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10 best cartridges

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by J-TIPTON, Feb 3, 2012.

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  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Member

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    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
     
  2. Bushpilot

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    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
     
  3. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
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  4. steveo452

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    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
     
  5. sonick808

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    no order

    .22 LR
    .257 Roberts
    .30-06
    .375 H&H
    9x19
    .45-70
    .357 magnum
    7.62x39
    5.45x39
    .44 magnum
     
  6. c01

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    No order
    22 short lr
    223
    243
    308
    7.62*39
    338 win mag
    375 h&h
    9mm
    357mag (38 spec)
    12 g
     
  7. Rail Driver

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    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 :)
     
  8. David4516

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    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)
     
  9. kolob10

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    22LR
    22WRM
    22KHornet
    223
    22-250
    25-06
    300Win Mag
    338 Lapua
    45-70
    50BMG
     
  10. brnmuenchow

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    .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.
     
  11. CharlieDeltaJuliet

    CharlieDeltaJuliet Member

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    5.56
    30-06
    308 win
    300 Weatherby mag
    357 magnum
    44 magnum
    10 mm
    45 apc
    416 Barrett
    50 BMG
     
  12. Furncliff

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    .22LR
    .357 Magnum
     
  13. mr.trooper

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    22LR
    22 Hornet
    257 Roberts
    6.5 Swede
    7mm Mauser
    7mm Rem Mag
    30-06
    35 Whelen
    9.3x62
    375 H&H
     
  14. amflyer

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    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
     
  15. dragon813gt

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    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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  16. Silvanus

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    I probably haven´t shot enough different rifles to make a list of 10.

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

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

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    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
     
  18. chinchilla6599

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    22 LR, 218 Bee, 221 Fireball, 22-250, 280 AI, 45 ACP, 44 Magnum, 358 Win, 375H&H, 458 Lott
     
  19. rjk2475

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    22lr
    223
    6.5 x 55
    243
    30-30
    30-06
    338 wm
    375 H&H
    416 Rigby
     
  20. tuj

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    22lr x 10.
     
  21. Big Bad Bob

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    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
     
  22. B!ngo

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    Looks, I'm familiar with only about 2/3 of these, but definitely double points for depleted uranium.
    B
     
  23. 1948CJ2A

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    1. 240 Weatherby Mag
    2. 250 Savage
    3. 25-06 Remington
    4. 257 Weatherby Mag
    5. 6.5x55 Swedish
    6. 7x57 Mauser
    7. 7mm Remington Mag
    8. 30-06 Springfield
    9. 300 Weatherby Mag
    10. 8mm Remington Mag
     
  24. 420Stainless

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    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.
     
  25. bushmaster1313

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    .243
    257 Roberts
    .22LR
    .270 Reduced Recoil
    .223

    I can't count past 5
     
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