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Ballistics Chart

A look into some of the more common military and security-related ammunition types.

 

NOTES: Length and Diameter measurements below appear in Inches. Weight is in Grains. Muzzle velocities are rated in "Feet Per Second". Abbreviations for varying ammunition types are AP for "Armor Piercing", I for "Incendiary" and AT for "Anti-Tank" when applicable.

Ammunition Types for Pistols and Submachine Guns
Ammunition
Length
Diameter
Weight
Muzzle Velocity
357 SIG
1.12in
.357in
125gr
1,350fps
38 Special
1.55in
.355in
200gr
745fps
38 Super Auto
1.28in
.354in
130gr
1,300fps
40 Smith & Wesson
1.13in
.398in
178gr
935fps
45 Auto Colt Pistol
1.17in
.445in
230gr
860fps
45 Colt M1909
1.60in
.445in
250gr
738fps
5.45x18mm Soviet
0.98in
.222in
40gr
1,033fps
7.62x25mm Tokarev
1.35in
.307in
86gr
1,500fps
9x17mm Browning Short
0.98in
.352in
95gr
955fps
9x18mm Makarov
0.97in
.364in
95gr
1,100fps
9x19mm Glisenti
1.15in
.347in
123gr
1,050fps
9x19 Parabellum NATO
1.15in
.355in
115gr
1,300fps
9x20mm Browning Long
1.10in
.355in
110gr
1,000fps
Ammunition Types for Rifles, Automatic Rifles and Machine Guns
5.45x39.5mm
2.22in
.221in
53gr
2,950fps
5.56x45mm
2.26in
.223in
55gr
3,300fps
5.56x45mm NATO
2.26in
.223in
62gr
3,002fps
6.5mmx54R Mannlicher
3.05in
.262in
160gr
2,225fps
6.5x55mm Mauser
3.07in
.263in
139gr
2,600fps
7.62x39mm
2.19in
.308in
123gr
2,330fps
7.62x45mm
2.47in
.307in
130gr
2,440fps
7.62x51mm NATO (UK Ball)
2.80in
.308in
144gr
2,700fps
7.62x51mm NATO (US Ball)
2.80in
.308in
150gr
2,750fps
7.62x51mm NATO (US AP)
2.80in
.308in
150gr
2,750fps
7.62x54R Russian Light Ball
3.02in
.310in
149gr
2,855fps
7.62x54R Russian Heavy Ball
3.02in
.310in
185gr
2,683fps
7.62x54R Russian AP (B30)
3.02in
.310in
184gr
2,790fps
7.65x53mm Mauser (Belgian)
3.06in
.311in
215gr
2,035fps
7.65x53mm Mauser (Turkish)
3.06in
.311in
155gr
2,720fps
7.92x57mm
3.17in
.323in
178gr
2,746fps
7.92x57mm Heavy Ball
3.17in
.323in
198gr
2,510fps
7.92x57mm AP / I
3.17in
.323in
156gr
2,730fps
7.92x95mm AT
4.64in
.323in
222gr
3,545fps
8.50R Lebel (French)
2.95in
.319in
198gr
2,296fps
8.50R Mannlicher (Austrian)
2.99in
.322in
244gr
2,030fps
8.55R Mannlicher (Hungarian)
3.02in
.328in
205gr
2,280fps
12.7x99mm UK 50 Browning
5.42in
.510in
759gr
2,800fps
12.7x99mm US M2 Browning
5.42in
.511in
710gr
2,810fps
12.7x108mm Soviet DShK
5.76in
.510in
681gr
2,750fps
13.2x92SR Mauser AT
5.23in
.522in
965gr
2,600fps
13.2x99mm Hotchkiss
3.90in
.520in
230gr
2,211fps
14.5x114mm Soviet AT
6.11in
.587in
968gr
3,200fps
30 M1 Carbine
1.68in
.308in
108gr
1,900fps
30-06 Springfield
3.34in
.308in
174gr
2,675fps
303 British Mk 6
3.03in
.311in
215gr
1,970fps
303 British Mk 7
3.03in
.311in
174gr
2,400fps
55 Boys Anti-Tank Rifle AP
5.31in
.564in
735gr
2,900fps
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