Sniping Ammunition, Calibers, and Cartridges

Below is a list of different cartridges used by both military and law enforcement snipers around the world. This is not a complete list but rather a list of those cartridges that are the most commonly used. We continue to update the data as often as is feasible. By clicking into the individual pages you will find some ballistic charts, history and other information pertaining to that cartridge as well as recommendations. We also have some extensive evaluations and comparisons that we have completed and which info you may find valuable.

Military Cartridge
Civilian NameLast Update
5.56x45mm NATO.223 Remington7/18/2009
6.16x51mm.243 Winchester7/23/2009
6.5 Creedmoor6.5 Creedmoor12/01/2017
260 Remington260 Remington8/11/2009
6.5x55mm6.5x55mm Swedish8/31/2009
6.5x284mm6.5×284 Norma10/09/2009
7mm Remington Magnum7mm Remington Magnum11/02/2009
7.7x56mm Rimmed.303 British12/28/2009
7.62x51mm NATO.308 Winchester5/18/2011
7.62x54mm Rimmed7.62R03/16/2012
7.62x63mm.30-06 Springfield03/19/2012
7.62x66mm.300 Winchester Magnum05/01/2012
8.60x70mm.338 Lapua Magnum06/01/2012
12.7x99mm.50 BMG (Browning Machine Gun)07/11/2012