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J-TIPTON
February 3, 2012, 11:25 PM
:eek:_What's your 10 favorite cartridges just cause..no reasoning , costs, or actually owning it..if I could put 10 new guns in the safe that I just had to have what would they be? ?????? Ok mine 6.5 grendle 260 rem 280 rem 35 whellen 257 wetherby 50 bmg 338 lapua 220 swift
6.5 creedmore 6.5 x55......

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Abel
February 3, 2012, 11:34 PM
22LR, 22 Hornet, 223, 25o-3ooo Sav., 25-06, 30-30, 32 Winchester Special, 35 Rem, 30-06, 45-70.

J-TIPTON
February 3, 2012, 11:38 PM
35 rem ..... I think we share some common ground abel

LoonWulf
February 4, 2012, 12:06 AM
.223/5.56, 6x47IMP (6mm-.204ruger), 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm remington magnum, .30-06, .308 Norma, .338 winchester, .350Rem Mag, 9.3x62, .45-70

tdf88
February 4, 2012, 12:12 AM
25-06 rem, 6.5x55, 338 win mag, 338 lapua, 8mm mauser, 375 h&h, 204 ruger, 45/70, 264 win mag, and 44-40

FlyinBryan
February 4, 2012, 12:28 AM
1. 30-06
2. .223/5.56
3. .243 win
4. .22long rifle
5. 7.62x54r
6. 30 carbine
7. 30 u.s. army/30-40 krag
8. 300 blackout
9. 6.5x284 norma
10. 30mm gau-8/a depleted uranium

2ndtimer
February 4, 2012, 12:34 AM
22 lr, 17HMR, .223, 22-250 AI, 243 Win, .257 Roberts AI, 6.5x55, .270WSM, 338 Fed, .375 H&H.
Hey, I am 60% of the way there!

WTBguns10kOK
February 4, 2012, 12:39 AM
.22
20 gauge
.243
.30-06
.30-30
6.5 Swede
.300 Savage
.35 Remington
.22-250
7 mag

baylorattorney
February 4, 2012, 12:41 AM
.222rem
.223
.243
.270 win
.308
3030 win
30.06
.357 mag
41 mag
.50 cal

infmp32
February 4, 2012, 12:48 AM
.22LR, .223, .243, .257WBY, .280, 7mm Mauser, 7.62x54r, .303 British, .30-06, .300 WSM.

Kachok
February 4, 2012, 12:51 AM
22LR, 22-250, 25-06, 6.5x55, 7x57, 308, 270 WSM, 300 WSM, 45-70, 338 Lapua. That would be a very well ballenced battery that would have you coverd from rabbit at 10 feet to elephant at 500 yd. Gatta have a big bore lever gun for the brush, an up close and a far off varmint gun, an all around 308 semi auto rifle, a 25-06 because pronghorn won't let you get close, a 7x57 and a 6.5x55 because they are both so darn versitle in the feild and SOOO much fun to shoot, a 270 wsm for when you need hella trajectory and a 300 for when you need hella power in a compact package, and no battery of guns is complete without a massivly overpowerd 338 cal that will quickly drop anything on the planet.

nathan
February 4, 2012, 12:55 AM
.30 06
.308
7.5 Swiss
7.62 x 54R
.25 06

7.62 x 39
.22 LR
.45 ACP
12 G
9mm Mak

FlyinBryan
February 4, 2012, 12:58 AM
.30 06
.308
7.5 Swiss
7.62 x 54R
.25 06

7.62 x 39
.22 LR
.45 ACP
12 G
9mm Mak

in error i just listed rifle cartridges (rifle forum hypnosis)

i would have also listed 45acp and 12g

csa77
February 4, 2012, 01:00 AM
22lr
223
22-250
243
7mm mag
30-06
303
8mm mag
45-70
577-450

nathan
February 4, 2012, 01:01 AM
I would add 8 mm mauser , 303 Brit and 5.45 x 39 .

MachIVshooter
February 4, 2012, 01:34 AM
.17 Rem (predators)
.220 Swift (Varmints to 700 yards)
6mm-06AI (Varmints and target to 1,000 yards or more)
.25-06 Rem (Medium Game)
.308 Win. (Defense)
8mm Rem Mag (big game)
.350 Rem Mag (pigs)
.375 Ultra (dangerous game)
.45-70 (big game in heavy brush)
.50 BMG (fun)

I have all but the 6mm-06, which I plan to build in the form of a 28" heavy barrel on a Rem. 700 Action.

I own many others, but if I could only keep 10 centerfire rifle cartridges, these would be them.

