Does anyone have a chart or list that shows all gun calibers or atlest a lot and shows which is more powerful than the other? I have gun debates about 9mm/.45/357/ then the rifle odd ball calibers, I have no clue which is the better rifle round I always hear odd ball calibers for hunters. 7.62x54R has a big bang, .50bmg is a big bang. I hear of 45-70 30-30 30-06 for hunting then others say some odd ball caliber for hunting...:confused: Thanks for you're help.
Oh yeah and sometimes people say shotgun with slugs is better than a rifle round?? and 10mm I heard its just about the same as a .357??
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June 23, 2010, 01:31 PM
This book is a great start (http://www.amazon.com/Cartridges-World-Complete-Illustrated-Reference/dp/0896899365/ref=dp_ob_title_bk/181-9792728-6832046), offering history, as well as basic load data with velocities and energy figures.
June 23, 2010, 01:34 PM
Thank you so much!
June 23, 2010, 01:36 PM
A new edition comes out every 3 years or so. When they do my old dog-eared copy gets passed onto someone in need.
June 23, 2010, 01:41 PM
This is a very good site for what you're after:
June 23, 2010, 01:47 PM
Thank you guys.
June 23, 2010, 01:51 PM
Believe it or not, Wikipedia is a pretty good source. Go there and search: handgun ammunition" or "rifle ammunition".
They also have some good photos of various cartridges side by side so you can compare.
June 24, 2010, 08:16 PM
One of the best lists on any website I've ever seen is at www.reloadersnest.com . Click on "RIFLE" or "HANDGUN" for whichever you're looking for. They also have a bunch of wildcats listed there, and many loads. Including an almost 5300 fps .22 centerfire, and a 14000+ ft-lb .700 NE.