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Old August 5, 2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Whats your caliber footprint?

How many different calibers do you own? If you own many different calibers, is there a reason, other than collecting? I currently own rifles in 6 different calibers:

.22
.223
7.62x39
.30-30
6.5x55
.30-06

I dont use the .30-30 other than a truck gun. If I really wanted to I could eliminate that, and put my AK in my truck. But the .30-30 was my Dad's, so its place is safe & sound in my arsenal. I dont need my AR's. But they're just so darned fun to shoot, and my 16" A3 lives on the side of my bed. Why do I own a 6.5 Swede, you ask? I dont know, honestly. I shoot it at the range, I once thought of replacing my .30-06, which is my go-to-deer gun, with it. But that'll never happen; Im a guy that doesnt like to fix what aint broke.

Honestly, I could eliminate 3 calibers from my arsenal, lowering my overall "caliber footprint" to 3 different rifle cartridges. Thus making ammo purchases easy. What about you.?
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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.22lr
6.5x55
7.62x54r

Thats it.
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:22 PM   #3
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In order of use:

5.56/.223
7.62x39
.45 ACP
.50BEO
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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I'm a collector myself. Some calibers I have a dozen + in!!!!


.17 HMR
.22 LR
.22 WMR
5.45x39mm
5.56x45mm
7.62x25mm
7.62x39mm
7.62x51mm
7.62x54R
7.5x54
7.5x55
.35 Rem.
8mm
9x18mm
9x19mm
.38 Spl.
.38 S&W
.40 S&W
.44 Mag.
.45 ACP
.410
12 ga.
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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Let's see:

.22s/l/lr
.270
7.62x39
30-06
.303
.308
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:39 PM   #6
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.22LR (2)
.223/5.56 (1)
.243 Win (1)
.30-06 (1)

that pretty much covers the present rifle collection.
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:40 PM   #7
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22lr,223,7.62x39,308,40/65 and 45/70
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:41 PM   #8
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22lr
7.62X39 [no longer available to me
12GA
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:44 PM   #9
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.22 LR
.22 Magnum
.223
.410
12 Gauge
.357 Magnum
.38 Special
7.62x54R
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:44 PM   #10
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7.62x51mm
7.62x39mm
5.56x45mm
12 Gauge
.45 ACP
.40 S&W
9mm
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:45 PM   #11
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.22lr
.223.
12 gauge
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:50 PM   #12
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22lr
5.56
7.62x39
30 30
308
30 06
444
45 70
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Old August 5, 2008, 08:50 PM   #13
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My collection goes from handgun to rifle to shotgun
Starting at handgun
.32 (PPK)
.44 Magnum (Ruger blackhawk)
.45 1911
then to rifle
.177 Silent but deadly varmit 1600fps (Ruger)
.22lr survival (Henry)
.308 hunting (Remington model 7)
7.62x54r cheap high power training - (91/30 Mosin + M44 carbine)
12ga over & under and an Autoloader (Baretta & Franchi)
I practice across all the ranges.

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Old August 5, 2008, 09:24 PM   #14
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Long Guns:
.22lr
.223
30-06
300WSM
12g

handguns:
.22lr
380acp
9mm
.40s&w
357sig
460MAG S&W
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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Lookie here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=378831
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:30 PM   #16
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.22lr handguns and rifle
.22 mag. handgun
.22 Hornet Contender handgun
.357 mag. 1875 Remington (Uberti)
.36 caliber 1861 Colt Navy (Uberti)
.44 mag. SBH
.243 Rem. VLS
30/30 Contender handgun and Marlin 336

.410 ga.
20 ga.

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Old August 5, 2008, 09:30 PM   #17
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Darn, some of you guys have got me beat.

.22lr
.223
7.62x39
7.62x54R
30-06
7.5 Swiss
.308
.32 ACP
8mm
.380
.40 S&W
11mm Murata
30 gauge
12 gauge

If you include airguns,
.177
.20
.22
.25

I think that's it, but I might have skipped one.
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:35 PM   #18
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.22lr
.40
.223
.25-06
.270
.308
.300 Win Mag
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:36 PM   #19
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22 LR
380acp
38 Special
38 SS&W
357 mag
44 mag
10mm auto
45acp

22 Hornet
223 (5.56)
6.5x55
7x57
7.5x55 Swiss
300 Savage
30 WCF (30-30)
30-06
38-55
375H&H
8x57
405Win
35 Rem
10.4x54 Swiss
458 Win Mag
(may be another 375, or possibly a 416 Rigby later this week)
45-70

.177 airguns

410 bore
28 ga
20 a
16 ga
12 ga

Too darn many but fun
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:48 PM   #20
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For hunting/shooting, I use 22LR (small game), 223 Rem. (varmits) and 308 Win. (pigs and deer). For "collecting" I have 270 Win., 30-30 and 30-06 Springfield. I have done some hunting with the 270 Win., which is a good all around caliber for the game most commonly found here.
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Old August 5, 2008, 09:54 PM   #21
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70+ firearms in 50+ calibers, because I didn't have them before.
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Old August 5, 2008, 10:03 PM   #22
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.22LR - Small Game
.44 Mag - Deer in East (Brushland)
7.62x39 - Deer (wife's)
.30-40 Krag - Deer & Elk, short to medium range.
.300 Win Mag - Elk, Deer out West (long range)
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Old August 5, 2008, 10:12 PM   #23
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22lr
22mag
.223
.30 carbine
.357 mag
.44 mag
7x57 Mauser
7.62 NATO
7.62 x 39
.30-06
.35 Whelen
Pistols:
22lr
.38
.357
9mm
.40
.45 ACP
.44 Mag
Shotguns:
.410
28 ga
20 ga
16 ga
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Old August 5, 2008, 10:22 PM   #24
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.223
.6.5 X 55
.44
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Old August 5, 2008, 10:24 PM   #25
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.22lr
5.56
7mm rem mag
12ga.
.30-30
7.62x39
.30-06
8x57
7.62x54r
.22wmr
9x19
.357
.38spl

And some arisaka that is beat up and don't know what it shoots...it came in a bunch of guns I bought for a very very low price so I took it.
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