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Old February 16, 2014, 05:32 AM   #576
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I have an Austrian made, Steyr-Mannilicher 8x56R "straight pull" bolt rifle with ammo that carries the NAZI eagle on the headstamp! It's a VERY potent round...even though the stuff was loaded in 1938!
My calibers are quite limited simply because over the years I've become "militarized" like so many and tend to collect military caliber guns.
So I have 5.56, 7.62, .30'06, 7.62x54R, 7.62x39, 5.45x39, 8x56R, .460 S&W, .500 S&W, 9mm, .45ACP, 10mm, .380ACP, .32 ACP, .22 LR (bazillions), 7.62 Nagant, .38spl, .44spl....
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Old February 16, 2014, 03:11 PM   #577
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Location: USA
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Currently owned


22 LR
223 Rem
30-30 Win
308 Win
338 Win Mag


22 LR
9mm Parabellum
40 S&W
10mm Auto
44 Mag


12 Ga.

New chamberings planned to be soon acquired (funds already allocated, just looking for the right deal)


7mm Rem Mag
A 300 Mag (either Win Mag or Weatherby)
338-378 Weatherby
A 375 H&H or 378 Weatherby
An over .400 African caliber (either 416 Rem Mag, 458 Lott or 460 Weatherby)


Possibly a 357 Mag
460 S&W or 500 S&W
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Old February 16, 2014, 05:59 PM   #578
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Fewer calibers, more ammo

30 carbine
45 ACP

It's hard to believe isn't it?

It makes reloading and stacking ammo to the ceiling much easier.
You're not hunting rabbits down on the farm son, now
Secure that weapon!

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Old February 16, 2014, 08:42 PM   #579
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.22 pellet rifle
.22 WMR (will probably sell due to costly ammo)
.223 Rem/5.56NATO
.30-06 Sprg

That's all the rifle calibers I'll ever need around here. I do want a .458 SOCOM upper though... and maybe a .300 Blackout

Pistol... just a 9mm.

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Old February 17, 2014, 01:49 AM   #580
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6.5X55mm Swede
12 Bore O/U
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Old March 13, 2014, 12:28 AM   #581
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Location: Southern Nevada
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A better question...

Actually, a better question might be: "Do you own more than one rifle in any one caliber and if so, why?" .22s don't count, of course. I think I've currently got:
22LR (4)
.218 Bee (1)
.223 (x2)
.257 Roberts (1)
.270 Win (2)
7x57R (1)
.30 Car (1)
.30 US [30-40 Krag] (1)
.300 Win Mag (1)
Excuses: The .223s are AR actions, and I have two because I got a deal on LMT premium lowers so cheap that the shipping, background check and dealer transfer fee were almost as much as one lower. Like Janet Napolitano said about her ammunition buys, "It was on SALE!"
I have my father's Remington 721 in .270 Win, and it would be hard to find a better rifle in that caliber, but a local sporting goods chain store was closing and had a Browning BLR takedown in the same caliber for less than half the current MSRP. It just looked so lonely there in the rack, like that last puppy in the litter that nobody wanted, and it followed me home.
Then there are the pistols:
5mm Rem
.32 ACP
.22/.22 WRM
.32 S&W
9mm Para
.40 S&W
.44 Rem Mag
.442 Webley
.45 LC
...and the shotguns:
20 ga.
16 ga.
12 ga.
11 ga.
10 ga.
The last two are retired, the 10 gauge because of age and wear and the 11 gauge because I don't even know anyone who's actually seen an 11 gauge cartridge, so they shouldn't really count. And the 16 gauge is my wife's and shouldn't be held against me, along with the 7x57R, which is the third barrel on that odd beast.

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Old March 13, 2014, 07:14 AM   #582
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Less is more

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Old March 13, 2014, 07:46 AM   #583
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9mm Luger
38 Special
40 SW
45 Colt
45 ACP
.223 Rem
300 Win Mag
358 Win
9.3x62 Mauser
45-70 Gov't
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Old July 14, 2014, 07:37 PM   #584
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20 vartarg
22 long range /long/short
222 remington
223 remington
22-250 remington ackley improved
243 winchester
25-06 remington
6.5 creedmoor
270 winchester
7mm-08 reminton
7mm mauser
30-30 winchester
32 winchester special
45-70 govenrment
38 special
44 remington mag

a few i have shot with and killed deer and varmints with
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Old July 15, 2014, 12:45 AM   #585
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22lr x 8
.256 win mag
.270 win
7-30waters (contender)
357 mag
44 mag
Another 44 mag (contender)
20ga x2
12ga x3
.45 smokepole
.50 smokepole
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