.32 Remington

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.32 Remington
.308 Winchester (left) .32 Remington (middle) .223 Remington (right)
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerRemington Arms
Case typerimless
Bullet diameter0.321 in (8.2 mm)
Neck diameter0.341 in (8.7 mm)
Shoulder diameter0.394 in (10.0 mm)
Base diameter0.418 in (10.6 mm)
Rim diameter0.418 in (10.6 mm)
Case length2.06 in (52 mm)
Overall length2.54 in (65 mm)
Rifling twist1 turn in 14"
Maximum pressure36,000 psi (250 MPa)
Maximum CUP37,000[1] CUP
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
165 gr (11 g) 2,112 ft/s (644 m/s) 1,682 ft⋅lbf (2,280 J)
Test barrel length: 22
Source(s): Whelen, Townsend. The American Rifle. The Century Co: 1918, p. 263.

The .32 Remington (also known as the .32 Remington Auto-Loading or .32 Remington Rimless) is an American rifle cartridge. A rimless, smokeless powder design, this cartridge was once considered to be suitable for game larger than deer and black bear.[2] Similar contemporary cartridges include the rimmed .32 Winchester Special, a cartridge introduced by Winchester and offered as a chambering in Winchester's lever-action rifles.


The .32 Remington cartridge was introduced in 1906 by Remington in the Remington Model 8 rifle. Other rifles chambered for the .32 Remington include the Remington Model 81, Remington Model 14 slide-action, Remington Model 30 bolt action, Stevens Model 425 lever-action, and Standard Arms Company rifles. Due to their similar dimensions, the .25 Remington, .30 Remington, and .32 Remington together were known as the Remington Rimless cartridge series.[3] Firearm manufacturers generally offered all three of these cartridges as chamberings in a rifle model rather than just one of the series.

This cartridge was also chambered in the Remington Model 141. The .35 Remington was also a part of the old Remington rimless lineup, although it is based on a rimless version of the .30-40 Krag. This cartridge is a ballistic twin of the .32 Winchester Special.

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  1. ^ Max chamber pressure - saami specs. Return to the index to LASC. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2023, from http://www.lasc.us/SAAMIMaxPressure.htm
  2. ^ Whelen, Townsend. The American Rifle. The Century Co: 1918, p. 230-232
  3. ^ Stebbins, Henry M. Rifles-A Modern Encyclopedia Stackpole Co.: 1958, p.182