How many calibers between 5.56 NATO to 300 WM

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by theboyscout, Dec 30, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. theboyscout

    theboyscout Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    390
    Location:
    FL
    How many calibers are between 5.56 NATO to 300 WM?
     
  2. Flintshooter

    Flintshooter Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Messages:
    287
    hq likes this.
  3. mavracer

    mavracer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    5,639
    Location:
    wichita
    5.56 is 22 and 300 wm is 30 so there's 7 in between.
    Now if you're asking cartridges there's a LOT.
     
  4. Dibbs

    Dibbs Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2018
    Messages:
    1,592
    This is a little difficult to answer, without further parameters. Currently used calibers ? Because they add new calibers, almost monthly. I've got a last edition Hornady Manual that's already obsolete because of calibers like 300 Blackout, and 350 legend. Approximately 90 to 100, right now.

    Why ?
     
  5. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    15,204
    Location:
    Georgia
    Well, we have 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 30. Sorry, no 23 or 29.
     
    .308 Norma likes this.
  6. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    17,575
    Location:
    DFW Area
    Probably easier to start with all the centerfire rifle calibers that use a .224" bullet. Once you get a definitive list for that, you can move on to the 6mm/.243 calibers.

    Here's a pretty good start at the list of calibers that use a .224" bullet.

    .223 Remington
    .218 Bee
    5.56 NATO
    .219 Zipper
    .219 Donaldson Wasp
    5.6x50mm
    .222 Remington
    .222 Remington Magnum
    5.6x57mm RWS
    .220 Swift\
    .22 Cheetah
    .222 Rimmed
    .22 Spitfire
    .224 Valkyrie
    .220 Nosler
    .22/.303 (or the .303/22)
    .224 TTH
    .22-250
    .220 Rook
    .22 Hornet
    .220 Weatherby Rocket
    .22 Bench Rest Remington
    .223 WSSM
    .225 Winchester
    .224 Weatherby Magnum
    .221 Remington Fireball
    .22 PPC
    .220 Russian (Bullet diameter is technically .223, but I think that's close enough)
     
    earlthegoat2 likes this.
  7. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    30,750
    Location:
    Florence, Alabama
    Well, actually, there is the .230 Ackley, made for velocity fans in states whose big game law says "larger than .22." On the large side, there are a couple of .236s.

    7.35 Carcano is pretty close to .29" bore.
     
    .308 Norma likes this.
  8. ms6852

    ms6852 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,927
    Location:
    TEXAS
    There is also the 22 tcm and the FN 5.7X28 which has a bullet diameter of .224 I'm sure I'm forgetting another one.
     
  9. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,113
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    .236 USN!!! Rimmed and Rimless!!!
     
  10. jonnyc

    jonnyc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,113
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    If you include wildcats, you are asking an almost unanswerable question.
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  11. lysanderxiii

    lysanderxiii Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,206
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Theoretically, there are an infinite number of them.

    :O
     
    earlthegoat2 and Demi-human like this.
  12. lysanderxiii

    lysanderxiii Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,206
    Location:
    North Carolina
    5.8 Chinese = .228"
    7.35 Carano = .289"
    7.5 French & 7.5 Swiss = .295"
     
  13. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    30,750
    Location:
    Florence, Alabama
    If you meant cartridges, I will repeat that .218 Bee, .219 Zipper, .220 Swift, .221 Fireball, .222 Remington, .223 Remington, .224 Weatherby, and .225 Winchester are all .224 caliber.
    But .22 Jet and .22 Savage are not.
     
    earlthegoat2 likes this.
  14. sequins

    sequins Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    1,354
    How many calibers in the middle that aren't junk? :evil:
     
    earlthegoat2 likes this.
  15. DoubleMag

    DoubleMag Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,358
    3
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
    BigBore44 likes this.
  16. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    8,610
    Location:
    Arizona
    300 - 223 = 77.

    So, 77 not counting in-laws, those weird *cousins*, fraternal twins and red-headed (or otherwise) step children.;)

    Todd.
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  17. theboyscout

    theboyscout Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    390
    Location:
    FL
    Better question, I apologise, I'm looking at a suppressor and wondering how many different rifle calibers can I use it with and which should I not
     
    ApacheCoTodd likes this.
  18. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    8,610
    Location:
    Arizona
    So then, your issue is addressing the larger caliber while contending with industry standard threads on the smaller calibers and efficiency between the bore sizes.

    Thread variations exist to keep such potential issues as spinning a .223 can onto a .30 caliber bore.

    Todd.
     
  19. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    17,575
    Location:
    DFW Area
    You can use the silencer on any rifle with a bullet diameter smaller than the one that the silencer is actually rated for. Keep in mind that the bigger the mismatch between actual bullet diameter and the "native" bullet diameter of the silencer, the less effective it will be.

    Generally speaking, you can just do an internet search on a cartridge and find the actual bullet diameter. Keep in mind that the cartridge name usually gives a clue as to the true bullet diameter but shouldn't be taken as exact. For example, cartridges that use a 0.224" bullet may have names with numbers in them that range from .218 all the way to .225. In fact, it's often safer to assume that the number in the cartridge name is NOT exactly the bullet diameter used. Out of the 27 cartridges I listed that use a 0.223" or 0.224" bullet diameter, only 3 of them actually have the true bullet diameter in the cartridge name.
     
  20. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    6,631
    Location:
    Plano, Texas
    More than we need, not as many as we want.
     
    Demi-human and Olon like this.
  21. JeeperCreeper

    JeeperCreeper Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,678
    Location:
    Under A Rock
  22. ApacheCoTodd

    ApacheCoTodd member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    8,610
    Location:
    Arizona
    Wait - I see the title is different and so, want to amend my input.

    Scratch:
    "300 - 223 = 77.

    So, 77 not counting in-laws, those weird *cousins*, fraternal twins and red-headed (or otherwise) step children.
    ";)

    And amend to:
    762 - 556 = 206
    Then, continue on with: So, 206 not counting in-laws, those weird *cousins*, fraternal twins and red-headed (or otherwise) step children.;)

    Carry on.

    Todd.
     
    BigBore44 and Demi-human like this.
  23. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    30,750
    Location:
    Florence, Alabama
    I have read on the internet and therefore know for sure that one step down in COMMON calibers will only reduce silencer performance by a decibel or two.
     
  24. BigBore44

    BigBore44 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,252
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I’ve used a 30 cal can from Yankee Hill with 300WM, 30/06, 308, 7.62x39, 6.5CM, 6.5PRC, 6.5 Grendel, 243, 22-250, 223, 22 mag, and 22lr. And it has worked great. With the 22lr and CCI subs, you only hear the click of the trigger, then a pause, then the bullet striking whatever it hit.
     
    theboyscout likes this.
  25. Randy in Arizona

    Randy in Arizona Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    Messages:
    434
    Location:
    East of the Democratic People's Republic of Tucson
    You overlooked the 22-378 Eargeslitten Loudenboomer!
    It is listed in one of the Ackley Handbooks if I recall correctly!
    Give an idle gun plumber an unused barrel and action and they will do something silly!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice