Ballistics Chart

A look into some of the more common military, sporting and civilian-related ammunition types.





NOTES: Length and Diameter (Bullet) measurements below appear in Inches. Weight is in "Grains". Muzzle Velocity is shown as "Feet Per Second". Abbreviations for varying ammunition types are AP for "Armor Piercing", I for "Incendiary" and AT for "Anti-Tank" where applicable. Values are only as accurate as the sources they reflect. Always consult official manufacturer's information when dealing with ammunition types.



Common Ammunition Types for Pistols and Submachine Guns
AMMUNITION
357 SIG
38 Special
28 Super Auto
40 S&W
45 ACP
45 Colt M1909
5.45x18mm Soviet
7.62x25mm Tokarev
9x17mm Browning Short
9x18mm Makarov
9x19mm Glisenti
9x19mm Parabellum NATO
9x20mm Browning Long
LENGTH (in)
1.12in
1.55in
1.28in
1.13in
1.17in
1.60in
0.98in
1.35in
0.98in
0.97in
1.15in
1.15in
1.10in
DIAMETER (in)
.357in
.355in
.354in
.398in
.445in
.445in
.222in
.307in
.352in
.364in
.347in
.355in
.355in
WEIGHT (gr)
125gr
200gr
130gr
178gr
230gr
250gr
40gr
86gr
95gr
95gr
123gr
115gr
110gr
MUZZLE VEL. (fps)
1,350fps
745fps
1,300fps
935fps
860fps
738fps
1,033fps
1,500fps
955fps
1,100fps
1,050fps
1,300fps
1,000fps
Common Ammunition Types for Rifles, Automatic Rifles and Machine Guns
AMMUNITION
5.45x39.5mm
5.56x45mm
5.56x45mm NATO (SS109)
6.5x54mmR Mannlicher
6.5x55mm Mauser
7.62x39mm
7.62x45mm
7.62x51mm NATO (UK Ball)
7.62x51mm NATO (US Ball)
7.62x51mm NATO (US AP)
7.62x54mmR Russian LT Ball
7.62x54mmR Russian HVY Ball
7.62x54mmR Russian AP (B30)
7.65x53mm Mauser (Belgian)
7.65x53mm Mauser (Turkish)
7.92x57mm German Ball SmE
7.92x57mm HVY Ball SS
7.92x57mm AP/I PmK
7.92x95mm AT (Germany)
8.50R Lebel (French)
8.50R Mannlicher (Austrian)
8.55R Mannlicher (Hungarian)
12.7x99mm UK 50 Browning
12.7x99mm US M2 Browning
12.7x108mm Soviet DShK
13.2x92SR Mauser AT
13.299mm Hotchkiss
14.5x114mm Soviet AT
30 M1 Carbine
30-06 Springfield (Ball M1)
303 British Mk 6
303 British Mk 7
55 Boys AT Rifle AP
LENGTH (in)
2.22in
2.26in
2.26in
3.05in
3.07in
2.19in
2.47in
2.80in
2.80in
2.80in
3.02in
3.02in
3.02in
3.06in
3.06in
3.17in
3.17in
3.17in
4.64in
2.95in
2.99in
3.02in
5.42in
5.42in
5.76in
5.23in
3.90in
6.11in
1.68in
3.34in
3.03in
3.03in
5.31in
DIAMETER (in)
.221in
.223in
.223in
.262in
.263in
.308in
.307in
.308in
.308in
.308in
.310in
.310in
.310in
.311in
.311in
.323in
.323in
.323in
.323in
.319in
.322in
.328in
.510in
.511in
.510in
.522in
.520in
.587in
.308in
.308in
.311in
.311in
.564in
WEIGHT (gr)
53gr
55gr
62gr
160gr
139gr
123gr
130gr
144gr
150gr
150gr
149gr
185gr
184gr
215gr
155gr
178gr
198gr
156gr
222gr
198gr
244gr
205gr
759gr
710gr
681gr
965gr
230gr
968gr
108gr
174gr
215gr
174gr
735gr
MUZZLE VEL (fps)
2,950fps
3,300fps
3,002fps
2,400fps
2,600fps
2,330fps
2,440fps
2,700fps
2,750fps
2,750fps
2,855fps
2,683fps
2,790fps
2,035fps
2,720fps
2,746fps
2,510fps
2,730fps
3,545fps
2,296fps
2,030fps
2,280fps
2,800fps
2,810fps
2,750fps
2,600fps
2,211fps
3,200fps
1,900fps
2,675fps
1,970fps
2,400fps
2,900fps