You may own or run across a rifle chambered in a common metric caliber. Within the DATA tab of the Hodgdon website, you may find the reload data you are looking for. Look under the heading “Data for Common European Calibers”.

Data for Common European Cartridges

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Rifle Data

Caliber Bullet Weight
(grains)
Powder Type Max. Charge Weight
(grains)
Nom. Velocity
5.6mm x50 Magnum 24″ Barrel 40 H4895 29 3630 fps
45
45
H4895
Varget
28.5
30
3550 fps
3550 fps
50
50
H4895
Varget
28
29.5
3500 fps
3500 fps
55
55
H4895
Varget
27
28.5
3300 fps
3300 fps
60 Varget 27.5 3250 fps
70 Varget 26.5 3100 fps
5.6mm x57RWS 26″ Barrel

CAUTION: If reloading old style thick walled brass, reduce these loads by at least 4 grains to avoid dangerous pressures

50
50
50
Varget
H4350
H4831
37
41
46
3700 fps
3700 fps
3700 fps
55
55
55
Varget
H4350
H4831
36
40
45
3550 fps
3550 fps
3550 fps
60
60
60
Varget
H4350
H4831
35
39
44
3450 fps
3450 fps
3450 fps
69/70
69/70
69/70
Varget
H4350
H4831
34
38
43
3300 fps
3300 fps
3300 fps
6.5mm x52 Mannlicher-Carcano 21″ Barrel 85
85
H4895
Varget
34
37
2600 fps
2600 fps
100
100
100
H4895
Varget
H4350
33
35
40
2450 fps
2450 fps
2450 fps
120-125
120-125
120-125
H4895
Varget
H4350
31
33.5
38
2300 fps
2300 fps
2300 fps
129-130
129-130
129-130
H4895
Varget
H4350
30
32.5
37
2250 fps
2250 fps
2250 fps
139-140
139-140
139-140
H4895
Varget
H4350
29
31.5
36
2150 fps
2150 fps
2150 fps
160
160
160
160
H4895
Varget
H4350
H4831
27
29.5
34
39
2000 fps
2000 fps
2000 fps
2086 fps

*This data was developed in the ballistics laboratory of Australia Defence Industries and is presented with permission.
*All loads listed are maximum loads and should not be exceeded. Reduce by 10% for a starting load watching for signs of excess pressure.

 

Caliber Bullet Weight (Grains) Powder Type Max. Charge Weight (Grains) Nom. Velocity
6.5mm x54 (Mannlicher-Shoenauer) 18″ Barrel 100
100
H4895
Varget
38
40
2800 fps
2800 fps
120
120
120
H4895
Varget
H4350
36.5
36.5
42.5
2700 fps
2700 fps
2700 fps
129-130
129-130
129-130
H4895
Varget
H4350
35.5
37.5
41.5
2500 fps
2500 fps
2500 fps
140
140
140
H4895
Varget
H4350
33.5
35.5
41.5
2350 fps
2350 fps
2350 fps
160
160
160
160
H4895
Varget
H4350
H4831
31.5
33.5
37.5
39
2100 fps
2100 fps
2100 fps
2100 fps
6.5mm x53R (Dutch Mannlicher) 25 1.2″ Barrel 120
120
H4895
Varget
33
35
2500 fps
2500 fps
140
140
H4895
Varget
30
32
2200 fps
2200 fps
155
155
H4895
Varget
32
35
2350 fps
2350 fps
160
160
H4895
Varget
31.5
34.5
2350 fps
2350 fps
6.5mm x54 Mauser 20″ Barrel 120-125
120-125
H4895
Varget
33
35
2500 fps
2500 fps
140
140
H4895
Varget
30
32
2200 fps
2200 fps
6.5mm x68 Schuler 25″ Barrel 85
85
H4350
H4831
65
72
3700 fps
3700 fps
100 H4831 70 3550 fps
120 H4831 67 3300 fps
140 H4831 62 3000 fps
7mm x61 Sharp & Hart 24″ Barrel 120
120
120
H4895
Varget
H4350
54.5
57.5
64
3250 fps
3250 fps
3250 fps
139-140
139-140
139-140
H4895
Varget
H4350
53
56
62.5
3100 fps
3100 fps
3100 fps
150
150
150
150
H4895
Varget
H4350
H4831
52
55
61.5
63
3000 fps
3000 fps
3000 fps
3000 fps
160-162
160-162
160-162
160-162
H4895
Varget
H4350
H4831
51
54
60.5
62
2800 fps
2800 fps
2800 fps
2800 fps
175
175
175
Varget
H4350
H4831
52
59
60.5
2700 fps
2700 fos
2700 fps

*This data was developed in the ballistics laboratory of Australia Defence Industries and is presented with permission.
*All loads listed are maximum loads and should not be exceeded. Reduce by 10% for a starting load watching for signs of excess pressure.

 

Caliber Bullet Weight (Grains) Powder Type Max. Charge Weight (Grains) Nom. Velocity
7.35mm Carcano (1938) 21″ Barrel 128
128
128
H4198
H4895
Varget
33
37
41
2500 fps
2500 fps
2500 fps
150
150
H4895
Varget
35
39
2450 fps
2450 fps
310 Cadet (Martini Action) 22″ Barrel Lead 110 H4227 11 1500 fps
120
Jacketed
H4227 9 1270 fps
8mm x68 Schuler 26″ Barrel 125
125
H4350
H4831
73
77
3300 fps
3300 fps
150
150
H4359
H4831
70
75
3100 fps
3100 fps
170
170
H4350
H4831
68
72
2950 fps
2950 fps
220
220
H4350
H4831
62
65.5
2650 fps
2650 fps
9mm x57 Mauser 24″ Barrel 250
250
H4895
Varget
41.5
45
2250 fps
2250 fps
280
280
H4895
Varget
45
49
2100 fps
2100 fps
9.3mm x64 Brennecke 26″ Barrel 231-234
231-234
Varget
H4350
68
73
2700 fps
2700 fps
258
258
Varget
H4350
66.5
70.5
2500 fps
2500 fps
285-286
285-286
Varget
H4350
63
67.5
2300 fps
2300 fps
293
293
293
Varget
H4350
H4831
62
67
61
2250 fps
2250 fps
2250 fps
577/450 Martini Henry 24″ Barrel Lead 400 H4198 37 1300 fps
500 Jeffrey 45″ Barrel 535 H4895 96 2300 fps

*This data was developed in the ballistics laboratory of Australia Defence Industries and is presented with permission.
*All loads listed are maximum loads and should not be exceeded. Reduce by 10% for a starting load watching for signs of excess pressure.

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