What does your caliber collection look like?


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xxxleafybugxxx
September 16, 2012, 03:00 AM
I'm really not sure where this question came from, I was just thinking it would be fun to ask. What I want to know is what caliber do you own one or more guns in? For example,
I have .22, (as of monday) .17 hmr, 12 ga, 20 ga, 7.62x25, .40, .45, .38/357 5.45x39, 7.62x39, .308, 7.62x54, 30-06
While I may own more than just one gun of a certain caliber, I'm just curious as to your caliber diversity.
:)

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Trent
September 16, 2012, 03:10 AM
Just took an inventory of firearms today, so this one is as easy as sorting my excel sheet:

12 gauge x5
16 gauge x1
22 LR x4
22-250
300 AAC Blackout
300 Win Mag
30-06
38 special
40 S&W
45 ACP x8
45 Colt
5.45x39
5.56 NATO x14
5.7x28 x11
50 BMG x2
7.5 Swiss
7.62 NATO x7
7.62x39 x12
7.62x54R x2
7x57
8x57mm x4
9x19 x5

TennJed
September 16, 2012, 03:14 AM
12guage
308
22lr
25acp
380acp
9mm
45acp
357/38sp
45colt

Inebriated
September 16, 2012, 05:06 AM
Having consolidated calibers, I'm sitting at:
- 12 Gauge
- 7.62x39
- .243 Winchester
- 9mm Parabellum
- .45 ACP
- .22LR


The only ones I've got any interest in adding are 7.62x54r, .30-06, 10mm, and maybe .357 Sig.

JohnhenrySTL
September 16, 2012, 05:24 AM
.22 short, long, long rifle,
.222 remington
.7.62x39
.7.62x54
.308 winchester short action
.300 weatherby
16 gauge
12 gauge x 2
10 gauge
.22
.32 S&W
.38 S&W
.38 special
.9x18
.40 S&W
7.62x25
Hopefully either a 10mm or a .357 soon

Manny
September 16, 2012, 05:40 AM
I've been actively working to winnow mine down to a useful set from a very eclectic batch some years back and am pretty much there.

.22lr
.38/.357
9mm
.45 Colt/.454 Casull
.480 Ruger/.475 Linebaugh
.223/5.56
12 ga

The .454 & .475 more or less are for the same purpose but I have two fine guns, one in each caliber. I may try and work a trade to consolidate and go with one or the other. I may also add a larger CF rifle round sometime, but no need for it thus far for my uses.

9mmfan
September 16, 2012, 05:51 AM
.22lr x4
7.62 Nagant x1
.38spl x3
9mm x2
.357 x2
.45acp x2
.45 Colt x2
.223/5.56 x1
.30-30 x1
.30-06 x2 (technically one is M2 Ball)
20ga x3
12ga x3

BigN
September 16, 2012, 08:06 AM
22 lr
204
223
22/250
220 swift
243
25-06
257 weatherby mag
270
7 mag
7/08
308
300 wsm
38
357
44
12 ga trap gun, o&u
a few 12 ga autos

bshepherd
September 16, 2012, 08:19 AM
30 different calibers.

stevek
September 16, 2012, 09:35 AM
.22 LR
.25
.380
.38
9mm
.357
.40
.45 ACP
.45 Colt
10mm
.223
5.56
7.62 x 39
.308

and 12ga.

bottom shelf
September 16, 2012, 09:46 AM
Long guns:

(3) .22LR
(1) 5.56
(1) 7.32X39
(1) 20GA
(2) 12GA

Handguns

(3) .22LR
(2) .25Auto
(1) .380
(2) .38SPC
(1) .357MAG
(5) 9mm
(3) .40S&W
(1) .44MAG
(3) .45Auto
(1) .500MAG

JohnM
September 16, 2012, 10:08 AM
Calibers- .17 to .50
Gauges- 20 to 12

Trent
September 16, 2012, 10:15 AM
Manny;

.475 Linebaugh

I actually had to look that one up. If you were going for eclectic, good work. :)

After looking it up, "Holy Crap"

That's a handful of a cartridge.

schnarrgj
September 16, 2012, 10:45 AM
12ga
20ga
410
22
32 s+w
380
7.62x25
9mm
9Mak
45acp
38sp
44sp
5.56
243
7x57
7.62x39
7.62x54r
8x57
7.5swiss

19-3Ben
September 16, 2012, 10:51 AM
I try to keep it simple and stick to main calibers, or at least ones where I can find ammo readily.

.22lr
.380acp
9mm para
.38/.357
7.62X39
7.62X54r
7.62X51 nato
12ga.

That's it.

bigfatdave
September 16, 2012, 11:04 AM
I feel like mine is out of control to a degree ... NO NEW CALIBERS UNTIL I HAVE A GUN ROOM

rimfire:
22short / 22lr / 22wmr

handgun:
22tcm / 32acp / 7.62x25 tok / 9x17 / 9x18 / 9x19 / 45acp

rifle:
.223/5.56 / 7.62x39 / 30-30 / .30carbine
shotgun:
20g

===

I know others have a more diverse collection, but mine has to live in ammo cans in the closet, under where I hang my clothes ... and I probably missed one or two in the above list (ones I add in after will be in red, I already realized one that I forgot)

InkEd
September 16, 2012, 11:13 AM
.22lr, .380, 9x19mm .38spcl, .357mag, .45acp, .44mag, 5.56NATO, 7.62x39 Soviet and .308 and 12gauge.

I honestly have little desire to add any other calibers. I don't care for .40s&w nor do I hunt any large game species.

JRWhit
September 16, 2012, 11:27 AM
17cal rimfire
22LR
22mag
25acp
30-06
35rem
7.62x39
.380
38/.357mag
9mm
40cal
45acp
That's my go to reason for a new gun."But honey, I don't have one that shoots that."

bugmania
September 16, 2012, 11:35 AM
.17 HMR
.22
.223
.243
7.62x39
7.62x54R
7.5x55
7.92x57

7.62x25
9x18
9x19
.45 Auto
.45 Colt

FROGO207
September 16, 2012, 11:50 AM
Lets see--------
All the common stuff and a few others that most don't have. I reload for 38 different calibers not counting rimfire.

MrDig
September 16, 2012, 01:46 PM
Sorry error in formatting and it looked all confused. I will try again after more coffee

beeenbag
September 16, 2012, 02:00 PM
4.10
20g x2
12g x4
22lr x2
223
30-06
30/30
9mm x2
38special
357 magnum
44 magnum
45acp

scchokedaddy
September 16, 2012, 02:24 PM
22, 221,243, 6mm, 7m 08,308 win, 308 me, 270, 300 win mag,7 rem mag, 32 acp.38, 44 rem mag, 20,16,and 12 gauge. Dang forgot 25 06, and Daisey Red Rider!! lol

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
September 16, 2012, 02:28 PM
7.62x54
7.5x55
7.92x57
.243 Win
.22LRx2
20ga.
.40 S&W
9mm Luger


~On The Road Again...~

Kenneth
September 16, 2012, 02:37 PM
7.62x51
7.62x39
5.56x45
30-06
.45 ACP
9mm luger
.22lr
12 gauge
20 gauge

csa77
September 16, 2012, 02:51 PM
577-.450
.308
.303 brit
30-06
8mm mauser
7.7mm jap
7mm mauser
7.62x54r
7.5 swiss
7.62x39
7mmRM
.243
.223
45acp
44mag
38spcl
9x19
22lr

.410
20 gauge
12 gauge

Upstater
September 16, 2012, 03:12 PM
Here we go:
.410x1
12 guage x4
20 guage x1
.22 lr x4
.380 acp x1
.45 acp x1
.357 mag x1
9 mm x1
.40 s&w x1
.223/5.56 x1
7.62x39mm x1
30/30 x1
7mm rem. mag x1
.17 HMR x1
.50 (BP) x1

xwingband
September 16, 2012, 03:17 PM
I see this every once and a while... it always makes me wonder if I'll ever have that many or if I'm just not old enough yet to have accumulated that many guns. :)

For me just:
.22lr (pistol and rifle)
.223 (2 rifles)
9mm (2 pistols and one rifle)

Dlowe167
September 16, 2012, 04:05 PM
Ive only started collecting few years
.45LC/.410 (Raging Judge)
.45 (x2)
.40s&w
.44 spl
5.56
9mm

Manny
September 16, 2012, 06:04 PM
Manny;

.475 Linebaugh

I actually had to look that one up. If you were going for eclectic, good work. :)

After looking it up, "Holy Crap"

That's a handful of a cartridge.
It's an elephant stomper for sure if loaded to it's full potential, but very managable if loaded to .480 Ruger specs or below. Eclipsed in power these days by the .500 S&W, but mine is the very "packable" (as John Taffin would say) Freedom Arms M83, 7.5" barrel. The .454's are my pet Ruger Alaskan plus a 7.5" Ruger SRH. The SRH is a great gun but hefty to carry, I much prefer the FA. The big bore revolvers are fun & useful here in OH where we are precluded from using a rifle for deer hunting. The Alaskan is a blast to shoot with .45 LC cowboy loads and was bought for a dreamed of someday trip to Alaska.

Trent
September 16, 2012, 06:16 PM
Manny,

I was just thinking, that would make a fine deer hunting gun. We can hunt with revolvers here but they have to be above a certain caliber. That would definitely qualify. Like you, we're not allowed to hunt deer with rifles in IL. :)

xwingband;

17 years ago, I just had one. 7.62x39. Couldn't even buy handguns yet. :)

If you buy just one or two guns a year for the next 17 years you'll end up with quite a long list. Buy 5 a year and you'll end up building an extension on your house just to hold them all. ;-)

Droid noob
September 16, 2012, 06:19 PM
223/5.56
7.62x39
12 gauge
9mm
.38
.40
.45

Can't see myself adding any more caliber in the near future. Really Need to work on stocking what I have first. Don't think I'll ever stock more than a few hundred 38 special though.

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foxtail207
September 16, 2012, 06:30 PM
22 lr
22 mag
22 hornet
22-250 rem
270 win
30-30 win
30-06 sprg
7.62x39
7.65 arg

38 spl
357 mag
380 acp
45 acp

410 3"
12 ga 2-3/4 & 3" mag

snuzzo29
September 16, 2012, 06:32 PM
.270win and a 12ga.

Tommygunn
September 16, 2012, 07:42 PM
RIFLE:
.30-30
.30-'06
.22
.44 magnum
.44-40
.45 Colt
.5.56mm.
7.62 X 39MM
.30 Carbine
.54 caliber (blackpowder Sharps Carbine)

Pistol:
.22
.38
numerous .36 (blackpowder)
numerous .44 (blackpowder)
.32ACP
.380ACP
7.62 Nagant
9 mm.
.45ACP
.45 LC
.40 S&W

12 Gauge and 20 gauge shotgune.

Tinpig
September 16, 2012, 08:28 PM
Handguns
.22
.25 ACP
.32 ACP
.32-20
.380 ACP
.38 Spl.
.357 Mag.
.36
.45 ACP
.45 Auto Rim
9mm

Shotguns
.410
20 ga
12 ga

Rifles
.22
.223
.30 Carbine
.30-30
.30-06

Tinpig

Josh45
September 16, 2012, 08:36 PM
.22LR X2
9mm
.40 S&W
.38 Special
..357 Magnum ( same gun as the 38 special, Does it count? )
.38 Super
.45 ACP
12 Gauge
30-06 Springfield.

I believe that's it. I am also going to have a Glock 29 10mm soon. I didnt add it to the list seeing as I dont own it yet. Might look for another .22 LR

Arkansas Paul
September 16, 2012, 08:46 PM
Pistols

.40
.45 Colt

Shotguns

20 gauge pump
16 gauge

Rifles

.22lr - 2
.22 WMR
.243
.280 Rem
.30-06
.50 Cal Muzzleloader - 2

mberoose
September 16, 2012, 08:51 PM
7.62x39
7.62x54R
.223/5.56

Lacking in comparison to probably everybody, but I'm a drummer first, gun nerd second.

HOME DEPOT GEORGE
September 16, 2012, 09:19 PM
.22 cal
9mm
357 mag
357 rem maximum
380 cal
45 acp
45 colt
454 casull
12 guage
.223/5.56

mdauben
September 16, 2012, 09:24 PM
Handguns:

.22LR
.357MAG
9mmP
.45ACP

Rifles:

.22LR
5.56mm
.308WIN
Shotguns:

20ga
12ga

MedWheeler
September 16, 2012, 09:26 PM
Not a wide range here. Rimfire: .22LR. Centerfire: .32ACP, .380ACP, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, and 9x19mm. Shotgun: 12 and 20 gauge. Black Powder: .36 and .44 calibers.

speedway
September 16, 2012, 09:35 PM
9mm
45acp
32acp (WWII collectibles)
22lr
12gauge
308
30carbine
8mm mauser
357mag

and a couple others that I am looking to downsize from.

Ragnar Danneskjold
September 16, 2012, 09:38 PM
5.56mm
9mm
.380
7.62X51
7.62x39
.22lr
12ga

I try to keep it small. I like being about to use the same ammo for mulitple guns. I have a practice pistol and AR in .22lr that mirror my duty rifle and pistol in 5.56 and 9mm. I have a precision rifle and AR10 in 7.62. Plus a ccw .380 and a Mossberg 500. I'd much rather have a few guns and lots of ammo for all of them than a wide collection.

Hypnogator
September 16, 2012, 09:45 PM
Lets see: .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle, .32 S&W, 7.62mm Nagant, 9mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .38 Spl, .357 Mag, .44 Mag, .30 Carbine, 7.62X39mm, .223 Rem/5.56mm, .30-40 Krag, .300 Win Mag, .45-70, .410 ga, 12-ga.

PT92
September 16, 2012, 10:15 PM
When I started my gun collection I did actually do so with a logical plan (wish I could say so across the board in my life but I digress ;)). Don't get me wrong, if I had Donald Trump like money I would buy whatever struck my fancy but that doesn't work for me in the real world.

Thus I focused on three primary calibers for the past thirty years. 9mm because it is perhaps the most common easily had pistol caliber in the world while simultaneously being cheap relatively speaking. .22lr because it too is one of the most easily found and affordable calibers in this country at least. What the 9mm and .22lr have in common as well it that I have each caliber in both hand and long guns meaning their quite practical. Lastly but not least in any sense is what I see as OBLIGATORY for anyone wishing to have a survival or 'what if' gun, namely, the ever popular for good reason 12G Shotgun--It allows one to either use for CQB, HD/SD bird-shot, slug, buck, wax, non-lethal etc. ammo diversity. Also, I think many people forget that a skilled shotgun marksman can actually use it to sniper like effectiveness up to 150yds if need be (seriously).

To sum it up for me, I choose the aforementioned three calibers because they are both plentiful in supply, affordable and extremely practical. Oh, and I have a bit of .45acp as who could not have a 1911 in their collection modest as mine may be compared to some of you guys (I have a carbine as well).

I know what some of you are thinking, how can this guy not have .223 , 7.62 etc...:confused:? I have just always used either my 12g or .22lr rifles for long distance and I have 9 and 45 carbines for CQB stuff. If I had more mula I would have an AR and AK for sure though...

YMMV.

-Cheers

56hawk
September 16, 2012, 10:20 PM
You all are lightweights. :)

22 Short
22 Long Rifle
5.7x28mm
223 Rem
243 Win
25 ACP
6.550mm
6.5X55mm
7x57mm
7.62 Nagant
7.35mm
30 Mauser
7.62 Tokarev
30 Carbine
30-30 Win
7.5mm MAS
30-40
7.5x54mm
308
30-06
32 ACP
7.6520mm
7.62X39mm
7.62X45mm
303 British
7.7 JAP
7.62X54R
8mm Nambu
8x57mm
8x56R
338 Win Mag
380 ACP
9mm
38 Super
38 S&W
357 Mag
40S &W
10mm
410
11mm German
44 Mag
45 ACP
45 Colt
454 Casull
455 Webley
458 Lott
460 Weatherby
475 Wildey
50 AE
500 S&W
50 BMG
600 Overkill
12 GA

forindooruseonly
September 16, 2012, 10:58 PM
Rifles

.22 short
.22 long rifle
.22 WRF
.22 WMR
.221 Fireball
.222 Remington
.222 Remington Magnum
.223
.224 Weatherby
.240 Weatherby
.243 Winchester
A 6mm Wildcat
6mm PPC
.257 Roberts
6.5 Remington Magnum
.30 Carbine
.300 Winchester Magnum
.300 Weatherby Magnum
.30-06
.308 Winchester
.338 Winchester Magnum
.35 Whelen
.375 H&H
.45-70
.458 Winchester Magnum
.450 #2 Nitro Express
.50 BMG

Handguns

.22
.32 ACP
.32 S&W
.32 S&W Long
.38 S&W
.38 Special
.38 Super
.357 Magnum
.40 S&W
.44 Special
.44 Magnum
.45 Colt
.45 ACP
8mm Nambu
9x19
10mm

Shotguns

.410
28 gauge
20 gauge
16 gauge
12 gauge

Dr.Rob
September 16, 2012, 11:46 PM
Offhand I counted something like 16 calibers but I should have counted 12 ga. twice because I have all the components for a muzzle loader too.

That muzzle loading gear/accessories takes up another whole shelf.

And there's a number of popular calibers I don't even own.

gunnutery
September 16, 2012, 11:48 PM
12ga
.22lr
9mm
.40s&w
.38spc
.357mag
.223
7.62x39mm
.303
.308
7.62x54r

It's really not that diversified, but it's more diversified than I can keep up with right now. I've been trying to buy in bulk the last couple years, but for my budget buying in bulk means only buying a couple (or one) calibers at once.

I've got several other types of guns on my list to buy, but the only caliber I see adding to the mix is 5.7mm.

mljdeckard
September 16, 2012, 11:52 PM
.22lr
.22 wmr
.22-250
5.56
.243
.270
30-06
.257 roberts
16 ga
12 ga
20 ga
9mm
.45 ACP
.30 carbine
.308
7.62x39

I think that's everything.

Thekid90
September 17, 2012, 12:02 AM
9mm, 5.56 NATO, .380 ACP, 7.62x54R

ToraBoraBlues
September 17, 2012, 12:47 AM
12 guage
5.56 NATO
7.62x39
7.5x55
.22LR
45ACP
.40SW
9x19
9x18

MARKMALL
September 17, 2012, 08:55 AM
12 GA
20 Ga
410

22 LR
380 9MM
38 SPC
357 Mag
44 mag
45 ACP
45 Colt


22 Hornet
222 Rem
270 Win
7.62 x 39
7.62 x 54R
358 Win

10mmGlock
September 17, 2012, 08:56 AM
22
270
308
357
10mm
12 GAUGE
30-06
30-30
38 Special
380 APC
40SW
45 APC
5.56 NATO
50 BMG
500 SW
7.62 NATO
9mm

stevereno1
September 17, 2012, 08:59 AM
I don't understand the point of listing all of the guns that you own on the internet.

mcdonl
September 17, 2012, 09:08 AM
(2) .223
(1) 9mm
(1) .45
(3) .22
(1) .44MAG
(1) 7.62x54
(2) 30/30
(1) 12g
(1) .50 (BP)

Mat, not doormat
September 17, 2012, 09:16 AM
.22 LR x3
.222 Remington
.303 British
.30 Carbine
.32 ACP
.38 Special x3
.357 Magnum x4
.44 black powder x2
.44 Magnum x2
.44-40
.45 ACP

10 gauge
12 gauge x7 (I think. They breed.)
20 gauge
.410 bore.

This is the post consolidation list, sadly enough.


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RmB
September 17, 2012, 09:17 AM
I think:
.40 S&W x2
.30 Carbine
30-30
.22 LR x3
.44 Magnum\.44 Special
12 Guage
20 Guage
.380 ACP
.410

I think...

GreySmoke2
September 17, 2012, 09:53 AM
I prefer not to list amounts but:

12 gauge
20 gauge
22 LR
300 AAC Blackout
308
30-30
380
40 S&W
.410
45 ACP
45 Colt
5.45x39
5.56 NATO
50 Beowulf
7.62x51 NATO
7.62x39
7.62x54R
9x18
9x19

Tommygunn
September 17, 2012, 11:39 AM
I don't understand the point of listing all of the guns that you own on the internet.

Not guns, only CALIBER of ammo. That's what the OP asked.

modifiedbrowning
September 17, 2012, 11:54 AM
.22
.32 acp
9x19
.45 acp
.5.56
.308

Kyle M.
September 17, 2012, 12:50 PM
.375 H&H Mag.
.44 Mag.
410 gauge
.54 cal. Blackpowder
.75 cal. Flintlock that I've never fired

Skribs
September 17, 2012, 12:51 PM
Currently:

.40 S&W
9mm
.357 magnum (and technically .38 special)
.380 ACP
12-gauge

Goal:
9mm
5.56 (and technically .223)

Esoxchaser
September 17, 2012, 01:42 PM
I am at that point where I am looking to uncomplicate my life as much as possible. That meant getting rid of a lot of "stuff" I didn't use.
Whats left
.17 HMR
.22LR
.223/5.56
.308
.380
9MM Parabellum
.45ACP
20GA
12GA

The 12's could actually go away, but I just can't........

josiewales
September 17, 2012, 03:17 PM
12 ga.
20 ga.
30-30
.50
.44
.36 ;)
22 lr. x2

Omaha-BeenGlockin
September 17, 2012, 03:25 PM
Have been trying to keep mine down to a minimum:
12ga
20ga
.22 lr
.223/5.56
9mm
7.62x39
.30-06
.50 cal muzzleloader

Kristensdaddy
September 17, 2012, 03:28 PM
12 ga
16 ga
20 ga
28 ga
.410 bore
22 lr
22 mag
.380 ACP
38 special
357 magnum
9 mm
44 special
44 magnum
45 ACP
.30-30 Win
.270 Win
.45-70 Govt


Many of the calibers have multiple guns associated with them.