BlackSky
February 4, 2012, 02:06 AM
.22 WMR
.32 S&W Long
.44 Special
.45 ACP
.243 Winchester
.25-06 Remington
.30-06 Springfield
.35 Whelen
.45-70 Government
16 Gauge

Inebriated
February 4, 2012, 03:08 AM
In no particular order, my favorites would be...
7.62x39
7.62x63
7.62x51
.243 Winchester
.22LR
.45 ACP
12 gauge
50 BMG
10mm
.44 Magnum
.45-70

maskedman504
February 4, 2012, 04:19 AM
This thread is seriously lacking .357 magnum. :scrutiny:

Float Pilot
February 4, 2012, 05:26 AM
For rifle

22lr
223 aka 5.56mm
243 Win
6.5 x57mm Mauser
7x57mm Mauser
30-30 win
308 win aka 7.62mm NATO
30-06
375 H&H
416 Rigby
45-70 Govt

Pete D.
February 4, 2012, 06:50 AM
Ten favorite rifle cartridges...in no particular order:
.22LR
.223 Rem
.30-06 Springfield
.375 H&H
.416 Rigby
.30-30 Win
.45-70 Gov't
.577-450
.30 Carbine
.357 Magnum for rifle

Pete

Sav .250
February 4, 2012, 06:58 AM
250-3000
Win 348
Win 270
25-06
30-06
Win 30-30
22 cal
243
300 Win Mag
7 M/M Mag

hogshead
February 4, 2012, 06:59 AM
1. 22lr
2. 22 mag
3. 243
4. 308
5. 35 Rem
6. 444
7. 40S@W
8. 44 mag
9. 45lc
10. 12 guage I have my list filled, and a few extra just in case.

Michael R.
February 4, 2012, 07:11 AM
1. 22 lr
2. 22 hornet
3. 223
4. 22-250
5. 243
6. 270 weatherby magnum
7. 30-06
8. 300 weatherby magnum
9. 30-30 winchester
10. That's all of the cartridges that I shoot, so my list is done.

x_wrench
February 4, 2012, 07:53 AM
22lr
223/5.56
243 win
30-30
300 win mag
375 H&H
45/70
45acp
357 magnum
20 gauge

303tom
February 4, 2012, 08:29 AM
.17 Remington
.218 Bee
.22 Spitfire
.221 Remington Fireball
.250-3000 Savage
.280 British
.303 Savage
.338 Lapua Magnum
.351 Winchester Self-Loading
.43 Mauser
I could think of more, but I ran down the list & there is 10 I would like to have.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
February 4, 2012, 08:36 AM
7.62x51mm NATO
5.56x45mm NATO
7.62x39mm
5.45x39mm
.338 Lapua Mag.
6.5x55 Swede
6.5x54R (6x54R not sure which is correct, I'm tired)
.50 BMG
.408 Cheytac
.416 Barrett

Robtattoo
February 4, 2012, 09:22 AM
.22 short
.22 LR
.22 Mag
.204 Ruger
.243 Win
.32 WCF
.30-30
.303 British
.375 H&H
.458 Lott
.500 Nitro

awayne
February 4, 2012, 11:19 AM
22 lr*
204 ruger*
22-250
243*
25-06
7mm-08*
30-06
375 h&h
44-40 win*
45auto

*= i have those. the rest, i desperately need.

Ship_engineer
February 4, 2012, 01:44 PM
1. .30-06
2. .22LR
3. .223/5.56
4. .270winchester
5. .30-30
6. .30carbine
7. 7.62X54R
8. ..308
9. 7.62x39
10. .50bmg

Gunnerboy
February 4, 2012, 02:06 PM
1. 22lr
2. 6.5x55
3. 30-06
4. 7x57
5. 7.62x54r
6. 5.45x39
7. 7.92x33
8. 7.7x58r
9. 14.5x114
10. 6.5x54

Col
February 4, 2012, 02:27 PM
.22
.223
.308

does what I need

J-TIPTON
February 4, 2012, 03:57 PM
:neener::neener:.22
.223
.308

does what I need
Col seriously....!!!!!!!!!! 7 more cartridges ..you couldn't think of 7 more their are thousands to chose from you only want three???????what? ? Do you sew. Or maybes crochet...

J-TIPTON
February 4, 2012, 07:36 PM
I noticed most like 6.5 7.62 s and 338 lapua great choices

Gordon
February 4, 2012, 07:47 PM
.22 rim fire
.223
22.250
.243 Winchester
.270 Winchester and the .270 WSM
.308
30-06 !
.35 Remington !
.375 H&H !
45-70


Narrow it by half and we have
.22Rimfire
.223
.308
30-06
.375H&H
Narrow it to three
.22 rimfire
.223
.308

narrow it to two
.223
.308
Narrow it to one

30-06 !!!!!!!

Geno
February 4, 2012, 07:58 PM
Col, I agree. The .22LR, .223 and .308 will do everything I need. That agreed to, my ten are:

1) .22LR (You all saw that coming, didn't you?!)
2) .223 Rem
3) .25-06 Rem
4) .260 Rem
5) .270 Win
6) .308 Win
7) .30-06 Sprg
8) .300 Win Mag
9) .338 Win Mag
10) .375 H&H Mag

Those ten listed, there are dozens of others I would list that are equally fine cartridges.

