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SAAMI Pressures

Data from the current SAAM specs (2004)
Please note that some are in psi and some cup

 

SAAMI Rifle Pressure Specifications (Maximum Average pressure)
All Piezo measurements unless specified)

Cartridge Pressure (Max Avg) Cartridge Pressure (Max Avg)
5 mm RFM 37,000

.30-30 Winchester   

42,000

.17 Rem 52,000 cup

.30-06 Springfield   

60,000

.22RF  Short 

21,000

.30-30 Winchester   (Saboted)

38,000

.22RF Long & LR 24,000

.300 Savage   

47,000

.22WRF 19,000

.300 Weatherby Magnum   

65,000

.22WRM   

24,000

.300 H&H Mag 54,000 cup

.22 Hornet   

43,000 cup   

.300 Win Mag   

64,000

.218 Bee 40,000 cup

.303 British   

49,000

.22-250 Remington   

65,000   

.307 Win 52,000 cup
220 Swift 54,000cup

.308 Winchester   

62,000

.222 Remington   

50,000

.308 Winchester (Saboted)

52,000

.222 Rem Mag 50,000 cup

.32 Win Special   

42,000

.223 Remington   

55,000   

.32 Rem 37,000 cup

.243 Winchester   

60,000   

.32-20 16,000 cup

.25-06 Remington   

63,000   

.32-40 30,000 cup
.250 Savage 45,000 cup

8mm Mauser   

35,000

.256 Win 43,000 cup

8mm Rem Magnum   

65,000

.257 Roberts   

54,000   

.338 Win Mag   

64,000

.257 Roberts  +P  58,000 .348 Win 40,000 cup

.264 Win Mag   

64,000   

.35 Remington   

33,500

.270 Winchester   

65,000   

.351 Win SL 45,000 cup

.280 Remington   

60,000   

.35 Whelan 52,000 cup

.284 Winchester   

56,000   

.350 Rem Mag 56,200 cup

6mm Remington   

65,000   

.356 Win 52,000 cup
6 mm BR-REM 52,000 cup .358 Win 52,000 cup

6.5x55   

46,000 cup 

.375 H&H   

62,000

6.5 Rem Mag 56,200 cup .375 Win 52,000 cup

7mm BR   Rem

52,000 cup   

.38-40 Win 14,000 cup

7mm Mauser   

51,000   

.38-55 Win 30,000 cup

7mm Rem Mag 

61,000   

.416 Rem Mag   

65,000

7mm Weatherby Mag   

65,000   

.444 Marlin   

44,000 cup

7mm-08   

61,000   

.45-70 Government   

28,000

7-30 Waters    45,000

.458 Win Mag 

53,000 cup

7.62x39   

45,000

.470 NE 35,000 cup

.30 Carbine   

40,000  .

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.30-40 Krag 40,000 cup  .  .  .

 

SAAMI Pistol Pressure Specifications (Maximum Average pressure)
All Piezo measurements unless specified)

Cartridge Pressure (Max Avg) Cartridge Pressure (Max Avg)
.221 Rem Fireball 52,000 cup .38 Colt 12,000 cup
.22 Jet 40,000 cup .357 Magnum 35,000
.25 ACP 25,000 cup  .357 Maximum 40,000
.30 Luger 28,000 cup .40 S&W 35,000
.32 ACP 20,500 10 mm 37,500
.32 S&W Long 15,000 .41 AE 35,000
.32  H&R Mag 21,000 cup .41 Magnum 36,000
.380 ACP 21,500 .44 Special 15,500
9 mm Luger 35,000 .44-40 13,000 cup
9.mm Luger +P 38,500 .44 Magnum 36,000
9 mm Win Mag 45,000 cup .45 Auto Rim 15,000 cup
.38 Auto 26,500 .45 ACP 21,000
.38 S&W 14,500 .45 ACP +P 23,000
.38 Special 17,000 .45 Colt 14,000
.38 Special +P 18,500 .45 Colt (Ruger) 25,000 cup
.38-40 14,000 cup .45 Win Mag 40,000 cup
.38 Super +P 36,500 .454 Casull 50,000 cup
.38 S&W 13,000 cup .50 AE 35,000

 

SAAMI Shotgun Pressure Specifications (Maximum Average Pressure in PSI)
All Piezo measurements unless specified)

Cartridge Maximum Average pressure
10 gauge 11,000 (all)
12 gauge 11,5000 (all but 3 1/2" mag)
12 gauge 3 1/2" mag 14,000
16 gauge 11,500 (all)
20 Gauge 12,000 (all)
28 gauge 12,500 (all)
.410 Bore 2 1/2" 12,500
.410 Bore 3" 13,500
 

source: http://home.sprynet.com/~frfrog2/miscellk.htm  

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