Remington proposed calibers, alternative names and other data

Here is a compilation of Remington proposed calibers, alternate names, tests and other interesting information mentioned in test reports and minutes along the years:

  • 6 mm Bench Rest: “New cartridge development”. April, 1977.

  • 6 mm Remington: “To be announced about March 1, 1963”. April, 1962.

  • 6 mm Remington EtronX: “Should be slated for initial production”. May, 1995.

  • 6 mm Remington Magnum: Early name used to designate the 6 mm Remington. A short run of trial and pilot rifles was stamped “6mm REM. MAG.”. September, 1962.

  • 6 x 47: New caliber recomendation. June, 1974.

  • 7 mm Remington Ultra Short Action or Rem USA: Proposed abbreviature for the 7 mm Remington Short Action Ultra Mag to avoid royalty issues with Jamison. 2009.

  • 7 mm TCU: Proposed caliber for XP-100 pistol. October, 1982.

  • 7 mm-06: “Marketing’s request”, “280 Rem. loaded to higher pressure and faster muzzle vel.”. January, 1976.

  • 7 mm/08 Remington: Proposed new caliber offering. June, 1977.

  • 7 mm-264 Win. Mag,: Experimented during 7 mm Rem. Mag. development. 1961.

  • 8 mm Remington Magnum: prototype rifles and cartridge development. September, 1976.

  • .219 Donaldson Wasp: Proposed caliber. September, 1945.

  • .22 High Velocity (McCormick): Proposed caliber. September, 1945.

  • .22 Bench Rest: “Implement the super accurate bench rest cartridges”. May, 1977.

  • .220 Remington: Proposed new cartridge. August, 1944.

  • .222 Remington Magnum: Recommended for introduction. December, 1957.

  • .224 Remington: Proposed new cartridge. August, 1944.

  • .224 Bench Rest: New cartridge development. April, 1977.

  • .224 Remington AR: Planned introduction for 2010. Late 2008.

  • .25 Bench Rest Remington: Proposed caliber based on the 7 mm BR Remington. December, 1981.

  • .250 Remington AR: Planned introduction for 2010. Late 2008.

  • .258 Remington: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • .275 Remington: Proposed name for improved version of the .270 Winchester. May, 1950.

  • .276 Remington: Proposed new cartridge. August, 1944.

  • .277 Remington: Proposed name for improved version of the .270 Winchester. January, 1956.

  • .280 Remington: Proposed new cartridge. August, 1944.

  • .280 Remington Magnum: Proposed name for the 7 mm Remington Magnum. 1961.

  • .284 Remington Magnum: Proposed new cartridge. August, 1944.

  • .284 Remington Magnum: Proposed name for the 7 mm Remington Magnum. 1961.

  • .30 cal. on 7 mm Remington Magnum case: “Development presently under way”. April, 1962.

  • .30-06: Harpoon gun using a blank cartridge with paper bullet. 1956.

  • .300 Remington Magnum: Proposed new Magnum caliber. 1961.

  • .300 Winchester Magnum: High velocity limited range rifle development, 52 gr and 62 gr bullets. July, 1985.

  • .308 Remington Magnum: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • .333 OKH: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • .350 Remington: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • .350 Remington Magnum: Proposed new Magnum caliber. 1961.

  • .357 Remington Maximum: Tests made from standard .357 Magnum components. September, 1980.

  • .359 Remington Magnum: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • .38 Special: Plastic case experimentation. July, 1985.

  • .400 Remington Magnum: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • .450 Remington Magnum: Proposed new cartridge. September, 1945.

  • 12 Gauge EtronX: 209 electric primer development. May, 1995.

Any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Fede

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Fantastic Fede. Many thanks!

Great list. Thank you very much.