Geno

J-TIPTON
February 4, 2012, 08:26 PM
:DConservative but I still like that list im just guessing but I bet 8 of those own you ..I mean you own right...

tactikel
February 4, 2012, 08:38 PM
Since we're in the rifle forum I'll leave off .357 and .45 acp.:)

.22 lr
.204 ruger
.223
.22-250
.243AI
.260
7 mm mag
.30-06
.338mag
.45-70

pwrstrkd
February 4, 2012, 09:04 PM
223/5.56
22 long rifle
17 hmr
30/30 win
30/06 spfld
308 win
300 win mag
338 win mag
375 h&h
22-250 rem

cthulhufan
February 4, 2012, 09:11 PM
50 BMG
375 H&H
30-30
30-06
22LR
17HMR
45 Auto
40 Smith
357 Mag
44 Mag

adelbridge
February 4, 2012, 09:11 PM
7mm rem mag
30-06
.270
.308
.243
.300 win mag
.50 (powerbelts)
.45-70
.30 carbine
.223

P.B.Walsh
February 4, 2012, 09:54 PM
1. .308
2. .223/5.56x45mm NATO
3. .22lr
4. .357 Mag
5. .50 BMG
6. 30-06
7. 12ga.
8. 30-30
9. .45 ACP
10. 9mm Parabellum

KW84
February 4, 2012, 10:12 PM
The calibers and the gun to go with...

.22 LR - Marlin 60 / Ruger 10/22
.38 Special - S&W 36
9mm - Ruger P95
.45 ACP - Ruger SR1911
.308 Win - Ruger Mini 14
.30-06 - Garand
7.62x39 - SKS/AK
7.62x54r - Mosin-Nagant
.223 - AR variant
12 ga. - Remington 870

OldMac
February 4, 2012, 10:21 PM
1. 22LR
2. .223
3. 30-30
4. 30-06
5. 7.62x39
6. 7.5x55
7. 7.62X54R
8. 8mm mauser
9. 45-70
10. 50BMG

mes227
February 4, 2012, 10:26 PM
.22Mag, 22-250, 5.56mm, 25-06, .257 Bob, 6.5Gr, 7mm Rem Mag, 30-06 Springfield, .338 Win Mag, .45 Colt

lovethosesooners
February 4, 2012, 10:34 PM
.270
25-06
.243
.22
22-250
.223
.17 HMR
30-06
12 gg
.308
(In that order)

tundraotto
February 4, 2012, 10:42 PM
22lr
223/556
270win
308
300winmag
338lapua
50bmg
9mm
40s&w
45acp

wankerjake
February 4, 2012, 10:59 PM
if I could put 10 new guns in the safe that I just had to have what would they be?
The ones I have are in bold:

22lr- gotta have one.
22 Hornet- fun little round.
243- love it.
30-30- Classic.
45-70- Classic. Now that I have one, wouldn't do without it.
375 H&H - Classy, I want one.
7mm STW- Since I handload, may as well over the 7mag. Great diameter, and I don't own one. I'll have a .284 shooter eventually.
257 Roy- What a screamer. The quarter bore is a sweet deer caliber (I imagine).
30-06- It gets the job done. Pretty classic.
270/WSM- The .277" bullet has earned a spot I think. I prefer the WSM , may as well have the speed. Although the standard 270 will do what you need it to. Much like the 30-06, 300 Mag relationship.

I'm sure I've left something important out. And my list will change as time goes on:p

lefteyedom
February 4, 2012, 11:03 PM
This list seem to change for me every 10 years or so...
This my current line up, {wanting only a 300 Weatherby in a Ruger #1}. There is alot of overlap in the middle but, it working for me now.

1. 22lr
2. 223
3. 25.06
4. 7-08
5. 308/7.62mm
6 300 Weatherby (next gun, in a Ruger 1#)
7 338 win mag
8. 12 gauge
9. 380 ACP
10 45 acp

J-TIPTON
February 4, 2012, 11:11 PM
I bet if I started a best 50 list we would be neck to neck with most cartridges either little sisters or big brothers of just about every caliber

Moose1995
February 4, 2012, 11:34 PM
1. .22LR
2. .22 WM
3. .223 remington
4. .22-250 remington
5. 6.5 Creedmore
6. .308 winchester
7. .338 Lapua Magnum
8. .357 magnum
9. .416 Rigby
10. .50 BMG

GuysModel94
February 4, 2012, 11:38 PM
.45 GAP
.357 Mag.
9mm
40S&W
.22LR
5.56
7mm-08
30-06
257 WBY Mag.
.338 Lapua Mag.

NYH1
February 5, 2012, 12:43 AM
1- 280 Remington (700 Classic, my long range big game rifle)
2- 223 Remington (700 BDL, my all round varmint target rifle)
3- 30-06 Spr. (7600 carbine, my all round big game riflr/carbine)
4- 35 Remington (my thick brush, deep thick woods, still hunting and deer drives)
5- 30-30 Winchester (my sons (10yo) new rifle Marlin 336Y 12", 16.25" barrel).
6- 308 Winchester
7- 25-06 Remington
8- 45-70 Gov.
9- 243 Winchester
10- 35 Whelen

The bottom 5 are rifles that I plan to buy down the road.