RockyTop
September 17, 2012, 03:40 PM
Handguns:
.22
.380
9mm
.45
.410/45lc

Long guns:
.22lr
9mm
7.62x54r
12 ga

Ramone
September 17, 2012, 06:53 PM
I either lose, or win...
edited to add: I believe "theKid90" has me beat.

Since I move around alot, I decided to thin out the herd a few years back. I wound up with:

9MM Parabellum (2 pistols, 2 carbines)
.45 ACP (2 Pistols)
.223 Remington (2 ARs)
.308 Winchester (1 Rifle)

I no longer own a 12 Ga- I really have no use for one, preferring a 9mm Carbine for HD purposes.

I do own a .22LR -it's a NAA revolver I bought for my cat as a joke. Since he has no thumbs, a 50 round box I bought at the same time has lasted for about 4 years now.

buyone
September 17, 2012, 10:31 PM
22lr
9mm
38/357
223
45 acp
12 ga
50 cal (muzzleloader)

Looking to get a 308win and maybe 30-06 and probably going to call it good.

tactikel
September 17, 2012, 10:36 PM
.22lr
.38 new police
.38 spl
.357 mag
5.56 NATO
.30-06
.45 cal muzzle loader
.22-250
.45 acp
20 ga
12 ga
8 mm Mauser

highlander 5
September 17, 2012, 10:42 PM
22 lr
32 acp
9 mm
38 spl
357 mag
40 S&W
10 mm
44 Spl
44 mag
45 Schofiled
45 Colt
454 Casull
223
300 Blackout
7.62x39
308
40/65
45/70

holdencm9
September 17, 2012, 11:55 PM
Some of you guys got more calibers (cartridges) than I have guns. :(

Ignition Override
September 18, 2012, 12:27 AM
All the guns are rifles:
.22 LR
7.62x39
.308 and belted NATO 7.62 mix.
.303
8mm Mauser (no longer used-dislike the Yugo's sites).
M2 Ball 30-06.

The next could be either 9x18 Mak or .380 someday.

iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns
September 18, 2012, 03:46 AM
Most of these are multiples,

Handguns
.22lr
.32acp
.38 special
.357 magnum
8x22mm
9x19mm
.44 percussion cap n ball
.44 special
.44 magnum
.45 Colt
.45 Auto
.45 win-mag

Shotguns
all 12 gauge so far, girlfriend wants a 20 gauge though

Rifles
.22lr
7.62x54R
30-30
(next on list will be .308)

That's all of 'em so far, clearly I'm a handgun guy. Long-guns are more accurate, but I have more fun with handguns :)
had to reference a pic to make sure I didn't forget any. Only fifteen calibers in total so far (i didn't count .22lr twice), looks like I have some catching up to do with some of you guys!

Oh yeah, for any of you guys looking to slim your collection, I'll be happy to provide a good home for any unwanted 'irons, just send 'em my way :D

Darkbob
September 18, 2012, 04:08 PM
My collection is:

.22LR
12 gauge
20 gauge
.50 muzzle loader
7.62x39
.458 SOCOM
.45 ACP
9mm

That's it so far. I plan to add .260 Rem and .308 Win soon, maybe even a 5.56/.223 as well.

Godsgunman
September 18, 2012, 04:23 PM
Well I just recently consolidated mine so its
9x18
9x19
7.62x39
7.62x54

used to also have
.40
.45 acp
.45 LC
.22
30 cal
.410

BearGriz
September 18, 2012, 04:38 PM
There are some pretty impressive lists on this thread. For me, I like the idea of sticking to just a few calibers. I have multiple guns in each caliber, and I plan on keeping it that way so I only have to stock a limited variety of ammunition.

Currently:

.22LR
9mm
7.62x39

I plan on adding the following in the next few years:

12ga.
.357

And I might eventually be persuaded to add either or both of these:

.308
.223

I think some people get excited about owning lots of different guns with different calibers. For me, I get excited about expanding my collection within the limited calibers that I find are all-around useful (the above do that for me). I'm not too stressed about finding the ones with the best terminal ballistics or any other fancy criteria. I like common (cheap) rounds that work in common firearms and that are commonly effective.

If unique rounds and/or expensive ammunition is your thing (especially if it fulfills a certain need or utility for you), then go for it!! But I'll stick with a small variety of common/boring ammunition for now (like I said, it is also an affordable strategy for me).

My dad has some unique rounds (like a 16ga. bolt-action shotgun), so I guess I might be looking at some of that in the future when he moves on. I could sell his unique-caliber guns, I suppose, but that would be hard for me to do (I have fond memories of those firearms).

mgmorden
September 18, 2012, 04:39 PM
Shotgun: 12ga, 20ga (that one was easy :))

Rifle: .22LR, .223 Remington, .225 Winchester, .257 Roberts, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-30 WCF, .30-06 Springfield, 7.5x55 Swiss, .303 British, 7.62x54R, 8mm Mauser

Handgun: .22LR, 7.62x25 Tokarev, .32 ACP, .32 S&W Long, 7.62 Nagant, .38 Special, .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, 9mm Makarov

Teachu2
September 18, 2012, 04:52 PM
12 ga
20 ga
.17HMR
.22LR
.223
.22-250
.308
.38 Special
.357 Magnum
9mm
.45acp

I feel like I've got all my bases covered, unless I get a BR gun at some point.

Tedzilla
September 18, 2012, 04:59 PM
Permanent:
.22 LR
12 ga.
.308
To be reduced to 1:
.380
9mm
.45 ACP
There's a strong case to be made for simplicity...

Trent
September 18, 2012, 06:30 PM
There's a strong case to be made for simplicity...

There's an equally strong case to be made for the reverse.

Each of the calibers you listed will be the FIRST to dry completely up, and FAST, in a shortage / crisis.

Having a wide variety of calibers means you can continue to feed some of your guns something.

Of course, if you have a stockpile of ammo or reloading components, you aren't affected regardless; you can just "ride it out".

BUGUDY
September 18, 2012, 06:42 PM
12ga
20ga
410ga
22lr
25auto
32rimfire
32auto
9mm
45acp
45lc
.243
5.56
6.8
7.62x39
7.62x54
30.06

ATBackPackin
September 18, 2012, 08:12 PM
12 Ga
.410
5.56
7.62x39
30-30
.22LR
.32 S&W L
.32 ACP
.32 H&R
.327 FedMag
.38 Spl
.357 Mag
9mm Mak
9mm Para

I feel like I am forgetting a couple but that is all I can think of. I would like to add a .308 to it some time soon.

Ignition Override
September 18, 2012, 08:36 PM
Trent:
Even though Tedzilla can easily share ammo with a huge fraction of gun owners, you made an excellent point about having diverse (milsurp?) calibers.

I'm only keeping a 2,000-rd. heap of 8mm because I might one day decide to learn how to use the Yugo Mauser's sights, and maybe like them.

Do many people on this topic keep much ammo for guns they no longer care to shoot etc, or for a gun which they won't acquire for a while?

mf-dif
September 18, 2012, 11:20 PM
From large to small...

