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Ballistic Comparison Tool
Compare external performance of up to 8 cartridges or loads...

 

Where possible, this program calculates an average employed bullet weight, muzzle velocity and energy for the specified cartridges, using all available load data (data points). You may also choose specific loads to compare against. Results are displayed for comparison purposes in summary and graph form. [More Info]


Ballistic Comparison Summary Results
 #  Name  Muzzle 
 Velocity 
 (Avg. f.p.s.) 
 Muzzle 
 Energy 
 (Avg. ft-lbs.) 
 Bullet 
 Weight 
 (Avg. gr.) 
 Data 
 Points 
 Case 
 Capacity 
 (Avg. grs. H2O) 
 1.   .223 Remington (5.56mm NATO)  3110 1165 56 1087 30.6
 2.   7.62x39mm Russian (M1943)  2450 1496 119 140 35.5
 3.   .308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO)  2703 2446 156 1230 55.8
 4.   .30-06 Springfield  2759 2498 155 604 67.1
 5.   .300 Winchester Magnum  2973 3399 177 286 86.4
 6.   .338 Lapua Magnum  3037 4536 226 185 111.8
 7.   .460 Weatherby Magnum  2633 6695 443 34 128.5
 8.   .50 Browning Machine Gun  2799 11897 684 85 289.4

Average Muzzle Velocity Comparison
       3110  
  2450  
  2703  
  2759  
  2973  
  3037  
  2633  
  2799  
   223 Rem   
   7.62x39   
   308 Win   
   .30-06   
   .300 Mag   
   .338 Lapua   
   460 Wby   
   .50 BMG   

Average Muzzle Energy Comparison
       1165  
  1496  
  2446  
  2498  
  3399  
  4536  
  6695  
  11897  
   223 Rem   
   7.62x39   
   308 Win   
   .30-06   
   .300 Mag   
   .338 Lapua   
   460 Wby   
   .50 BMG   

Average Employed Bullet Weight Comparison
       56  
  119  
  156  
  155  
  177  
  226  
  443  
  684  
   223 Rem   
   7.62x39   
   308 Win   
   .30-06   
   .300 Mag   
   .338 Lapua   
   460 Wby   
   .50 BMG   

Case Capacity Comparison
       30.6  
  35.5  
  55.8  
  67.1  
  86.4  
  111.8  
  128.5  
  289.4  
   223 Rem   
   7.62x39   
   308 Win   
   .30-06   
   .300 Mag   
   .338 Lapua   
   460 Wby   
   .50 BMG   


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.223 Remington (5.56mm NATO)     
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.308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO)     
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.30-06 Springfield     
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.300 Winchester Magnum     
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6:  
.338 Lapua Magnum     
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7:  
.460 Weatherby Magnum     
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.50 Browning Machine Gun     
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