NYH1!

M91/30
February 5, 2012, 01:48 AM
No order

1. .22lr
2. 7.62x54R
3. 30-06
4. 7.62x25
5. 10mm
6. 12ga
7. .223
8. .308
9. .300wsm
10. .375win

Arkansas Paul
February 5, 2012, 03:39 AM
1) .45 Colt
2) .357 mag
3) .41 mag
4) 10mm
5) .480 Ruger
6) .280 AI
7) 7mm STW
8) .308 Norma Mag
9) .257 Weatherby Mag
10) 6.5x55

StrawHat
February 5, 2012, 06:01 AM
I see a lot of overlapping cartridges in the lists. To me, the 6.5x55, 243, 257, 7mm, 30-06, and 308 all serve about the same purpose. Good medium game medium range cartridges all of them.

Based on what is in the ammunition locker, my choices would be:

Small bore;
22LR
22 Hornet

Medium bore;
6.5x55
32 WCF
405 WCF

Large Bore
45-70
50-70

The only rifle cartridge I would like to add to the list would be the 45 long Colt chambered in a single shot similar to the Ballard or that scaled down Rolling Block. A nice lightweight rifle with good ballance and handling qualities.

Realistically, the 32 WCF and the 6.5 do not get any field time anymore and will likely go down the road. They are good but fall into that overlap category. Heck, the role of the 45-70 is easily covered by the 405 and the 50-70 but I really like the Trapdoor so it stays.

Not 10 cartridges but 5 that will certainly cover any shooting situation I contemplate.

Picher
February 5, 2012, 09:58 AM
10 Favorite Cartridges that I own or have owned.

Rifle:
.22LR (Incl. Handgun) :D
.22WMR
.223 Rem
.22-250 Rem
.243 Win
.270 Win
.30-06

Handgun:
.38 Spl/.357 Magnum
.45 ACP
.44 Magnum

(Having moved on, I don't now own guns in .22-250 Rem, .30-06, or .44 Magnum, but they're still in my top-10.) :)

morcey2
February 5, 2012, 11:37 AM
Mine:

1. 22 LR
2. 22-250
3. 6mm Remington
4. 257 Bob
5. 7x57
6. 30-06
7. 8x57
8. 35 Whelen OR 338 Federal
9. 12 Gauge
10. 9x18 Mak -- cause it's the only handgun I own at the moment.

Honorable Mention:
308 Win/7.62x51
223/5.56 NATO

2ndtimer
February 5, 2012, 12:54 PM
This thread is seriously lacking .357 magnum. :scrutiny:
I think since this was the rifle country forum, most of us assumed it was 10 favorite rifle cartridges. If we are to include handguns and shotguns, I think we need to start over with a new thread!
If so, here would be the modified version:
1. 12 ga
2. 9mm
3. 357 Mag
4. 45 ACP
5. .17 HMR
6. 22 lr
7. .223 Rem
8. .243 Win
9. 270WSM
10. 375 H&H

garyhan
February 5, 2012, 01:18 PM
.17 hmr, .22LR, .22-250, .257 WBY, .260 Rem, .30-06, .338 Win Mag, .375 H&H, .450/400 Nitro Express, .458 Lott.

gary

Peter M. Eick
February 5, 2012, 01:23 PM
.22LR
7.62Nato
25/06
30/30
22/250
30 carbine
38/55
222Rem
17Rem
220 swift

bangaway
February 5, 2012, 02:05 PM
22lr, 22 mag, 25-20, 22 hornet, 223, 25-06, .357marlin, .338 win mag, 45-70, 308 win.

wlewisiii
February 5, 2012, 03:05 PM
This question again? That's ok, I always have fun with it.

.22lr
.257 Roberts
7x57 Mauser
.30-30
.38-55
.38 special
.357 Magnum
9mm Parabellum
.45 Colt
12 gauge
.

conrad427
February 5, 2012, 05:24 PM
0ne through five .221 fireball
six through ten .264 win mag.

HankB
February 5, 2012, 06:08 PM
Since this is Rifle Country . . .

1. .22 Long Rifle - paper punching to pest control
2. .30/06 - Good choice for all thin-skinned, non dangerous game world wide, short of eland & giraffe.
3. .375 H&H - Good choice for everything else, up to & including elephant.
4. .458 Lott - My #1 choice for a "stopper" rifle in a bolt action, considering both ballistics and ammo. (You can use standard .458 Win Mag . . . )
5. .475 NE No. 2 - Though .470 may be more practical, this is my choice for a "stopper" rifle in a double barrel, should I ever get one.
6. .223/5.56 NATO - ubiquitous choice for the AR platform, and a good varmint round.
7. .308/7.62 NATO - when a poodle shooter just isn't enough
8. 9mm P - OK, a subgun is almost a rifle, and a suppressed subgun (e.g., HKMP5SD) makes for an excellent home defense arm.
9. .338 Lapua - a great round for long range sniping, without the weight of a .50.
10. 57mm Recoiless - The U.S. M18 was the first deployed platform designed to fire a modern cannon round from the shoulder. A 3-lb explosive shell at 1200 ft/sec is pretty impressive, even today. ;)

charlie echo
February 5, 2012, 06:33 PM
7.62x51
8 Mauser
44 mag
12 gauage slugs (Foster)
30-06
458 lott
45 acp
454 casull
375 mag
.50 cal BMG

duck911
February 5, 2012, 06:44 PM
In no particular order:

.22 LR
12 Gauge
.17 Fireball
.204 Ruger
.223
.270
.357 Mag
.44 Mag
.45/70


That's 9...