7.62x54R
7.62x39
5.56x45
9MM
.32ACP
.22LR

KAS1981
September 19, 2012, 12:14 AM
.22 LR
5.56x45
.270 Win
9mm
.45 ACP
.410
12 guage

Tedzilla
September 19, 2012, 12:26 AM
There's an equally strong case to be made for the reverse.

Each of the calibers you listed will be the FIRST to dry completely up, and FAST, in a shortage / crisis.

Having a wide variety of calibers means you can continue to feed some of your guns something.

Of course, if you have a stockpile of ammo or reloading components, you aren't affected regardless; you can just "ride it out".
Trent,
.22, 12 ga., .308 and 9mm/.45 acp are the most available for the immediate future and if you have a realistic stock of these calibers you have your bases covered and an excellent barter commodity if Obama/Fed Chairman Bernanke's programs don't pan out.
Good luck with your 'esoteric' calibers...

Stantdm
September 19, 2012, 02:21 AM
I too have just reviewed my inventory......

.22 on the small end
12 ga. on the large end.
a bunch inbetween.

Warp
September 19, 2012, 02:29 AM
.22lr

12 gauge

5.56x45
.30-06
7.62x54R

.38spl
.357 mag
9x19
.45ACP

Pete D.
September 19, 2012, 03:14 AM
I don't have a caliber collection as such.....I do have and do reload for than forty cartridges. Those cartridges span a caliber spread from 0.223" to 0.510".

Questions: If and when you buy ammo, do you ask for a box of calibers? If you reload, do you reload a box of calibers?
When you load a magazine or a cylinder, do you load with six, seven, thirteen calibers?
Cartridge is a nice word.

Pete

SouthernYankee
September 19, 2012, 09:04 AM
Funny, when I was younger I wanted at least one of everything, and still do! But, as I have aged, getting to the other-side of 60, I have found myself becoming far more pragmatic. As such, my kids have become the beneficiaries of my shift. I went from: .17HMR, .22s-l-lr, .25, .380, 9mm, .38, .357, .40, .44mag, .45, .50, .223/5.56, .243, .308, .30 -.30, .410ga, .28ga, .20ga, .16ga., and I had multiples of many.
Since my consolidation: .17HMR, .22s-l-lr, 9mm, .357, .45, .223/5.56, 28ga, 16ga & 12ga.
A smaller more practical mix I believe.

Chevelle SS
September 19, 2012, 09:58 AM
22
223
30.06
8mm
338 Win magnum
7.62x39
22 magnum
38 special
357 magnum
45acp
44 magnum
303 British
12ga
16ga
20ga

Ryanxia
September 19, 2012, 03:05 PM
I'm not going to bother trying to list them all but among them;

7.62x54r
5.56/.223
9mm
.45 ACP
.25 ACP
.32 ACP
.22 of course
12, 16, 20 gauges
.30-30
.380
.40 S&W
.357 magnum

BearGriz
September 19, 2012, 10:06 PM
I do have and do reload for [more] than forty cartridges...Cartridge is a nice word.

It's all semantics. If you are talking about types of cartridges, then that makes sense. If you just say "cartridges, " then perhaps you only have the materials for about 40 cartridges (rounds/bullets) total/period (all of the 40 total cartridges being 9mm, for example). I'm sure you meant varieties of cartridges.

You could also say "varieties of ammunition," "types of rounds," etc. I agree that "caliber" is a limited term that designates the diameter of the projectile (in inches)...but we all understood the OP.

Warp
September 19, 2012, 10:42 PM
It's all semantics. If you are talking about types of cartridges, then that makes sense. If you just say "cartridges, " then perhaps you only have the materials for about 40 cartridges (rounds/bullets) total/period (all of the 40 total cartridges being 9mm, for example). I'm sure you meant varieties of cartridges.

You could also say "varieties of ammunition," "types of rounds," etc. I agree that "caliber" is a limited term that designates the diameter of the projectile (in inches)...but we all understood the OP.

That we do.

Pete D.
September 19, 2012, 10:52 PM
We all understood the OP
Yes. I understood him too.
Minor hijack here - the using caliber in place of cartridge is a pet peeve of mine. Here we have a forum of guys who make a habit of precision - measuring powder charges to the tenth of a grain, group sizes to three decimal places, and all kinds of esoteric info about various firearms and ammunition and they will not take the care to use the right word (at least in this instance).
Pete

henrifirstman
September 19, 2012, 10:58 PM
7.62x54r
40 s&w

...in time.

Don357
September 20, 2012, 12:27 AM
.22lr-2 rifles and 1 revolver
.380acp-1 pistol
9mm Para-2 pistols
.38spl/.357mag-1 revolver
.308/7.62x51-1 rifle
7.62x54R-1 rifle
7.92x57/8mm Mauser(.323 cal)-1 rifle
.44-1 BP revolver
.45acp-2 pistols
.54-1 BP rifle
12ga-1 pump

That's all for now, but more WILL come!

chez323
September 20, 2012, 01:30 AM
12 gauge
30-06
30-30
45-70
5.56
7.62x39
22
38/357 magnum
44 magnum
9mm
45 acp
357 sig

maskedman504
September 20, 2012, 05:53 AM
.22 lr
.32 auto
.32 H&R magnum (2)
9x18 (4)
.357 mag/.38 spl
.40
.45 acp
.45 lc/.410 (3)
5.56x45
7.62x39 (3)
.30-30
.300 WSM
12 gauge (3)

Unfortunately, my mutiple handguns of the same caliber seem to be in bizarro calibers.

OARNGESI
September 20, 2012, 05:57 AM
5.45x39
223
308
762x39
12 gauge
20 gauge
22lr
25acp
32acp
380
9mm
40s/w
45acp
38
357mag
357 sig
and coming soon 5.7x28

rugerman
September 20, 2012, 08:59 PM
Handgun-22,22mag,.380,9mm,30 carb, 38/357,41 mag, 44 mag, 45 acp & colt Rifle-22,9mm,38/357,.270,7mm mag,30-30,44 mag, 45-70 Shotgun 20 & 12 ga. Black powder 44 rifles & pistol 20 ga sxs black powder shotgun.

P5 Guy
September 21, 2012, 06:06 PM
22LR, 9mm, 38/357, 44SPL, .30'06, 7.62x39, .303, 7.92x57.

thorazine
September 21, 2012, 08:06 PM
Modest compared to some,

.45ACP
9X19MM
.357MAG
.22LR
.223
12G
20G

I might add a .308 in the future.

bsheets20061
September 22, 2012, 02:58 AM
17hmr
22lr
22magnum
25acp
.32acp
.380 acp
9mm
40 caliber
45acp
.38
.357
45lc
.410
20 gauge
12 gauge
.223/5.56
30-30
243 wssm
7.62x51
7.62x54
7.5x55
8x57
50bmg

I think that's all of them

Bobson
September 22, 2012, 03:04 AM
12 gauge
9mm

Less is more, IMO. :p Keep it simple - the fewer calibers, and the fewer manuals of arms, the better.

garyhan
September 22, 2012, 06:14 AM
Rifle: .17 hm2, .17 hmr, .17 fireball, .22 lr, .22wrm, 5.7x28, .22 hornet, .223, ..22/250, .243, .25-35, .25-06, .257 wby mag, 6.5 arisaka, 6.5x55, .260 rem, .30 carbine. .30/30, .30-40 krag, .308, .30-06, 308 norma mag, 7.5x55, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, .303 british, 7.65 arg mauser, .310 cadet, .32-20, 8x57, .338 win mag, .450-400 nitro express, .45/70.

