Mag

.340 Wby Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1963

.221 Rem

6mm Rem

.284 Win

.300 Win Mag

.224 Wby Mag

 

 

1964

.223 Rem

5.6x57R

5.6x57 RWS

.225 Win

.444 Marlin

 

 

1965

.22-250 Rem

.350 Rem Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1966

6.5mm Rem Mag

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968

5.6x50R

5.6x50 Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1969

.25-06 (Rem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

5mm Rem RF Mag

5.6x50 Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1971

.17 Rem

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974

.22 PPC

5.45x39mm

 

 

 

 

 

1975

6mm PPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977

.22 LR Stinger

8mm Rem Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1978

6mm BR

.375 Win

 

 

 

 

 

1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

7mm-08 Rem

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1982

.307 Win

.356 Win

 

 

 

 

 

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984

7-30 Waters

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987

.35 Whelen

.338 Lapua

5.8x42mm Chinese

 

 

 

 

1988

6x62 Freres

.416 Rem Mag

.700 NE

6.5x65 RWS

 

 

 

1989

7mm STW

.416 Wby Mag

 

 

 

 

 

1990

.30R Blaser

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995

.450 Rigby

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996

.30-378 Wby

6mm Norma BR

 

 

 

 

 

1997

.260 Rem

7mm STW

 

 

 

 

 

1998

.338-06

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999

6.5-284

7mm RUM

.300 RUM

.338-378 Wby Mag

 

 

 

2000

.376 Steyr

.450 Marlin

 

 

 

 

 

2001

.270 WSM

7mm WSM

7mm SAUM

.300 WSM

.300 SAUM

.338 RUM

.375 RUM

2002

.17 HMR

9.3x66 Sako

 

 

 

 

 

2003

.223WSSM

.243WSSM

6.5 Grendel

.400 H&H

.465 H&H

 

 

2004

.17 M2

.204 Ruger

.25 WSSM

6.8 SPC

 

 

 

2005

.325 WSM

6.5x47 Lapua

 

 

 

 

 

2006

.338 Federal

6.5-284 Norma

 

 

 

 

 

2007

.308 Marlin

.30 T/C

.375 Ruger

.280 Ackley Imp.

.450 Bushmaster

 

 

2008

.300 RCM

.338 RCM

5mm Rem RF Mag reintroduced

6.5 Creedmoor

.17 Rem Fireball

 

 

2009

.338 Marlin

.30 Rem AR

.416 Ruger

.338 Norma Mag

 

 

 

2011

7.62x40 WT

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

.17 Hornet

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

.17 WSM

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

.26 Nosler

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

.28 Nosler

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

.30 Nosler

6.5-300 Wby Mag

.25-45 Sharps

 

 

 

 

2017

.22 Nosler

 

 

 

 

 

 




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