Now includes the new 27 Nosler cartridge and the 54 Caliber Ball and Great Plains muzzle loaders.
The American Standard poster contains every standardized cartridge mass produced in the USA 2020. The cartridges are 100% to scale (Life Size). Includes cartridges for modern Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun, and Muzzle Loader. Contains 164 unique Rifle Cartridges, 54 Handgun Cartridges, 9 different Shotgun gauges and muzzle loader (45, 50, & 54 calibers).
The Rifle section covers cartridges from the 17 HMR, Mach 2 and 22 LR up through the 505 Gibbs, 50 BMG, and 577 Nitro Express. It also includes historically significant factory available cartridges such as the 348 Win, 404 Jeffery, 450/400 Nitro Express, and 500 Nitro Express.
Military surplus cartridges include the 5.45x39mm, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Japanese, 303 Brit and the 8x57 Mauser.
Bonus Rifle cartridges include the 416 Barrett and 20mm.
The Handgun section covers cartridges from the 17 HMR and 22 LR to the 500 S&W including the 5.7x28mm FN, 44-40, 38-40, 357 Maximum, 445 Super Mag, and the 45 Win Mag.
The Shotgun cartridges include the 410 and 32 gauge up to the 8 gauge.
Shotgun loads illustrate variations in shot size, (including duplex & triplex), slugs and less/non lethal loads.
The Handgun Cartridges poster focuses on Handgun cartridges (revolver & automatic) from all over the world which includes Military, Law Enforcement, Civilian and Sporting use. It includes Metric, USA, and British cartridges.
An excellent tool for comparison, illustration or instruction!
The Ammo Performance Specs poster is a hand picked selection of some of the most popular hunting cartridges and represents the full spectrum available to the hunting world. These range from the lightning fast 17 Remington up to the bone crushing energy and momentum of the 460 Weatherby and 500 Jeffery.
The cartridges are organized into 17 unique groupings based on caliber. Each of the groups contain three or four cartridges that represent a "low, medium, and high" in there respective performance potential. A bullet weight is provided for each group. And the velocity, energy, momentum and recoil for each cartridge is shown in a bar graph as well as it's numeric value. Accurately compare one cartridge and it's specifications against any other cartridges of interest.
The American Heritage poster highlights black powder ammunition used by the American Rifleman and US Military from 1776 to roughly 1885 when the conversion was made to smokeless powder. Flags from the civil war era are also displayed in the background.
Includes all versions of musket ball, paper and combustibles, and self contained black powder munitions that were actually used by the US military - including Confederate and Union Civil War ammunition.
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The Rifleman's Classic poster includes over 300 American, British, European & Metric Rifle cartridges as well as some well-known proprietary cartridges. It also has a good representation of military small arms cartridges dating back to WWI.
The American Freedom poster displays the Infantry cartridges used during every major American conflict. See the impressive evolution of cartridges used by our Infantry men starting with the 69 Buck and Ball in the Revolutionary war, to the 50 BMG in the Korean War, to present day cartridges in ongoing special operations.
The MSR & AR Cartridges poster contains 60 cartridges that are commonly available in either a standard, customized, or proprietary MSR or AR platform.
The Game & Ammo © poster (built specifically for youth, beginning hunters, & other enthusiasts) shows the range and breadth of game animals that can be hunted on the world stage, while providing a strong sampling of proven cartridges for hunting these animals. This poster is an exciting and very beneficial visual aid. The context, proximity and overall arrangement encourage good and informed discussions. In fact, this poster was developed in cooperation with Hunter Education instructors to develop an exciting teaching tool.
The Big Bore (Standard & Obsolete) poster focuses on Standard, Historic, and Military Rifle cartridges used throughout the world. It gathers historically significant Big Bore rounds (.400" caliber/10mm and larger) that were mass produced or considered popular up to our current day. It is a must have for any collector or Big Bore enthusiast.
The Metric and European poster is dedicated to Metric and European Rifle cartridges (that do not use an inch unit designation in their name). It provides a great sampling of the well-known Metric cartridges used throughout Europe, Asia, and Russia as well as some from the Americas.
Included cartridges: H&K, Sturtevant, Francotte, Tesching, Sako, RWS, Vom Hofe, Mauser, Sauer, Breda, Finnish, Forster, Freras, Arisaka, Mannlicher, Greek, Daudeteau, Romanian, Russian, Swiss, Dutch, Roth, Larsen, Jorgens, Carcano, Brenneke, CETME, Czech, Norma, Turk, Guedes, Belgian, Albini, Grundig, Murata, Schuler, Vetterli, Collath, Norwegian, Nimrod, and more.
