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Dream Caliber(s)?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dionysusigma, May 8, 2006.

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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    The obsolete caliber thread in General Discussions got me thinking. A lot of calibers mentioned were not necessarily obsolete because of something better coming along, but rather because they weren't as popular as everyone hoped they would be.

    My question is this: If you could have only 10 different calibers, what would they be? Availability is a moot point here; I've always wanted an AK chambered in a non-corrosive 7.62x45, the old Czech round. A bolt-action .408 CheyTac. A PPsh in .22 WMR. A No.4 Mk.1 in .30 Krag. A GyroJet multi-barreled cannon. :D A 1911 chambered in .45ACP necked down to .30. An LRN .308. A Spitzer FMJ 9x21mm +P+.

    Any caliber. Any purpose. It doesn't have to even exist already. What would you like to have back, and what do you wish already existed?
     
  2. dev_null

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    • .50 AE
    • .45 ACP
    • .45 Colt
    • 10 mm
    • .380
    • .22 LR
    • .30-30
    • .30-40
    • .308
    • 12-ga

    And, because I can't make do with only 10:

    • .223
    • .303
    • .45-70
     
  3. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    Meh. 10's an arbitrary number. :p
     
  4. Quintin Likely

    Quintin Likely Member

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    .223
    .243
    .260
    .308
    6.5x284
    An AR15 in .22 PPC, with super cheap quality brass, and a lot of it.

    I think I'd be alright with just those.
     
  5. Brian Williams

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    Dream
    nice 22lr
    22 Khornet
    221 fireball
    6.5 grendel
    308
    357
    45/70
    38/55
    45 Colt
    45 acp
     
  6. db_tanker

    db_tanker Member

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    40-82 WCF
    50-110 WCF Express
    45-90 WCF
    50-70 Govt
    38-55
    405 WCF
    32-40 WCF


    I guess there is a pattern forming here. :)


    D
     
  7. gp911

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    Ackshully, I'm of the "ten is plenty" camp...

    .22LR (probably a Woodchuck with a Barracuda stock)
    .22-250 (bolt gun)
    5.45X39 (AK)
    5.56X45 (AR)
    6.5 Grendel (AR)
    7.62X54R (Mosins, of course)
    .30-06 (I want a Garand)
    .45-70 Gov't (I also want a Guide Gun)
    .50 Beowulf (AR)
    .50 BMG (Barrett)


    Add in shotguns and I'd have an NEF with all the barrels...


    gp911
     
  8. Schleprok62

    Schleprok62 Member

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    .22LR
    .223 Rem
    25-06 Rem
    .243 Win
    6mm Rem
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    30-30 Win
    7mm Rem Mag
    300 Win Mag

    Those Rem 7mm's are wild... :neener:

    Honorable mention:
    300 RUM
    338 Win Mag
     
  9. rbernie
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    All I need.....

    22LR
    22WMR
    224-08
    25-284
    7mm Benchrest Remington
    7mm08
    beltless 7mm STW
    beltless 338 WinMag
    45ACP
    12GA
     
  10. MachIVshooter

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    .223
    .25-06
    .30-06
    .375 Ultra
    .45-70
    .50 BMG

    9x19
    10mm
    .45 ACP
    .50AE
     
  11. gp911

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    Awww shoot, you mean handguns are included?!

    Cut the Grendel and add the .357 Magnum then.


    gp911
     
  12. rangerruck

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    22 hornet necked up to 6mm, for both rifle and handgun use, a real do it all kinda round.
     
  13. tobin2u

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    7mm STW
    44 Mag
    40 S&W
     
  14. NORTEXED

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    My little brother had a Winchester Mod 88 in .284 Winchester years ago. I let that one get away from me, and have regretted it ever since. That was the sweetest shooting little gun and the best performing little round you've ever seen. Do you really need the shorty 7mm STW with a 140 gr. at 3450 when the 284 Winchester will put them out at 3100 with much less felt recoil, and barrels that seem to last forever.
     
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