Is there a minimum specified cartridge overall length?

The absolute minimum cartridge overall length of course depends on the cartridge and the particular bullet being used as ogive location is a large determining factor. If the ogive of the bullet is in the case neck, the cartridge is officially too short to be safely fired.


For official maximum and minimum cartridge overall length (COAL), please click on the following link for official SAAMI Cartridge and Chamber Drawings where you can choose from Rimfire, Pistol & Revolver, Rifle and Shotshell: We have found that opening this link using Internet Explorer is the preferred search engine that communicates best with SAAMI’s website. 

Last update:
2014-10-08 17:40
John Bullet
Average rating:0 (0 Votes)

You cannot comment on this entry

Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.

Records in this category


Sticky FAQs