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Mrskylinetou
01-14-2011, 8:17 AM
Can someone give me a complete list of long action calibers? I goggled it and found some info but no real list. I do not need every single cartridge made just a through over all list would be great.

I better short action list would be nice also, I have one that is good enough.

sleepur606
01-14-2011, 8:37 AM
Are you talking Remington 700 short action vs. long action or AR-15 vs AR-10 style short action vs. long action?

Or did I miss that?

21SF
01-14-2011, 8:41 AM
I think he means 30-06 long action vs .308 is short action. Bolt guns.

Mrskylinetou
01-14-2011, 8:46 AM
Sorry, I mean only in bolt guns.

Mrskylinetou
01-14-2011, 2:05 PM
I been looking for a while and still cannot pull up a complete list.

21SF
01-14-2011, 2:30 PM
Look up manufacturers sites, like savage and just start writing them down. You will get most.

Fjold
01-14-2011, 4:28 PM
That would be a heck of a list. Counting foreign cartridges I coud easily see that list being 1,000 entries long.

xenophobe
01-14-2011, 4:38 PM
You're asking for one really huge list. And that's not even including obsolete or wildcat cartridges.

There's this... it has a lot, but it's very incomplete:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rifle_cartridges

No it doesn't differentiate between long or short action.

UltraLNW
01-14-2011, 5:23 PM
I cannot fully understand why everyone but xenophobe/21sf responded with absolutely nothing of value. Just snide comments from people who clearly have had long, grumpy days.

If there is no list, does that prevent you from at least attempting to help a guy out?

I don't see why we couldn't create, at a minimum, a list of *common* SA and LA ammunition. To make it easy on everyone, I'll start with what I know for certain:

SA
.243
.223
5.56
.300 Savage
.308

LA
30-06
7mm-08
7mm Remington Magnum

Echidin
01-14-2011, 6:05 PM
Snipers Hide has a pretty extensive list.
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1877441#Post1877441

Sorry realized it'd be easier to just post it. No guarantees the list is anywhere near being complete.
Caliber List:

Short Action Calibers, 223 bolt face
17 Reminton – 223 parent case, don’t know the forming details
20 Practical – 223 necked to 20 caliber
20 Tactical – 223 necked to 20 caliber, shoulder blown forward
204 Ruger – 222 Rem Mag necked to 20 cal, shoulder blown forward
222 Remington
223 Remington & 5.56x45 NATO – ballistically identical, there are chamber differences
222 Rem Mag

Short Action Calibers, 308 bolt face
6mm BR – wildcats are 17, 22, 7mm, 30 cal all on this case
6mm Dasher – parent case is 6 BR
6mm BRX – parent case is 6 BR
22-250
6mm-250
250 Savage
260 Bobcat – 6.5mm in 250 Savage
300 Savage
243 Winchester
260 Rem
7mm-08
308
338 Federal
8mm-08
358 Winchester
257 Roberts
7x57, 8x57, 9x67, 9.3x57
6mm Super LR
6.5-6mm Super LR
6.5x47 Swiss Match
6-6.5x47 Lapua
6.5x47 Lapua
6-284
6.5-284
284 Winchester (more aptly built in a long action, but officially a short action round)

The list goes on and on, please post suggestions and I’ll add them. This was just a start

Short Action Calibers, Mag (.532) bolt face
Winchester Super Short Magnum family
Winchester Short Magnum family
Remington Short Action Ultra Mag family
264 Rem Mag

Both the RSAUM and WSM series work well in long actions and my upcoming 7mm/300 WSM (aka 7 BAT) is going in a long action.



Long Action Calibers, 308 bolt face
6.5x55 Swede
6mm Remington (6mm-7x57 Mauser)
7mm Mauser
8mm Mauser
9x57, 9.3x57
9.3x62, 9.3x64
7x64 Brenneke
6-284
6.5-284
284 Win
284 Shehane (284 Win parent case, improved)
30-06 parent case family includes
• 22-06
• 6mm-06
• 6mm Catbird (6-06 AI)
• 25-06
• 6.5-06, 6.5-06 A-square, 260 Newton
• 270 Win
• 7mm/270, 280 Rem, 7mm-06 (ballistic equivalents, minor chamber spec differences)
• 30-06
• 338-06
• 35 Whelen
• 375-06

Long Action Calibers, Mag bolt face
264 Win Mag
Win Short Mag series fits very well in the long actions
7mm Rem Mag
300 Win Mag
338 Win Mag
300 H&H mag
375 H&H
264 Wby Mag
7 Wby Mag
300 Wby Mag
340 Wby Mag
7 Rem Ultra Mag
300 Rem Ultra Mag
338 Rem Ultra Mag
338 Edge (338/300 RUM)
7mm, 30, 338, 375, 416, 404 Dakota
Lazzeroni Family (I believe, someone correct me please)
404 Jeffreys

Long Action Calibers, Lap Mag bolt face

30-378 Wby Mag
338-378 Wby Mag
378 Wby Mag
460 Wby Mag
338 Lapua Mag and wildcats from 7mm - 375 caliber
300 Hulk (based on 338 LM case)
300 Kong (based on 378 Wby case)
300 Allen Mag
450 Dakota
450 Rigby

Extreme Magnum Actions, 0.637 Base
338 Allen Mag
338/375 Cheytac
375 Cheytac
408 Cheytac
505 Gibbs (parent case to the rest)

Beetle Bailey
01-14-2011, 9:11 PM
I cannot fully understand why everyone but xenophobe/21sf responded with absolutely nothing of value. Just snide comments from people who clearly have had long, grumpy days.

If there is no list, does that prevent you from at least attempting to help a guy out?

I don't see why we couldn't create, at a minimum, a list of *common* SA and LA ammunition. To make it easy on everyone, I'll start with what I know for certain:

SA
.243
.223
5.56
.300 Savage
.308

LA
30-06
7mm-08
7mm Remington Magnum

7mm-08 is just a .308 winchester necked down to hold 7mm bullets. It is in fact a short-action cartridge, just like its parent.

Fjold
01-14-2011, 9:15 PM
I cannot fully understand why everyone but xenophobe/21sf responded with absolutely nothing of value. Just snide comments from people who clearly have had long, grumpy days.

If there is no list, does that prevent you from at least attempting to help a guy out?

I don't see why we couldn't create, at a minimum, a list of *common* SA and LA ammunition. To make it easy on everyone, I'll start with what I know for certain:

SA
.243
.223
5.56
.300 Savage
.308

LA
30-06
7mm-08
7mm Remington Magnum

I wasn't being snide, just honest.

Look at just 30 caliber long action cartridges.

.30 Newton
.30 RAR
.30-30 Winchester
.30-06 Springfield
.30-40 Krag (.30 Army)
.30-40 Wesson
.30-378 Weatherby Magnum
.300 H&H Magnum
.300 Remington Ultra Magnum
.300 Weatherby Magnum
.300 Winchester Magnum
.303 British
.308 Norma Magnum

Now add in 224, 243, 257, 264, 277, 284, .323, 338, 350, 366, 375, 390, 400, 412, 423, 425, 429, 450, 458, 465, 475, 500, 510, 525, 577, 600 and 700 calibers.