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Old August 7, 2008, 04:15 PM   #101
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Rifles

22lr
223
22-250
243
260
270
7.62x39
30-06
.54 muzzleloader

Dad's rifle list has all the above, as well as:

17hmr
204 Ruger
222 Rem
240 Wtby Mag
7mm Rem Mag
30-30
308
45/70
50cal muzzleloader

I have .380, 9mm, 38 Spec and 40SW handguns.

Dad has all those, plus 22LR, 357 Mag, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45ACP, 500 SW
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Old August 7, 2008, 04:44 PM   #102
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Caliber footprint

Small
Ruger 10/22
AR15 24" Varmint Barrel
AR15 16" two legged varmint barrel

Medium
270 Win my go to guy

Large {to me}
7mm RUM CDL nicely engraved

HandGuns
38 the wifes don't piss her off she's a really good shot
22 again the wifes see above
380 Berretta
45 1911a1 Colt Commander my pig gun

ShotGuns
870 first bird gun
1187 latest bird gun

That's bout it for now !
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Old August 7, 2008, 04:53 PM   #103
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I'll just say it's a lot. Too many in fact. However, I *have* in the last 7 years, in an attempt at simplification, managed to eliminate these calibers from the herd:

-.30-30 Win
-.32 acp
-.380 acp
-7mm Rem Mag
-.40 S&W
-.44 magnum
-.300 Win Mag
-.30 Carbine
-.308 Win
-10mm auto (have sold 3 guns in this caliber)
-.35 Whelen

But I added a few to offset those in the last few years (.454 Casull, 9.3x62mm, maybe others).

Times are simpler but not simple enough. Next calibers to eliminate are 25.-'06 Rem, and .22 cal airgun shotshell. I'm also probably going to eliminate .270 Win, as hard as that will be to do, UNLESS the high quality, long range .277 bullets from Berger and others are actually forthcoming soon.

Still gonna add a few though in the next few years:
-.308 Win (once again)
-6.5-.284 Norma
-(probably) 6.5 Grendel
-(possibly) .380 acp (again)
-(possiby) .22lr smoothbore
-possibly others (maybe 9x23 Win, .22-250, .30-30 Win again and 10mm auto again)
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Old August 7, 2008, 05:44 PM   #104
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Wow I feel humbled just 9mm and 5.56.
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Old August 7, 2008, 11:34 PM   #105
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Let's see-

I have rifles in an even dozen calibers. All have thier uses, none are safe queens.
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Old August 8, 2008, 01:33 AM   #106
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I looks at guns sort of like golf clubs, you can get by with a putter, iron, and a driver, but why would you want to?

Pistol
.22 LR
.22 MAG
.32 ACP
7.65 Luger
.380 Auto
.38 Special
.357 Magnum
.45 ACP (3)
.45 Colt (3)

Rifle
.223 Rem / 5.56x45mm
6.5 X 57mm
.270 Winchester
.308, 7.62x51mm
.30-06
.300 Win Mag
8.15 x 46R
8x68S Magnum
.350 Rem Magnum
.40-70 Winchester
.45 ACP
.45 Colt
.45-90 (2.4”)
.45-100 (2.6”)

Shotgun
.410
20 GA (2)
16 GA
12 GA (8)
10 GA

Muzzle Loader
.45

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Old August 8, 2008, 08:20 AM   #107
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Rifles:
.22lr
7.62X39
.308win
.30-06

Handguns:
.380acp
.38spl
9mm
.40s&w
.45acp

Shotgun:
12 gauge
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Old August 8, 2008, 10:00 PM   #108
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Let’s see if I can remember without getting up and looking.
Rifles: 15 different calibers
Shotguns: 3 different gauges
Handguns: 7 different calibers.
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Old August 8, 2008, 10:05 PM   #109
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I like to keep it simple...

.22LR
.223/5.56
6.5 Grendel
.308/7.62

That's it for me.
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Old August 10, 2008, 09:59 AM   #110
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I reload for these calibers

.45 Colt
.45 ACP
.40 S&W
.357 Mag
10mm Auto
9x19 mm
12 ga
.30 Carbine
.45-70 Gov't
.300 WSM
.30-06
7.62x51 mm
6.5x55 mm
.30-40 Krag
8x50R Lebel
5.56x45 mm
6.8 SPC

And I have these calibers that only get factory or mil-surp food

20 ga
22 LR
.50 BMG
7.7 Japanese
.303 Brit
7.92x57 mm
7.5x55 mm
7.62x25 mm
7.62 Nagant
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Old August 10, 2008, 10:06 AM   #111
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Current footprint:

7mm Remington Magnum
30-30 Winchester
.22lr
8x57

Future plans to enlarge my "caliber footprint" include the acquisition of the following:
30-06
35 Whelen
45-70
.22 mag
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Old August 10, 2008, 11:54 AM   #112
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I'm a lightweight...

