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Old December 20, 2001, 03:41 AM   #1
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The Magnum List

Let's see if we can't think of all the rounds that qualify as magnums. What's a magnum? By my reckoning, it's a round that has significantly more power than the standard handgun cartridge (9mm, .40, .45ACP). Pressure levels and case length not withstanding.

In my opinion...


.357 Remington Magnum
.41 Remington Magnum
.44 Remington Magnum
10mm Norma
.45 Colt Magnum +P (Cor-Bon, Buffalo Bore loads)
.50 Action Express
.475 Linebaugh
.500 Linebaugh
.440 Cor-Bon
.400 Cor-Bon (it can do anything 10mm or .357 can do)
.357 Maximum/.360 Dan Wesson
.414 Super Maximum
.445 Super Maximum
.480 Ruger
.45 Super/SMC
.460 Rowland
.45 Winchester Magnum
.44 Automag

And finally...

.22 Magnum. It CAN do more than any other RIMFIRE cartridge...

Did I leave anything out?
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Old December 20, 2001, 04:38 AM   #2
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Sure - just how obscure do you want to get?

Let's start with

.32 H&R mag (bigger than a.32 acp?)
.401 Powermag (bigger than any other .40 cal)

Others?
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Old December 20, 2001, 06:46 AM   #3
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Ok, how about these?:

5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum
.22 Remington Jet
.224 Boze
.256 winchester
7.62 x 19, or .30 Luger
7.62 x 25, or .30 Mauser
.22 Hornet
.25 Hornet
.30 M-1 Carbine
.38 Casull
.38-44 Heavy Duty
.357 Sig
9 x 23 Winchester
9mm Magnum
9mm Gabbet-Fairfax Mars
9mm x 25 Dillon
9mm Mauser Export
.357 x 44 Bain and Davis
.357 AMP (Automag)
.40 super
.414 AMP (Automag)
.454 Casull
.457 Wildey Magnum
.475 Wildey Magnum

And because there's repeating handguns for them:
.223 Remington
7.62 x 39
.30-30 Winchester
.444 Marlin
.45-70 Govt.

Anyone else want to add to the pile?

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Old December 20, 2001, 11:36 AM   #4
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Rimfire

5mm Remington Rimfire Magnum
.22 extra long
.22 ILARCE .22 short Magnum Rimfire
.32 Extra Long rimfire
.38 extra long rimfire
.44 Extra Long rimfire
.46 Extra Long rimfire

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Old December 20, 2001, 12:20 PM   #5
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And the new .17 Rimfire Magnum
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Old December 20, 2001, 12:32 PM   #6
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Old December 20, 2001, 12:37 PM   #7
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.357 Maximum

10mm Magnum
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Old December 20, 2001, 01:05 PM   #8
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Old December 20, 2001, 02:39 PM   #9
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How about:

Piper Heidsic Magnum.
Mumms Magnum.
Or even a Jeraboam??

Seriously do you know how S&W came up with the Magnum designation of the .357 magnum, the first magnum round?

The president at the time (DBWesson's grandson) needed a name for the cartridge that could "shoot through a car".
He thought of the biggest and the best and borrowed then name from a large bottle of champagne, the Magnum, his favorite.
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Old December 20, 2001, 04:02 PM   #10
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Actually, the term Magnum had been in use for YEARS before Smith & Wesson decided to apply it to the .357.

The British had applied the word to sporting rifle cartridges as early as the last decade of the 19th century. Off the top of my head, the .300 and .375 H&H Magnums predated the .357 magnum by at least 20 years.

Magnum was used in the same way that Express was used by other British ammo designers.

What Smith & Wesson did do, though, was trademark the term Magnum in the United States as it applied to handgun rounds.
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Old December 20, 2001, 05:04 PM   #11
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And when sheriff Taylor's kid grew up he became Magnum Opis.
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Old December 20, 2001, 05:31 PM   #12
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Funny you should mention that, Sam.

Today's Washington Post has a large article on Opie himself.
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Old December 20, 2001, 08:16 PM   #13
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Way predating Smith (1935).....500/450 Magnum BPE. Black powder round dating back to about 1880. Later smokeless version was 500/450 Nitro.

Several Magnum designated cartridges goin back nearly and sometimes more than a century.

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