Re: Cartridge Chamberings?
The above link does not, to my mind, answer the question. It's more of a "name interchangeability chart". For example - 380 = 9mm Browning Short = 9mm Corto = 9mm Kurz = 9x17mm = 380 ACP. All different names for the same cartridge.
What was asked, if I read it correctly, was "what can you safely shoot in there, that the gun was not chambered for?"
22 Short in a 22 Long. Both of them in 22 Long Rifle.
32 S&W in a 32 S&W Long. Both of them in 32 H&R. All three in 327 Federal.
32 ACP in a 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R or 327 Federal. It should NOT be fired in a 32 S&W. It is too long and too powerful. In both of my 32 S&Ws it will not chamber, but it might in some of the cheaper guns. If it will chamber, and you fire it, you can severely damage your gun.
32 Colt in a 32 Long Colt.
32 Colt New Police is another name for 32 S&W Long, and the ammo is interchangeable. It is NOT the same as 32 Colt or 32 Long Colt.
38 Colt in 38 Long Colt. Both in 38 Special. All three in 357 Magnum. All four in 357 Maximum. All five in 357 Supermag.
38 Colt New Police is another name for 38 S&W. They are interchangeable, but neither will work in a 38 Special gun. It is not the same as 38 Colt.
41 Colt in a 41 Long Colt.
44 Russian in 44 Special. Both in 44 Magnum. All three in 454 Supermag (only chambered in Dan Wesson guns, if I remember right).
45 Colt in a 454 Casull. Both in a 460 S&W.
480 Ruger in a 475 Linebaugh.
45/70 in a 45/90. Both in a 45/110.
I'm sure there are others, but these are the ones I could think of.
Notice that I listed them all in an order. Short to long. You can go up, but you can't go down. You can shoot 44 Russian in a 454 Supermag, but you cannot shoot 454 Supermag in a 44 Russian.
Last edited by Alpo; 03-27-2009 at 10:15 AM..