Dream Caliber(s)?


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Dionysusigma
May 8, 2006, 07:44 PM
The obsolete caliber thread in General Discussions got me thinking. A lot of calibers mentioned were not necessarily obsolete because of something better coming along, but rather because they weren't as popular as everyone hoped they would be.

My question is this: If you could have only 10 different calibers, what would they be? Availability is a moot point here; I've always wanted an AK chambered in a non-corrosive 7.62x45, the old Czech round. A bolt-action .408 CheyTac. A PPsh in .22 WMR. A No.4 Mk.1 in .30 Krag. A GyroJet multi-barreled cannon. :D A 1911 chambered in .45ACP necked down to .30. An LRN .308. A Spitzer FMJ 9x21mm +P+.

Any caliber. Any purpose. It doesn't have to even exist already. What would you like to have back, and what do you wish already existed?

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dev_null
May 8, 2006, 07:54 PM
.50 AE
.45 ACP
.45 Colt
10 mm
.380
.22 LR
.30-30
.30-40
.308
12-ga


And, because I can't make do with only 10:


.223
.303
.45-70

Dionysusigma
May 8, 2006, 08:05 PM
Meh. 10's an arbitrary number. :p

Quintin Likely
May 8, 2006, 08:23 PM
.223
.243
.260
.308
6.5x284
An AR15 in .22 PPC, with super cheap quality brass, and a lot of it.

I think I'd be alright with just those.

Brian Williams
May 8, 2006, 08:35 PM
Dream
nice 22lr
22 Khornet
221 fireball
6.5 grendel
308
357
45/70
38/55
45 Colt
45 acp

db_tanker
May 9, 2006, 08:12 AM
40-82 WCF
50-110 WCF Express
45-90 WCF
50-70 Govt
38-55
405 WCF
32-40 WCF


I guess there is a pattern forming here. :)


D

gp911
May 9, 2006, 09:03 PM
Ackshully, I'm of the "ten is plenty" camp...

.22LR (probably a Woodchuck with a Barracuda stock)
.22-250 (bolt gun)
5.45X39 (AK)
5.56X45 (AR)
6.5 Grendel (AR)
7.62X54R (Mosins, of course)
.30-06 (I want a Garand)
.45-70 Gov't (I also want a Guide Gun)
.50 Beowulf (AR)
.50 BMG (Barrett)


Add in shotguns and I'd have an NEF with all the barrels...


gp911

Schleprok62
May 9, 2006, 10:12 PM
.22LR
.223 Rem
25-06 Rem
.243 Win
6mm Rem
7mm-08 Rem
.280 Rem
30-30 Win
7mm Rem Mag
300 Win Mag

Those Rem 7mm's are wild... :neener:

Honorable mention:
300 RUM
338 Win Mag

rbernie
May 9, 2006, 10:57 PM
22LR
22WMR
224-08
25-284
7mm Benchrest Remington
7mm08
beltless 7mm STW
beltless 338 WinMag
45ACP
12GA

MachIVshooter
May 9, 2006, 11:15 PM
.223
.25-06
.30-06
.375 Ultra
.45-70
.50 BMG

9x19
10mm
.45 ACP
.50AE

gp911
May 10, 2006, 12:55 AM
Awww shoot, you mean handguns are included?!

Cut the Grendel and add the .357 Magnum then.


gp911

rangerruck
May 10, 2006, 05:05 AM
22 hornet necked up to 6mm, for both rifle and handgun use, a real do it all kinda round.

tobin2u
June 15, 2007, 02:49 PM
7mm STW
44 Mag
40 S&W

NORTEXED
June 15, 2007, 03:07 PM
My little brother had a Winchester Mod 88 in .284 Winchester years ago. I let that one get away from me, and have regretted it ever since. That was the sweetest shooting little gun and the best performing little round you've ever seen. Do you really need the shorty 7mm STW with a 140 gr. at 3450 when the 284 Winchester will put them out at 3100 with much less felt recoil, and barrels that seem to last forever.

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