Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by theboyscout, Dec 30, 2019.
Now if you're asking cartridges there's a LOT.
Here's a pretty good start at the list of calibers that use a .224" bullet.
.219 Donaldson Wasp
.222 Remington Magnum
.22/.303 (or the .303/22)
.220 Weatherby Rocket
.22 Bench Rest Remington
.224 Weatherby Magnum
.221 Remington Fireball
.220 Russian (Bullet diameter is technically .223, but I think that's close enough)
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.
.236 USN!!! Rimmed and Rimless!!!
Theoretically, there are an infinite number of them.
5.8 Chinese = .228"
7.35 Carano = .289"
7.5 French & 7.5 Swiss = .295"
But .22 Jet and .22 Savage are not.
So, 77 not counting in-laws, those weird *cousins*, fraternal twins and red-headed (or otherwise) step children.
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.
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.
More than we need, not as many as we want.
Unless it's a riddle... Then I'd guess 1... 7.62x51 as it's between the two in terms of active and common US military service?
"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.
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!
Separate names with a comma.