The Reference Section

SAAMI Maximum Average pressures (PSI)

(Revison Date  1/31/2007)

Handgun Cartridges

Cartridge PSI
25 Auto 25,000
32 S&W Long 15,000
380 Auto 21,500
9mm Luger 35,000
9mm Luger +P 38,500
38 S&W 14,500
38 Auto 26,500
38 Special 17,000
38 Special +P 18,500
38 Super Auto +P 36,500
357 Sig 40,000
357 magnum 35,000
357 Remington Maximum 40,000
40 Smith & Wesson 35,000
10mm Auto 37,500
41 Remington Magnum 35,000
44 Special 15,500
44 Remington Magnum 36,000
45 Auto 21,000
45 Auto +P 23,000
45 Long Colt 14,000
454 Casull 65,000
480 Ruger 48,000
50 AE 36,000


Rifle Cartridges

Cartridge PSI
22 hornet No Standard
222 Remington 50,000
223 Remington 55,000
22-250 Remington 65,000
220 Swift No Standard
223 WSSM 65,000
243 Winchester 60,000
6mm Remington 65,000
257 Roberts +P 58,000
25-06 Remington 63,000
260 Remington 60,000
6.5 x 55 Swede 45,000
264 Win Mag 64,000
270 WSM 65,000
7 x 30 Waters 45,000
7mm - 08 Rem 61,000
284 Winchester 56,000
7mm Mauser 51,000
7mm WSM 65,000
280 Remington 60,000
7mm Rem Mag 61,000
7mm Wby Mag 65,000
7mm STW 65,000
7mm Rem Ultra Mag 65,000
30 Carbine 40,000
7.62 x 39 45,000
30-30 Winchester 42,000
303 British 49,000
300 Savage 47,000
308 Winchester 62,000
300 Rem Short UM 65,000
300 WSM 65,000
30-06 Springfield 60,000
300 H & H No Standard
300 Win Mag 64,000
300 Wby Mag 65,000
300 Rem Ultra Mag 65,000
8mm Mauser 35,000
8mm Rem Mag 65,000
32 Win Special 42,000
338 Win Mag 65,000
338 Lapua No Standard
375 H & H 62,000
375 Rem Ultra Mag 65,000
416 Rem Mag 65,000
444 Marlin 42,000
45-70 Government 28,000
444 Marlin 42,000
45-70 Government 28,000