Then I have a 10 way tie between the next 10 :p

Mr transformer
February 5, 2012, 06:53 PM
.22LR
.223
30-06
.50BMG

12G
410G

All the rest is just the stuff in between.:cool:

RangerHAAF
February 5, 2012, 07:25 PM
I shoot only 4:

308 Winchester
30'06 Springfield
45-70 Government
7.62x39 Russian

J-TIPTON
February 5, 2012, 10:08 PM
:neener:.22LR
.223
30-06
.50BMG

12G
410G

All the rest is just the stuff in between.:cool:
Some one please pick these girls a couple more guns to go in their new safe that has to have 10 what ?GUNS in it !!

BrocLuno
February 5, 2012, 10:19 PM
22 LR
22 Mag
22-250
30-30
308
30-06
303 Brit
6.5mm Jap
7.7mm Jap
357

RugerOldArmy
February 5, 2012, 11:45 PM
Centerfire Rifle Only...I hate to limit myself.

.222
.220 Swift
6mm PPC
6mm BR Norma
6.5 x 284
.270 Win
.308 Win
9.3x62 (very underrated for hunting).
375 H&H
45-70

It's a shame to leave 50 BMG out...but too much recoil, noise, and muzzle blast for my taste.

I hate to leave out 6.5x55, 280, 260, 264 Win Mag, 6.5-06, and 257 Roberts AI....So many cartridges, so little time.

wagdog
February 6, 2012, 12:15 AM
5.45x39
7.62x54r
22 lr
9mm
.40
25_06
.223
.308
30_06
44 mag

shaggy430
February 6, 2012, 12:21 AM
1) .22 LR
2) 30-06
3) .223
4) .45 ACP
5) 30-30
6) 9mm Luger
7) .243 Winchester
8) 7mm Remington Magnum
9) .308 Winchester
10) .338 Remington Magnum

xxxleafybugxxx
February 6, 2012, 12:45 AM
I'm not going to make an entire list, but 7.62x39 has got to be on it somewhere.

Clark
February 6, 2012, 02:15 AM
I handload for 60 different cartridges, but my favorites to shoot are:

223 [accurate and kills rodents way out there]
270 [ kills ruminants way out there]
7mmRM [kills ruminants way out there]
22LR [requires no handloading, can be made quiet, and kills things]
12 ga [ kills things flying]
380 [fits in my shirt pocket]
9mm [fits in my jacket pocket]
6mmBR [accurate]
257 Roberts AI [accurate]
45 long colt [fun to shoot]


In 2012 I will build more 7mmRemMag rifles for me.

Jaxondog
February 6, 2012, 08:03 AM
30.06, 6.5 creedmoore, 280, 7mm STW, 220 swift, 22.250, 8mm mauser, 308, 243, 223 and not in that order but close. ;)

J-TIPTON
February 6, 2012, 06:28 PM
List is great seeing alot more following for 260 280rem and 6.5 7.62x39 338 lapua but 35 rem is falling off

Southyness
February 6, 2012, 09:26 PM
8mm mauser(not getting any other love?)
12 ga slugs
7.62x54r
.22 lr cuz it's just pure cheap fun
.223/5.56
.22-250
.45-70 gov
.338 lapua
And that's all I got so I'm gonna add 8mm Mauser again because it's just sweet

Spunk
February 13, 2012, 10:26 PM
Rifle cartridges? These six will cover everything but the big five dangerous game animals. Yes, the 8mm Mauser is a wonderful cartridge, and I have one, but so are many others. I struggled having to leave .257 Roberts and 7x57 off my list. If you must have a lever action cartridge then add the .30-30.

.22 LR
.223
6.5X55
.30-06
.338 Winchester
.375 H&H

mdauben
February 14, 2012, 11:07 AM
What's your 10 favorite cartridges just cause..no reasoning , costs, or actually owning it..if I could put 10 new guns in the safe that I just had to have what would they be?
Based on the forum we are in, I've limited this to rifle cartridges. So, how do these ten sound? :cool:

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire
.22 Long Rifle
.22 Hornet
.223 Remington
.257 Weatherby
.30-30 Winchester
.30-06 Springfield
.338 Winchester Magnum
.375 Holland & Holland
.45-70 Government

A few that I considered but which didn't make the cut included .22 WMR, .270 Win, .308 Win, and the .50 BMG

mnhntr
February 14, 2012, 11:55 AM
22 WMR
.223
.243
.260
.308
.30-30
.300 win mag
.338 edge
.45-70
.50 BMG

Dr T
February 14, 2012, 12:05 PM
Hard choices. In no particular order (for rifle):

22 lr
22 WRM
223 Rem
243 Win
6 mm Rem
270 Win
7 mm -08
308 Win
30-06
375 H&H

My current favorite hunting guns are a Tikka T3 243, Ruger Frontier 308, and a Ruger No.1 RSI 30-06.

