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This article lists firearm cartridges which have a bullet in the 12-millimeter (0.47 in) to 13-millimeter (0.51 in) caliber range.

  • Length refers to the cartridge case length.
  • OAL refers to the overall length of the cartridge.
  • Bullet refers to the diameter of the bullet.

Some measurements are in millimetres, others are in calibers, which are measured in inches

Contents

Pistol cartridgesEdit

Name Bullet Length Rim Base Shoulder Neck OAL
.475 Wildey Magnum 12.1 (.475) 30.4 (1.198) 12.0 (.473) 12.7 (.501) - 12.50 (.493) 40.00 (1.575)
.50 Action Express 12.7 (.500) 32.64 (1.285) 13.06 (.514) 13.89 (.547) - 13.72 (.540) 40.89 (1.610)
.50 GI 12.7 (.500) 22.81 (.899) 12.19 (.480) 13.36 (.526) - 13.36 (.526) 31.01 (1.221)

Revolver cartridgesEdit

Name Bullet Length Rim Base Shoulder Neck OAL
.480 Ruger[1] 12.065 (.475) 32.639 (1.285) 13.767 (.542) 12.802 (.504) - 12.802 (.504) 41.91 (1.650)
.500 S&W Magnum 12.7 (.500) 41.275 (1.625) 14.12 (.556) 13.36 (.526) - 13.36 (.526) 53.34 (2.10)
.500 Wyoming Express 12.7 (.500) 35 (1.37) - - - - 44.8 (1.765)
.500 Linebaugh 12.95 (.510) 35.69 (1.405) 15.49 (.610) 14.05 (.553) - 13.72 (.540) 44.58 (1.755)

Rifle cartridgesEdit

Name Bullet Case type Case length Rim Base Shoulder Neck Cartridge length Primer
.475 A&M Magnum[2] 12.07 (.475) belted bottlenecked 73.66 (2.90) 13.54 (.533) 14.83 (.584) 14.22 (.560) 12.75 (.502) 95.25 (3.75) Boxer large rifle
.470 Capstick[3] 12.07 (.475) - 72.39 (2.85) 13.51 (.532) 13.03 (.513) - 12.67 (.499) 92.71 (3.65) -
.476 Nitro Express[4] 12.09 (.476) rimmed, necked 76.2 (3.00) 16.33 (.643) 14.48 (.570) 13.46 (.530) 12.9 (.508) 95.76 (3.77) Berdan 6.45 (0.254)
.470 Nitro Express[5] 12.27 (.483) rimmed, necked 88.65 (3.25) 16.41 (.646) 14.53 (.572) 13.41 (.528) 12.7 (.500) 108.2 (4.26) Berdan 6.45 (0.254)
.475 No. 2 Nitro Express[6] 12.27 (.483) rimmed, necked 82.55 (3.49) 16.86 (.665) 14.63 (.576) 13.89 (.547) 12.95 (.510) 98.04 (3.86) Berdan 6.45 (0.254)
.475 Nitro Express[7] 12.27 (.483) rimmed, straight 82.55 (3.25) 16.41 (.646) 14.53 (.572) - 13.41 (.528) 98.04 (3.86) Berdan 6.38 (0.251)
.500 No. 2 Express (.577/500)[8] 12.88 (.507) rimmed, necked 71.37 (2.81) 18.44 (.726) 16.28 (.641) 14.22 (.560) 13.67 (.538) 86.36 (3.40) Berdan 6.38 (0.251)
.577/.500 Magnum Nitro Express[9] 12.7 (.500) rimmed, necked 80 (3.13) 18.2 (.717) 16.4 (.645) 14.9 (.585) 13.4 (.526) 95 (3.74) Berdan 6.38 (0.251)
505 Gibbs .505 rimless, bottlenecked 80.0 (3.150") - 16.3 (.640") 16.3 (.640") 13.7 (.538") 97.8 (3.850")
.500 Jeffery .510
.50 Beowulf 12.7 (.500) - 42 (1.65) 11.3 (.445) 13.6 (.535) - 13.3 (.525) 54 (2.125) Boxer
.50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO) 12.95 (.510) - 99.31 (3.91) 20.42 (.804) 20.42 (.804) 18.82 (.741) 14.22 (.560) 138.43 (5.45) Boxer
.510 DTC Europ (.50 DTC) 12.95 (.510) - 96.77 (3.81) - - 19.304 (.760) - 135.89 (5.35) Boxer
.510 Whisper 12.95 (.510) - 47.63 (1.875) 14.94 (.588) 14.91 (.587) 14.91 (.587) 13.94 (.549) 84.84 (3.34) Boxer
12.7×108mm 12.98 (.511) - 108 (4.3) 21.70 (0.854) 21.75 (0.856) 18.90 (0.744) 13.95 (0.549) 147.50 (5.807) -
12.7x81mmSR [it][10] 13.1 - 81.2 19.6 18.35 16.3 13.8 108.7 -

Note: The .50 Sharps, Winchester and US Government cartridges were actually of 13mm caliber

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (2006) [1965]. Skinner, Stan (ed.). Cartridges of the World (11th ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books. p. 313. ISBN 0-89689-297-2.
  2. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World (3d ed.). DBI Books. pp. 142–3. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  3. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1997) [1965]. McPherson, M.L. (ed.). Cartridges of the World (8th ed.). DBI Books. pp. 227, 230. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  4. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World (3d ed.). DBI Books. pp. 228, 236. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  5. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World (3d ed.). DBI Books. pp. 228, 236. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  6. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World (3d ed.). DBI Books. pp. 228, 236. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  7. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World (3d ed.). DBI Books. pp. 228, 236. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  8. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World. DBI Books. pp. 230, 236. ISBN 0-695-80326-3.
  9. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1972) [1965]. Amber, John T. (ed.). Cartridges of the World. DBI Books. pp. 230, 236. ISBN 0-87349-178-5.
  10. ^ municion.org, 12.7x81