The 45-70 Govt. Project of Experiments poster is a unique replica of the actual hand sketched report of the project of experiments conducted at the National Armory (Springfield, MA) and drafted in March of 1875.This chart displays the various experiments conducted using the .45 caliber bullet weighing between 200 grains and 800 grains, with powder charges between 10 grains and 140 grains, and barrel lengths between 1 inch and 12 inches. The test results show that the .45 caliber cartridge loaded with 70 grains of black powder and a bullet weight of 405 grains was the optimal choice for the service cartridge in the 32-5/8” barreled model 1873 trapdoor Springfield rifle.
The findings of these experiments confirmed the validity and utility of the 45-70-405 (45-70 Government) as a viable infantry cartridge capable of volley fire well beyond that era's accepted limit of effective range.
The Wildcat Big Bore poster focuses on Wildcat and Proprietary cartridges from .400" caliber up to .750" caliber. Cartridges are life size. It combines well-known Wildcat and Proprietary cartridges from all over the world.
The Micro & Small Bore (Proprietary & Wildcat) poster displays cartridges from .085 to the .257 caliber. The cartridges are arranged from relative smallest cartridge type and case capacity to largest. Standard cartridges are placed intermittently to provide good reference to size, case dimension, shoulder height, and angle as well as neck length and over all case dimensions.
Cartridges range from Tini Mites, Fleas, and Squirrels (22 Long Rifle, 22 Mag, 25 Auto, etc.) up to the full length belted magnums (Weatherby, Remington, Winchester and H&H magnums) and non belted magnums such as Lazzeroni.
The Small Bore - Proprietary & Wildcat poster displays cartridges from 6.5mm/.264 to the 8mm/.323 caliber. The cartridges range from Whispers (223 Remington & Bench Rest) up to Ultra Mag, 375 Weatherby, 416 Rigby and 505 Gibbs sized cases. The cartridges are arranged from relative smallest cartridge type and case capacity to largest. Standard cartridges are placed intermittently to provide good reference to size, case dimension, shoulder height, and angle as well as neck length and over all case dimensions.
The Medium Bore - Proprietary & Wildcat poster displays cartridges from .333 to the .395 caliber. The cartridges are arranged from relative smallest cartridge type and case capacity to largest. The cartridges range from Whispers (223 Remington & Bench Rest) up to Ultra Mag, 375 Weatherby, 416 Rigby and 505 Gibbs sized cases. Standard cartridges are placed intermittently to provide good reference to size, case dimension, shoulder height, and angle as well as neck length and over all case dimensions. This poster is an excellent reference for any unique firearm project or for an unanswered performance requirement.
The British Cartridges poster focuses solely on British cartridges and contains some of the first cartridges used by the British military during the last of its colonial era including Boxer and Musket cartridges from Asia, India, and other regions. Many of the cartridges were developed pre-WWI to post WWII.
Calibers range from the .400" Nitro Express 2" up to 700 Nitro Express and 4 Bore including the 30mm (A-10 Warthog round). These are shoulder fired hunting and military, also Machine Gun, and Anti-Material cartridges. It also includes the unique British Nitro Express and Black Powder Express cartridges up to the 577, 600, 700 Nitro Express and 4 Bore. The Handgun section includes many cartridges common to sporting, military, and law enforcement in the British Empire.
The Cartridge Families poster visually simplifies the vastness and complexities of hunting cartridges available in the US. The world’s vast array of cartridges can actually be broken down into basic family groupings. Each family group share the same parent case…although the parent case has probably been modified to achieve a new or different result. Cartridges within the family can easily be organized from least to greatest in caliber, velocity, power, and recoil. By knowing the parent case (size and features), it is simple to determine the overall power potential of a given cartridge in addition to where it lies when comparing it with cartridges of other parent cases.
This poster takes six of the most well-known and influential hunting cartridges displayed at 200% scale so its easy to identify the shared case. These 6 cartridges are the 223 Remington, 30-30 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Winchester Magnum and the 378 Weatherby Magnum. We then picked four or five popular cartridges (at 100% scale) and arranged them from least potent to greatest within that cartridge family.
See the Details section for some ideas of when understanding parent case and family groupings might be useful in your shooting pursuits
As long as you know a cartridge's parent case you can easily identify what family a cartridge belongs to and where that cartridge fits in the family (ie necked down with a smaller/lighter bullet or necked up with a larger/heavier bullet).
A usage example might be a hunter that is confident in a 308 Winchester/Short Action Rifle is looking for a larger caliber cartridge with a heavier bullet for increased stopping power on bigger game. If minimizing recoil or sticking with a short action rifle is a priority, (before jumping to a belted magnum) starting with a 308 sized cartridge may be in their best interest.
Another example could be hunting elk but any recoil greater than a 308 Win is unacceptable. A 7mm-08 or 260 Remington are built on the same case as the 308 and have similar powder charges.
Furthermore many shooters are unaware that a 458 and 338 Win Mag share the same case as a 7mm Rem Mag.