7.62x39
22 mag
30 Carbine....that's all folks.
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Old August 10, 2008, 01:45 PM   #113
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It's the only thing I own that grows faster than my waistline. Up to 26 as of this week.
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Old August 10, 2008, 04:13 PM   #114
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.22
5.56
7.62x39
.35
.45/70
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Old August 10, 2008, 09:12 PM   #115
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Handgun
.22LR x2
.22 Short x1
.22 Long x1
.22 Mag x1
.17HM2 x1
.17HMR x1
9 mm x1
.45ACP x1
.45 Colt x1
.38 Special x1

Rifle
.22 short x1
.22LR x4
.17HM2 x2
.30-06 x2
7.62 nato x1
.357 Mag x1
8 mm mauser x1

Shotgun
12 ga x1
16 ga x3
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Old October 1, 2009, 12:31 AM   #116
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My cartridge footprint is a little .35 cal heavy...

.22 S, L, LR
.243 Win
.35 Rem
.358 Win
.350 Rem Mag
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Old October 1, 2009, 12:36 AM   #117
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Handgun

22LR
9mm
45 ACP
38 Smith and Wesson

Rifle

22LR
17 HMR
223
308

Shotgun

12 gauge
16 gauge
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Old October 1, 2009, 12:40 AM   #118
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22 lr
22 mag
223
270
7.62x39
32 auto
30-30
.357/38
9mm
45acp
12 ga
20 ga
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Old October 1, 2009, 12:52 AM   #119
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I have these for Plinking and fun shooting

.22LR (one auto, one revolver)
.22 WMR (Revolver)

I have these for Self-Defense and Home Protection:
.38 SPL (1 7/8 inch)
9mm Luger (one revolver, sub-compact auto, full-size auto)
.357 Mag (4 inch)
.45 ACP (2 government 1911s, one mil-spec and one 1911-A1)
.44 SPL (2 inch)
.44 Mag (3 inch)

Hunting, etc...
9x18 MAK
7.62x54R
.410 Bore
44 Mag (7 1/2 inch)
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Old October 1, 2009, 01:10 AM   #120
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I believe the original intent of this thread was for RIFLES.

I have the following:
.22 LR (assorted, 6 total)
.223 (Ruger Mini-14, NRA edition)
.243 (Savage Youth bolt)
.270 (Winchester Model 70 Featherweight, bought a couple years ago on clearance at Bass Pro for $399)
.30-30 (336) my brother bought in 1981, mine to use whenever I want. may as well own it.
.30-06 (Marlin XL-7)
.357 (Marlin 1894C, love this one)
9mm (Hi-Point carbine, shoots everything, a farting around gun)
.50 muzzleloader (a CVA firebolt, not a great gun but good enough for about 12 whitetails so far).
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Old October 1, 2009, 01:36 AM   #121
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5.56/.223
7.62x39
7.62x54r
8mm
.44mag
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Old October 1, 2009, 01:42 AM   #122
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.22 LR. Winchester 9422XTR circa 1979 or so. After shootin' this baby, nothing else compares. Actually, I'm in a 1 gun lifestyle and need something that has versatility, accuracy and SHTF value. The .22 works for me...
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Old October 1, 2009, 02:17 AM   #123
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.17 mach 2, .17 hmr, .17 fireball, .204 ruger, .22 lr,.22 mag, .22 hornet, .223, .22-250, .243., .256 win mag, .25-35, .25-06, .257 wby mag, 6.5 arisaka, .6.5x55, .260 rem, .30 carbine, .30/30, 7.5x55, .30-40 krag, .308, .30-06,.308 norma mag, 7.62 nagant, .30 mauser, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 7.62x25, .303 brit, .310 cadet, 7.65 mauser, 8x57, .32-20, .338 win mag, 9mm luger, 9mm makarov, .38 s&w. .38 spec, .357 mag, .450-400 nitro express, .44 mag, .45 auto, .45 colt, .455 webley, .45/70, .410 ga, 12 ga, .17 .20 .22 and .25 airgun.

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Old October 1, 2009, 02:17 AM   #124
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.38 special
.40 s&w
.17HMR
.22 lr
.270 win
30-06
410
12g
16g
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Old October 1, 2009, 07:33 AM   #125
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Well...
.22
.223
6.5x55
8mm
12ga
.32
.40
.357
.38
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