Pistol: .256 win mag, .30 mauser, 7.62 tokarev, 7.62 nagant, .32-20, .357 mag, .38s&w, 9mm luger, 9mm makarov, .44mag, .45acp, .45 colt, .455 webley

Shotgun: .410 ga, 20 ga, 12 ga

Muzzleloader: .36, .44, .54, .58.

Apologies to any I've forgotten.

gary:confused:

parsimonious_instead
September 22, 2012, 08:49 AM
My calibers aren't anything special, but what I did with them...
I arranged .22 LR, 9x18 Makarov, 9mm Parabellum, .45 ACP, 7.62x25 Tokarev, .38 Special, .45 Colt, .357, .30 Carbine, 7.62x39, .223, 7.62x54R, .30-06 and .50 BMG (casing only) in size order, ascending, right to left.
I videotaped a slow right-to-left pan of the arrangement, then zoomed in on a postcard of a cruise ship, then I cut to a reveal of the actual ship I was aboard for a cruise last year.
The music I used: "Theme from Moulin Rouge" by Percy Faith - it begins with a slow instrumental "climb" which I timed with the camera shot.
I posted the video on a forum for people to discuss cruise vacations - the reactions pretty quickly sorted out the non-shooters from the shooters! :)

Manny
September 22, 2012, 09:56 AM
12 gauge
9mm

Less is more, IMO. :p Keep it simple - the fewer calibers, and the fewer manuals of arms, the better.
AMEN!!!! I may not want to get as lean as your inventory, but I share your sentiment. My pistols are 9mm Glocks, revolvers with one exception are DA Rugers, shotguns are 12ga, .22's are 10/22's. It may be kinda boring to some, but especially in defensive weapons I want the simplest manual of arms possible.

Trent
September 22, 2012, 10:08 AM
Trent,
.22, 12 ga., .308 and 9mm/.45 acp are the most available for the immediate future and if you have a realistic stock of these calibers you have your bases covered and an excellent barter commodity if Obama/Fed Chairman Bernanke's programs don't pan out.
Good luck with your 'esoteric' calibers...

Yeah, there's a point to be had there. Back in 2008 I sold off a case of 45ACP to a guy in Florida on Gunbroker for $500 (1000 rounds, my cost was 6.28 per box / 50). I quadrupled my money, and I smiled all the way to the bank. We all remember the great ammo run of '08. No primers for reloading. No common calibers available at ANY cost after awhile. Just ... Nothing.

Some greedy hoarders like me made out pretty damn good. But, I had an excuse, I had an FFL, making money was the whole idea, and I happened to have over 250,000 rounds of ammo on hand when the "great run of '08" started. I waited for months watching prices climb, and finally unloaded it all on gunbroker - spent three weeks doing nothing but shipping ammo, even pulled one of my network engineers and a programmer off my other company to help load & ship boxes.

Anyway, point being, not everyone keeps a "realistic stock."

Those 1,000 rounds of 45 I made a mint off of? When the check showed up I found it was a police department, and smiled a bit less. A lot less, actually. Good business, sure, but the whole ordeal left a bad taste in my mouth. Everyone panicked and I profited.

Back to calibers though;

For a while you couldn't get ANY of the common ammo. Period. Factories were backed up MILLIONS of rounds in production - they couldn't keep up with demand; took almost a year before ammo started flowing freely again.

Suddenly GroupThink kicked in and everyone with a gun became a hoarder overnight.

Yet you could find oddball crap the whole time!

7.62x54R? Sure. 8mm? Sure. 7.62x25? Yup. 270 Winchester? Sure! 300 Shooting Times Westerner? Box right here, partner.

I had an easier time finding 50 BMG than I did 9mm. :)

7.62x39? No. 5.56 NATO? No. 9mm? No. 45 ACP? No.

Once the ammo was gone, the components were gone too. Couldn't find brass. Couldn't find primers. Couldn't find projectiles. I remember having to order SWC bullets for my 45 ACP semi's because it was ALL that I could find, anywhere, at any price. No FMJ, no HP, nothing.

And we screwed ourselves over with our GroupThink. Permanently, probably.

Because the prices have NEVER returned to where they were. Wholesale cost on 45ACP? A damn sight higher than the 6.28 a box I was paying in 2006-7. 7.62x39? Can't get 1,000 rounds of wolf for $59 anymore, can you?

All it took was one event for the smart folks at wolf to say "Look, these dumb Americans are paying $300 for a case of ammo on Gunbroker! And we've been selling it for $40 a case wholesale!"

It doesn't cost them much more to produce it or import it than it did in 2008. Copper spot prices are LOWER right now than it was in the summer of 2008.

Those factories in Russia crank it out 24/7. But now THEY are laughing all the way to the bank.

Anyway I'm going to go get my morning coffee and calm down now.

Here we are in 2012, and ammo prices STILL tick me off.

PT92
September 22, 2012, 01:01 PM
It seems as though I know of two types of people in terms of the ammo they purchase/stock/use:

1) the typical sportsman (hunter, shooter, collector) that may have a variety of different calibers in their respective repertoires and the chips (calibers) fall where they may according to what may suite their fancy at any particular moment

2) the prepper (the guy who focuses on a few specific calibers with a defined objective in his mind, perhaps Armageddon :eek:)) whereby he may have K's of those said calibers

I'm sure this is a broad overview but it is what have personally observed (though the thread seems to be all over the place :confused:).

-Cheers

Gtimothy
September 22, 2012, 02:51 PM
5.56x45/.223
.308/7.62x51 NATO
7.62x39
30-06
12 gauge
16 gauge
.410 gauge
22lr
380acp
9mm
45acp
38spl
357mag

Reload for all except the rimfire and shotguns.

Formula94
September 22, 2012, 07:57 PM
10 ga
12 ga
16 ga
20 ga
.22
7.62
7mm rem mag
300 win mag
30-30
.38
.357
25acp
32acp
9mm
45acp

justice06rr
September 22, 2012, 09:39 PM
Currently:

5.56NATO/.223
300AAC Blackout
7.62x54R
12ga

Bobson
September 23, 2012, 02:24 AM
40 caliber
Its funny how people refer to .40S&W as "40 caliber" or "40 cal." I've never heard anyone do that with any other caliber, but it seems like most people do it with .40.

Any ideas why?

savanahsdad
September 23, 2012, 02:37 AM
Its funny how people refer to .40S&W as "40 caliber" or "40 cal." I've never heard anyone do that with any other caliber, but it seems like most people do it with .40.

Any ideas why?
I'd guess it is because they don't own a S&W there "40cal" is a XD or glock or ruger or ,,,,, I think everyone makes one now so they just dont say 40S&W, don't forget 9mm Luger is just 9mm now

savanahsdad
September 23, 2012, 02:42 AM
almost forgot my list

long guns- there are 10cal's there

hand guns -there 6cal's there

shotguns- there 3ga's there

yep I'm that lazy :neener:

bigfatdave
September 23, 2012, 11:36 AM
Its funny how people refer to .40S&W as "40 caliber" or "40 cal." I've never heard anyone do that with any other caliber, but it seems like most people do it with .40.I think it is a function of two things:
1 - adding the wrong brand name for your autoblaster9000 is confusing
2 - people like round numbers

presented as evidence, "50 cal" and "30 cal" are commonly spoken, much like "40 cal"

theautobahn
September 23, 2012, 11:42 AM
I don't understand the point of listing all of the guns that you own on the internet.

