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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 mm, others are in calibers, which are measured in inches.

Pistol cartridges

Name Bullet Length Rim Base Shoulder Neck OAL
.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 cartridges

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)
12.3×22mm 12.3 - - - - - -
12.3×35mm 12.3 - - - - - -
12.3×50mm 12.3 - - - - - -
12.5×40mm 12.5 - - - - - -
.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 cartridges

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 (.500) 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) - - - - - - - Boxer
.50 BMG (12.7 x 99 mm 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
12.7x108mm 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) -

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

See also

References

  1. Barnes, Frank C. (2006) [1965]. Skinner, Stan. ed. Cartridges of the World (11th Edition ed.). Iola, WI, USA: Gun Digest Books. p. 313. ISBN 0-89689-297-2. 
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