SAAMI MAXIMUM PRESSURES

SAAMI MAXIMUM PRESSURES


These are the SAAMI Maximum Pressures for various centerfire rifle cartridges. There are a lot of "holes", which I plan to fill in the very near future.


Cartridge  Copper Units
of Pressure
.17 Rem
.218 Bee40,000
.219 Wasp
.219 Zipper
.22 Hornet43,000
.22 PPC55,000
.220 Swift54,000
.221 Fireball
.222 Rem46,000
.222 Rem Mag50,000
.223 Rem52,000
.224 Wby Mag
.225 Win50,000
.22-25053,000
6 x 47mm
6mm Rem
244 Rem
52,000
6mm BR Mag
6mm PPCn/e
.240 Wby Mag55,100
.243 Win52,000
.244 Rem52,000
.25-20 WCF28,000
.25-35 Win
.250 Savage45,000
.256 Win Mag
.257 Roberts45,000 (1)
.257 Roberts +P50,000
.25-06 Rem53,000
.257 Wby Mag55,000
6.5 x 54mm M.S.
6.5mm Jap
6.5 x 55mm45,000
6.5mm Rem Mag53,000
.264 Win Mag53,000
.270 Win52,000
.270 Wby Mag55,100
7-30 Waters40,000
7 x 57mm Mauser46,000 (2)
7mm-08 Rem52,000
7 x 61mm S&H
7mm Wby Mag55,100
7mm Rem Mag52,000
.280 Rem
(7mm Remington Express)
50,000
.284 Win54,000
.30 Carbine40,000
7.62 x 39mm50,000
.30 Herrett
.30 Rem
.30-3038,000
.30-40 Krag40,000
.300 Savage46,000
7.62mm NATO (Mil)
.30-06 Spgfld50,000
.300 H&H Mag54,000
.300 Win Mag54,000
.300 Wby Mag65,000
.307 Win52,000
.308 Win52,000
.308 Norma Mag
(30-338)
55,100
7.65mm Mauser
.303 British45,000
.303 Savage
7.7mm Jap
.32-20 Win16,000
.32-40
.32 Win Special38,000
.32 Rem
(32 Win Special)
38,000
8 x 57mm Mauser37,000
8 x 57mm JS50,000
8mm-0650,000
8mm Rem Mag54,000
.338-0652,000
.338 Win Mag54,000
.340 Wby Mag55,100
.348 Win
.38 Special
.357 Mag (Rifle)35,000 psi
.357 Herrett
.35 Rem35,000
.351 Win S.L.
.356 Win52,000
.358 Win52,000
.35 Whelen52,000
.350 Rem Mag53,000
.358 Norma Mag53,400
9.3 x 62mmn/e
9.3 x 74Rn/e
.375 Win52,000
.375 H&H Mag53,000
.378 Wby Mag
.38-40 WCF
.38-55 Win & Ballard
.416 Rem Mag54,000
.416 Wby
.44 Rem Mag (Rifle)36,000 psi
.44-40 WCF12,500
.444 Marlin44,000
.45-7028,000 (3)
.45-7035,000 (4)
.458 Win Mag53,000
.460 Wby Mag

(1)   Speer uses 48,000 for modern firearms
(2)   50,000 for modern bolt action firearms
(3)   in trapdoor and lever action rifles
(4)   in modern bolt action and single-shot firearms
n/e    none exist (usually due to wildcat status)



Last updated : 02 February 2000

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