That was my first thought too, but if you chose to spend the time searching someone's posts, you could probably get a more specific idea of what they own that way, anyway.

Its funny how people refer to .40S&W as "40 caliber" or "40 cal." I've never heard anyone do that with any other caliber, but it seems like most people do it with .40.

Any ideas why?

I assume you mean that they shorten it from it's full name?

Some others I hear / use commonly:

".50 cal" (could be muzzleloader or more likely .50 BMG)
"10 mil" / "10 millimeter"
".22" (the ubiquitous .22lr)
".357"
".44"
".38"

Pretty much any shotgun shell:
".410"
"12 gauge"
"20 gauge"
etc, etc, etc.

TennJed
September 23, 2012, 03:20 PM
Its funny how people refer to .40S&W as "40 caliber" or "40 cal." I've never heard anyone do that with any other caliber, but it seems like most people do it with .40.

Any ideas why?

40 s&w sounds funny when saying out loud. My 40 Smith & Wesson Ruger sounds even worse

bigfatdave
September 23, 2012, 03:59 PM
You're pronouncing it wrong... It is "fowddy"
As in "this is a glock fowddy"

Deltaboy
September 23, 2012, 04:34 PM
22
38
40 cal
12 gauge
20 gauge
410
30-06

Lonestar49
September 23, 2012, 04:37 PM
...

Long guns
12ga
20ga
22lr
6mm

Short guns
45
40
9mm

click clack
September 23, 2012, 04:41 PM
.22lr, .223, 9mm, .357/38, .308, 12ga.... Short n sweet. Hopefully a .45 coming soon though :cool:

WardenWolf
September 23, 2012, 04:45 PM
.22 LR (Ruger 10/22 and Ruger Mark III Hunter 22/45)
.223 (Saiga .223 and Golani)
7.62x25 (Romanian Tokarev)
7.62x39 (Romanian SKS and Saiga SGL-21 AK-47)
7.62x54R (Mosin Nagant M91/30 and Romanian PSL)
8mm Mauser (German and Turkish Mausers)
9x18 Makarov (Bulgarian Makarov, Polish P-64, Hungarian PA-63)
.45 ACP (Ruger P90 and Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical)
20 Gauge (Winchester 1300 XTS)
12 Gauge (Russian Saiga 12)

Why yes, I do like AK-based actions. The Winchester 1300 20 gauge has largely been retired and replaced with the Saiga 12. It was just too heavy and slow for my needs (quail hunting in scrub brush).

stageman
September 23, 2012, 04:45 PM
.22lr
.25acp
.45acp
8mm Mauser

Chad03109
September 23, 2012, 05:49 PM
22lr
22 mag
9 mm
40 s&w
7.62x25 tokarev
45 acp
45 colt
454 casull
223
410 20 12 gauge
Think thats it for now more to come.

jonw
September 23, 2012, 05:56 PM
Six pages of replies and not ONE picture.........:(
I like pictures! :D

06
September 23, 2012, 06:04 PM
Load 36 calibers & 2 shot shells but only have a single shot 22 rimfire.

22250Rem
September 23, 2012, 06:33 PM
22 short, long & long rifle 25 ACP
16 gauge 38 Spl.
12 gauge 357 Mag.
22 Hornet 9mm Luger
22-250 44 Mag.
25-06
6.5x55
7x57
7mm-08
30-30
308
30-06
7.62x39
7.62x54R
303 British
8x57

Legionnaire
September 23, 2012, 11:11 PM
I've done some consolidating:

.22LR
.22WMR
.223
.243
.308
.30-06
.380ACP
9mm
.357 Mag
.40 S&W
.44 Spl
.44 Mag
.45 Colt
20 Gauge
12 Gauge

MCgunner
September 23, 2012, 11:20 PM
Rifles

.22
.22WMR
.38/.357
7.62x39
8x57
.308 Winchester
.257 Roberts
7mm Rem Mag
.50 caliber (caplock)

Handguns

.22
.22 WMR
.22 percussion
.31 percussion
.44 percussion
.38 Special
.357 magnum
9x19mm
9x18mm
.380ACP
.45ACP
.45 Colt
.30-30 Winchester
.45 Colt/.410 shot shell
7mm TCU

Shotguns

12 gauge
20 gauge
16 gauge
10 gauge

captain awesome
September 24, 2012, 12:04 AM
let see....
22Lr
7.62 x 39
308
30/06
300 Win mag
338 Win mag
338 Lapua
450 Marlin
38 special
357 mag
10 mm
41 mag
44 mag
445 super mag
45 colt
45 acp
480 Ruger
500 mag
410 shotgun
12 gauge
and I reload for all but the 22 and 7.62 x39.


still need;
204 ruger
225 winchester
25/06
6.8 SPC II
270
7.62 x 54
378 weatherby
458 Lott
454 Casull
460 S&W
475 Linebaugh
410 GNR
50 beowolf
50 BMG
20mm vulcan.

Trent
September 24, 2012, 12:56 AM
let see....

still need;
20mm vulcan.

I'll go halfsies. :)

The military gets all the cool toys.

PS: Annnnd.... Damn, man, you got all the bases covered. :)

Calibre44
September 24, 2012, 04:16 AM
12 guage
.22LR
.44 Magnum
.303
.177
.36 and .44 for Black Powder pistols

56hawk
September 25, 2012, 10:46 PM
Six pages of replies and not ONE picture.........:(
I like pictures! :D

How's this?

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Rembrandt
September 25, 2012, 10:51 PM
A few of the pistol calibers....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/safeshelf1.jpg

Bio-Chem
September 25, 2012, 10:59 PM
12 Gauge
.444
325 WSM
.30-06
.308

.45 X2
.44
.40
.357
9mm

Ian Johnson
September 25, 2012, 11:03 PM
.22
.17 hmr
9mm
.303 british
.270 win
.308 win
7.62x54r
410 ga
20ga
12ga

27hand
September 25, 2012, 11:08 PM
.22
9mm
.38
.357 mag
.357 sig
.40
.41
.44
.45
5.56
7X57
30-30
30.06
7.62X39
7.62X51
.300 WM

12 ga
20 ga

Inebriated
September 26, 2012, 01:42 AM
FINALLY added .30-06 yesterday! After years of missing it, I finally decided to put a couple projects on hold and just get it.

7.62x39
.30-06 Springfield
.243 Winchester
9mm Parabellum
.45 ACP
.22 Long Rifle
.22 Short
12 Gauge

At this point, I'm happy with my current caliber selection. I've still got an urge for 10mm, and I'd love .45-70, but I'm so happy having consolidated, it'll probably be a while.

il.bill
September 26, 2012, 02:35 AM
.177, .22, .22LR, .25 ACP, .32 ACP, .38 SPL, 9x19mm LUGER, .357 MAGNUM, 9x18mm MAKAROV, .45 ACP (would like to add .380 next, and then a 10mm)

7.62X39, 7.62x54R (would like to add .30-06 next)

20 GAUGE (would like to add 12 GAUGE next)

Calibre44
September 26, 2012, 03:05 AM
Six pages of replies and not ONE picture.........
I like pictures!
here's a few:
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/woodsy_2008/Guns/misc008.jpg

powder
September 26, 2012, 04:15 AM
WHy would I tell complete strangers the contents of my collection?