While the question was not asked, the most likely to be carried (depending on the situation) handgun rounds are:

22 lr (rattle snake medicine and tin can killer)
22 WRM (hunting sidekick and PD)
380 (PD because of the handy size)
44 Mag (in case there are bigger cats or javalinas causing a nuisance).

Archaic
February 14, 2012, 12:26 PM
I'd go for a good spread and good ammo availability:

22LR
5.56
7mm-08
30-06
300 WinMag
375 H&H
9MM
45 ACP
20G
12G

allaroundhunter
February 14, 2012, 12:38 PM
1. .204 Ruger (varmint buster)

2. .223 Rem/5.56x45mm NATO (I love my AR)

3. .243 Win (great starter rifle, also very capable in the deer woods)

4. .30-30 Win (tried and true cartridge, and I do love lever guns)

5. .308 Win/7.62x51mm NATO (Great all-around cartridge)

6. .300 Win Mag (largest caliber I have shot, capable of taking all North American game)

7. 12 ga (from birdshot to buckshot, this can take care of most any problem)

8. 9mm (great pistol round, little recoil, powerful enough for self defense)

9. .45 ACP (taking the fight out of enemy combatants for 100 years, my personal favorite pistol round)

10. .22 LR (because target practice and fun shouldn't cost an arm and a leg)


Those were not in order by favorites, but by rifle (1-6), shotgun (8), pistol (8-9), and then the .22 LR is either rifle or pistol so it went last.

parker51
February 14, 2012, 01:00 PM
.223 Rem
22-250 Rem
30.06 Springfield
6.5 X 55 Swede
.308 Win
.270 Win
7 mm Rem Mag
7.5 x 55 Swiss
7.62 X 39
444 Marlin (Just to remind me why I like shooting the .223 and 22-250 so much)

JimBoIHN
February 14, 2012, 01:05 PM
.223 Rem
.243
.270
7mm Rem mag
.308 Win Palma
30.06 Springfield
8 X 57 JS
.338 Lapua
.338 Lapua
.338 Lapua

HoosierQ
February 14, 2012, 01:05 PM
.22lr
.223/5.56x45
22-250
6.5x55
.243
.308/7.62x51
30-06
.338 Win Mag
.416 Rigby
45-70

dom1104
February 14, 2012, 01:19 PM
My needs are fully met in these rifle cartridges.

1. 5.56
2. 458 SOCOM
3. 22lr
4. 300WM

I cant imagine needing 10.

Zombiphobia
February 14, 2012, 01:29 PM
I don't have 10, but I'll make a list of 10 out what I have(and they're all great cartridges) and then some I still want:

Have
1: .22LR
2: .308 Win
3: 8mm Mauser
4: 7.62x39mm
Want:
5: .338 Lapua magnum
6: .50 BMG
7: 458 Socom
8: 45-70
9: 7.62x54R
10: .50 Beowulf

If I could count a 12ga rifled slug... those are frickin sweet!!

Edit: I thought this was 10 best RIFLE cartridges..

Mike1234567
February 14, 2012, 01:40 PM
I'll likey pare mine down to...

.22LR
.223 Rem
.308 Win
.45 ACP Carbine
.458 SOCOM
9mm pistol
.45 ACP pistol
12ga s.g.
.410 bore s.g.
.375 H&H Mag -or- .458 Lott

ETA: I'm not advocating these as the 10 "best" cartridges... just that they're common/popular, effective for their given purpose, and different enough from one another to merit their purchase.

Robert101
February 14, 2012, 02:00 PM
45 automatic
308/7.62x51MM
12 Ga.
22 LR
40 Cal.
10MM
44 mag.
30 06

CEYoung2
February 14, 2012, 03:37 PM
17 HMR
45 ACP
12 Gauge
257 Wby Mag
7mm Rem Mag
300 Win Mag
338 Lapua Mag
408 Cheytac
450 Marlin
50 BMG

dmazur
February 14, 2012, 03:43 PM
OK, lists are fun


.30-06 Springfield
.243 Winchester
.45 ACP
.22 LR
.17 HMR
410 gauge
.44 Remington Magnum
12 gauge
.338 Lapua Magnum
.50 BMG

Vern Humphrey
February 14, 2012, 04:00 PM
Let's start with a basic battery. You need:

1. A small game/plinking/practice rifle -- the .22 LR
2. A varmit rifle -- the .223 is probably the best all around.
3. A "deer" rifle -- the .30-06 will handle everything in North America.
4. A "heavy" rifle -- the .375 H&H is "the .30-06 of Africa."

