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#5602305 - 02/16/15 12:54 PM When does a caliber become a magnum?
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Is it velocity, ft-lbs or something as simple as just adding a belt? Oop's some magnums don't have a belt.


Edited by HWY_MAN (02/16/15 12:55 PM)
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#5602388 - 02/16/15 01:28 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
dee Offline
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I'd say anything that has more than 50gr powder capacity.
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#5602407 - 02/16/15 01:36 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: dee]
bside Offline
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Originally Posted By: dee
I'd say anything that has more than 50gr powder capacity.


.30-06?

I'd call the differentiation more art than science. "Magnum" basically means "we took a chambering that exists and took it to 11" or "we're Holland and Holland and we like that term"

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#5602431 - 02/16/15 01:52 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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The only real definition I know is when Champagne comes in 1.5 liter bottles.

A 17 HMR doesn't have 50 grains of powder.

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#5602475 - 02/16/15 02:15 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Long actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540 +/-

257 Weatherby, 264 Win Mag, 270 weatherby Mag, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm Weatherby Mag, 7 STW,
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Long actions with a bolt face .Dia of .585 +/-

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#5602477 - 02/16/15 02:16 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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any chambering with at least .532 bolt face..... is a good start. The .284 and has standard BF"... but its a baby magnum
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#5602488 - 02/16/15 02:20 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Its meaningless.
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#5602559 - 02/16/15 02:52 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
gusick Offline
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There are no rules whatsoever to naming cartridges. Half the time, they don't even name it by the right bore diameter.

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#5602572 - 02/16/15 02:56 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: dee]
redchevy Offline
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Originally Posted By: dee
I'd say anything that has more than 50gr powder capacity.


Guess my 270 win just became a magnum.
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#5602587 - 02/16/15 03:00 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Its meaningless.
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#5602611 - 02/16/15 03:08 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Strictly in the name and nothing else. Example is .222 Magnum, short lived commercial round and was made extinct by the .223 Rem.
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#5602620 - 02/16/15 03:11 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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It becomes a magnum when the marketing guy advertising the new product adds it to the name.
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#5602892 - 02/16/15 05:31 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Story goes when they came out with the .450 Marlin they originally were going to name it the .450 short magnum. However, Marketing decided it would stop buyers because they would associate it with African game calibers and super heavy recoil.
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#5602910 - 02/16/15 05:40 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
kmon1 Offline
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Magnum is just a name, some of the most powerful cartridges do not have Magnum in the name while some weak ones by comparison have Magnum. Look at the quarter bore 256 Winchester Magnum and 257 WBY magnum, both are named MAGNUM but one most here would not consider enough for hill country deer.
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#5602987 - 02/16/15 06:17 PM Re: When does a caliber become a magnum? [Re: HWY_MAN]
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.22 wmr. Not very big compared to most magnums. Should have just called it the .22 extra long rifle!

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