No, I'm not papranoid: I see no reason to tell the world what's in my basket.

Inebriated
September 26, 2012, 12:58 PM
Why even post if that's what you want to say?

northwoods99
September 26, 2012, 01:17 PM
410 gauge
20 gauge
16 gauge
12 gauge

22 rimfire
243
250 savage
25-06
7-30 waters
284 winchester
270 winchester
270 titus savage
308
300 savage
303 savage
358
30-06
357 magnum
44 magnum

and coming soon 350 maine guide

Kyle M.
September 26, 2012, 01:20 PM
.375 H&H
12 gauge
.410 gauge
.54 cal. blackpowder
.75 cal. blackpowder

Legionnaire
September 26, 2012, 01:24 PM
I like the pictures. I'm going to have to do that ... maybe this weekend.

7thCavScout
September 26, 2012, 01:32 PM
.410 gauge
12 gauge
.22 long rifle
.17 hmr
.30 Carbine
5.56
7.62x39
308 Win
9mm
45 ACP
.38 Special
.380 ACP

bldsmith
September 27, 2012, 12:48 AM
12g x 2
.22lr 1 bolt, 1 semi auto, 1 pistol
.22 mag
38/.357 1 snub, 1 carbine
9mm, 3 pistols 1 carbine
.45 acp 2 pistols 1 carbine
44 mag
5.56/.223 1 bolt 1 ar15
.308 win 1 bolt 2 ar10
.338 win mag

JTHunter
September 27, 2012, 01:22 AM
2 - 12 ga. shottys - pump & SxS
2 - .22 LR rifles
1 - .22 Mag rifle
1 - .243 rifle
1 - AK47

1 - .22 LR/Mag revolver
1 - .25 ACP
1 - .32 ACP (~85 y.o.)
1 - .380 ACP
1 - .38 (not sure if is .38 Sp. or .38 Long Colt - ~95 y.o.)
1 - .32-20 revolver

Will eventually inherit another .22 LR rifle and a .38 Sp. snubbie.

Mr.357Sig
September 27, 2012, 02:04 AM
I have a boolet or two.

Ignition Override
September 27, 2012, 02:37 AM
Calibre44:

What sort of cannon round is at the far left?

bracer
September 27, 2012, 07:43 AM
Caliber::That is the dimeter of the bore of a firearm. 17, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27,28,30,33,35 and 41 caliber are the ones I have had, I have guns that one can cast 20, 16, 12, and 10 lead round ball from a pound of lead to fire in the bore of the gun but I dont know the caliber of the guns except the .410 shotgun which I dont have. Guage , the number of round lead balls from a pound of lead. ==Some have listed a fine group of cartridges and shot shells that can be fired from their firearms.

Pete D.
September 28, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Caliber::That is the dimeter of the bore of a firearm. 17, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27,28,30,33,35 and 41 caliber are the ones I have had, I have guns that one can cast 20, 16, 12, and 10 lead round ball from a pound of lead to fire in the bore of the gun but I dont know the caliber of the guns except the .410 shotgun which I dont have. Guage , the number of round lead balls from a pound of lead. ==Some have listed a fine group of cartridges and shot shells that can be fired from their firearms.


Yep. As it turns out, though, you are spinning your wheels. See my post #92.
Good enough is the enemy of excellence.

Pete

Q-Tip
September 28, 2012, 03:29 PM
I have the only four calibers any Gun Loving American should IMHO,

.45 ACP- SIG TAC OPS 1911
.223/5.56- Bravo Company/Spikes Tactical AR15
7.62x39mm-Norinco NHM-91 RPK variant Ak47
12 guage- Remington 887 Nitro Mag tactical

As far as ammo that i have,well that is a different story as of last count (several months ago) I have over 23 calibers represented in my storage, many of which i have never owned a gun to shoot them. From 17hmr to 243 laupua and 6.5x284 and much more

Calibre44
September 30, 2012, 03:19 PM
Ignition Overridge wrote:Calibre44:

What sort of cannon round is at the far left?

It's a 30x113B, a round for the M230 "chain gun" on Apache Helicopters and revolver cannon on many European fighters.

Pilot
September 30, 2012, 03:35 PM
I've got many of the common ones, but here are a few that you don't see as much.

8MM Mauser
.303 British
7.5 French
7.65 MAS (.32 French Long)

Friendly, Don't Fire!
September 30, 2012, 03:40 PM
My collection of calibers looks like a lottery ticket. Maybe I should play the numbers, although, I don't gamble. ;)

Friendly, Don't Fire!
September 30, 2012, 03:42 PM
I don't have a caliber collection as such.....I do have and do reload for than forty cartridges. Those cartridges span a caliber spread from 0.223" to 0.510".

Questions: If and when you buy ammo, do you ask for a box of calibers? If you reload, do you reload a box of calibers?
When you load a magazine or a cylinder, do you load with six, seven, thirteen calibers?
Cartridge is a nice word.

Pete
Forty cartridges per box?
I thought the boxes hold 50 cartridges!


>>Just Kidding<<

skywalkrNCSU
September 30, 2012, 04:27 PM
.22lr, 9mm, .45 ACP, .357 mag, .223/5.56, .308, 7.63x39, 12 gauge, 20 gauge

I try to stick with the four basics, 9mm, 45, .223, and .308. I feel everyone should have a .22 and the .357 mag is because I just wanted a wheel gun. The 7.62 is an SKS I have never shot and dont even have ammo for. My dad got it for me when the old AWB was about to be passed so ill always keep it, just don't feel the desire to go shoot it with all my other toys. (He has one too and I have shot it)

I don't typically include shotguns because I don't like shooting them but have them for hunting and defense purposes.

I doubt I will ever add another caliber to the list, I don't want to have to reload for anything else and I can easily satisfy all my needs and wants with what I have listed.

pharmer
September 30, 2012, 09:45 PM
.22lr, 9mm, .45Colt/.45 ACP, .38spl/.357 mag, .223/5.56, .308/7.62x51 , 12 gauge. Joe

pockets
October 1, 2012, 12:31 PM
I do not collect calibers.
.

TennJed
October 1, 2012, 01:54 PM
I do not collect calibers.
.

Then why post in a thread about caliber collections?

BurntPizza
October 1, 2012, 04:26 PM
My collection is pretty small at the moment. Currently I have 22lr, 40 S&W, 357 Sig, 7.62x54mmR, and 12 gauge. I also have an old break action 32 S&W but since its over a century old I wouldn't trust it to fire so I haven't purchased any ammunition for it.

Arkansas Paul
October 1, 2012, 06:00 PM
Just added .38 Special last week. And I'm lovin it. :)

Pete D.
October 3, 2012, 10:49 AM
Some cartridges in my collection:
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/3CDEF595-EDB6-49BB-AEE5-005AD900CC92-318-0000016763859E92-1.jpg

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/5cf1f29c.jpg

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/5070750.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/RimfireCarts.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/Nagantbrass.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/44BulldogsJPG.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/caseplastic.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/ProofsFull.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/Cases2.jpg
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr287/PeteDoyle/Cases3.jpg
Enough for now.

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