What more do you need?

A muzzle loader? How about a fast twise (1 in 28) .50 cal.
A light deer rifle -- say a .243 Win or similar cartridge?
A saddle carbine -- a .30-30.

I think I've named that tune in 7 notes.;)

warbirdlover
February 14, 2012, 07:07 PM
.270 Win
.300 Win Mag
.243 Win
12 ga (O/U)
22-250
.375 H&H
.22 lr
.257 Roberts (AI)
7mm Rem Mag
45 ACP

m1dbob1944
May 1, 2012, 01:17 AM
1) 30'06
2). 8mm Mauser
3). 7.5x55
4) 6.5x55
5). 22LR, L and Short
6). .45ACP
7). .44 Magnum
8). 7.62x39
9) .444 Marlin
10). 12 gauge

scchokedaddy
May 1, 2012, 04:17 AM
in no order 22, 17hmr,221 fireball, 223, 243,6mm, 25 06, 308 winchester, 308 marlin express ( currently go to deer round, simply awesome), 7mm rem mag

Adam123
May 1, 2012, 05:27 AM
1. 7.62x39
2. 7.62x54R
3. 12 Gauge
4. 22LR
5. .45 ACP
6. 9 mm
7. .223/5.56
8. 7mm Mag
9. I don't care
10. I don't care

ExAgoradzo
May 1, 2012, 03:54 PM
22lr (target rifle)
223 (auto rifle)
357 (wheel gun)
9mm or 40 cal (auto)
Kimber Custom Target 2 45 ACP

12 gauge pump

308 (auto rifle)
30-06 (bolt rifle)
338 Win Mag (bolt)
45-70 1895 (lever)

el Godfather
May 1, 2012, 05:33 PM
Not in order of preference:
1. 7.62x51 (.308) out of G3
2. .243 Winchester out of BRNO
3. 7mm Magnum out of H&H
4. 5.45x45 (.223) out of AUG
5. 7x57 Mauser out of Zastava
6. 404 Jeffery out of double rifle
7. 12.7 Russian out of DshK
8. 300 Wby Magnum out of Wby
9. .22 LR out of G22
10. 505 Gibbs out of CZ Magnum bolt series

Bushpilot
May 1, 2012, 07:09 PM
Rifles-22LR, 22 Hornet, 222 Rem, 243 Win, 6.5x55, 30/30, 308 Win, 30/06, 375 H&H 45/70

11 and 12 would be 22-250 and 223

Dr.Rob
May 1, 2012, 08:23 PM
Ten rifle rounds?

Hmm.

1. 5.56mm (what I'm shooting the most of, Colt 6920)
2. 22LR (Marlins, CMMG) Rimfires have the most bang for the buck in grin factor.
3. 44 magnum (1894 Marlin)
4. .30-06 (Savage 116, 1903a3)
5. 8mm Mauser (Kar98k)
6. .45/70 (Marlin)
7. .22 Magnum (Marlin) I shoot this a lot with my nephew it's 'his' favorite rifle and caliber.
8. .25-06 (Ruger M77V)
9. .30-30 (Marlin 336T)
10. .375 H&H (Savage 116 Safari)

Trying to keep this list to calibers I actually have access to on a regular basis.

steveo452
May 1, 2012, 10:24 PM
Here's mine.

1-.22lr.
2-7.62x39
3-30-30win.
4-.17HMR
5-.223/5.56
6-12ga.
7-20ga.
8-7mm08
9-.45acp
10-.38/357

sonick808
May 2, 2012, 12:21 AM
no order

.22 LR
.257 Roberts
.30-06
.375 H&H
9x19
.45-70
.357 magnum
7.62x39
5.45x39
.44 magnum

c01
May 2, 2012, 01:42 AM
No order
22 short lr
223
243
308
7.62*39
338 win mag
375 h&h
9mm
357mag (38 spec)
12 g

Rail Driver
May 2, 2012, 01:44 AM
Pistol cartridges:
.45ACP
.45LC
.44mag
.357mag

Rifle cartridges:
5.56x45
7.62x39
7.62x51
7.62x54r
.50BMG
.22LR

Shotgun:
12ga

Sorry - I know it's 11, but it is what it is :)

David4516
May 2, 2012, 11:54 AM
Is this just rifle, or can we include pistol/shotgun as well? I'm going to go with all 3 since I don't think I could come up with 10 if I limit myself to just rifles...

Rifle:

1 .22LR
2 .22WMR
3 .280 Remington
4 .30 Carbine
5 .30-30 Winchester
6 .30-40 Krag (my current favorite)

Shotgun:

7 20ga (favorite shotgun)

Pistol:

8 .25ACP (go ahead and laugh)
9 9mm Makarov (aka 9X18)
10 .38 Special


Honorable Mentions:

9mm Largo

.257 Roberts (never shot one before but it just seems like a cool cartrige)

kolob10
May 2, 2012, 12:01 PM
22LR
22WRM
22KHornet
223
22-250
25-06
300Win Mag
338 Lapua
45-70
50BMG

brnmuenchow
May 2, 2012, 12:10 PM
.22lr
.223 Rem. (5.56X45mm NATO)
.30-30 Win.
7.62X39mm Soviet
.270 Win.
.308 Win. (7.62X51mm NATO)
.300 Win. Mag.
7.62X54Rmm Russian
.375 H&H Mag.
.45-70 Gov't.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 2, 2012, 12:25 PM
5.56
30-06
308 win
300 Weatherby mag
357 magnum
44 magnum
10 mm
45 apc
416 Barrett
50 BMG

Furncliff
May 2, 2012, 12:34 PM
.22LR
.357 Magnum

mr.trooper
May 2, 2012, 12:55 PM
22LR
22 Hornet
257 Roberts
6.5 Swede
7mm Mauser
7mm Rem Mag
30-06
35 Whelen
9.3x62
375 H&H

amflyer
May 2, 2012, 01:03 PM
Mmmm, I reloaded a 20 round box of 30-06 in 2006 with which I took three deer...I suppose my "best ten cartridges" would be the first ten out of that box

dragon813gt
May 2, 2012, 01:04 PM
22lr
257 Roberts
30-30
7.62x51
9X19
38 Special
357 Magnum
45 ACP
12ga

I really don't need any more as those cover everything I'd need them for. The 30-30 is an overlap but it's s dedicated lever cartridge. With a Savage 99 I could shoot the 308 out of a lever gun. I guess for really large game I'd add the 375 H&H Magnum.


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Silvanus
May 2, 2012, 01:08 PM
I probably havent shot enough different rifles to make a list of 10.

.223 remintgon
.308 winchester
.338 Lapua
5.45x39mm
.22lr
12 gauge

Im not a collector, so I think I could happily live with these six cartridges only. Add 9mm and .357 mag. for handguns and Im set.

Rush_Fan
May 2, 2012, 08:05 PM
I think some of the following are some of the most historically significant rifle cartridges and/or hunting cartridges for most hunters. Obviously, I omitted 5.56 NATO/ .223, 7.62 x 39, 7.62 x 54R, .303 and elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Rhino cartridges. I've never owned or fired numbers 4, 6, 8 and 10, but I've read enough to learn of their merits.

1. .22LR
2. .30-06
3. .308
4. .45-70
5. .30-30
6. .50 BMG
7. 7mm Rem. Mag.
8. 7 mm Mauser
9. 8 mm Mauser
10. 6.5 x 55 Swede

chinchilla6599
May 2, 2012, 08:59 PM
22 LR, 218 Bee, 221 Fireball, 22-250, 280 AI, 45 ACP, 44 Magnum, 358 Win, 375H&H, 458 Lott

rjk2475
May 2, 2012, 09:00 PM
22lr
223
6.5 x 55
243
30-30
30-06
338 wm
375 H&H
416 Rigby

tuj
May 2, 2012, 09:10 PM
22lr x 10.

Big Bad Bob
May 2, 2012, 10:48 PM
1.17HMR
2.22LR
3.6x45
4.243 Win.
5.6.5 Swede
6.44 Magnum
7.300 Whisper/Blackout
8.308 Win.
9.300 Win. Mag.
10.45 ACP

B!ngo
May 2, 2012, 11:38 PM
1. 30-06
2. .223/5.56
3. .243 win
4. .22long rifle
5. 7.62x54r
6. 30 carbine
7. 30 u.s. army/30-40 krag
8. 300 blackout
9. 6.5x284 norma
10. 30mm gau-8/a depleted uranium
Looks, I'm familiar with only about 2/3 of these, but definitely double points for depleted uranium.
B

1948CJ2A
May 6, 2012, 06:33 PM
240 Weatherby Mag
250 Savage
25-06 Remington
257 Weatherby Mag
6.5x55 Swedish
7x57 Mauser
7mm Remington Mag
30-06 Springfield
300 Weatherby Mag
8mm Remington Mag

420Stainless
May 6, 2012, 09:09 PM
45-70 is far and away #1 for me.
2) 6.8 SPC
3) 22lr
4) 30-30
5) 25-06
6) 30-06

Um - In 30 years of hunting I haven't moved beyond these other than to help my wife sight in her 7mm-08. Should be trying out an AR with some .223 soon.

bushmaster1313
May 6, 2012, 10:53 PM
.243
257 Roberts
.22LR
.270 Reduced Recoil
.223

I can't count past 5

lionking
May 6, 2012, 11:50 PM
7.62X39 and .22lr. Why? Because while a AK or SKS style rifle isn't the most accurate it is still about the cheapest ammo to bang away on and let my not so shooting friends have fun with that doesn't cost me a arm and a leg to let them shoot. And of course the .22lr is the best at that also, plus the .22lr is just plain fun.

deaconaoak3
May 7, 2012, 09:42 PM
.308win .300win mag 7.62x54 22lr .40S&W .357mag 9x19 7.62x38r 38special 38S&W

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