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Ever wanted a gun just because you liked the cartridge?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by thatguy, Jun 5, 2005.

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  1. thatguy

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    For some reason I have long been intrigued by the .300 H&H Magnum cartridge. I know that the .300 Winchester is more powerful, and the truth is that I really have no practical use for any .300 Magnum. But I just like the sound of the name and looks of that long, tapering cartridge. I also really like the Ruger #1 and have considered getting one in .308 or 30-06 and having it converted to the .300 H&H.

    Does this sound silly?
     
  2. dakotasin

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    i've bought guns for far sillier reasons... but unless those purchases are truly asinine, i seem to enjoy them more than the purchases i scrimped and saved for.
     
  3. tc300mag1

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    Nope not silly at all ive done it :neener:
     
  4. knzn

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    Boys buy boy toys for all sorts of reasons. Then we stand by the water fountains at work and argue about whats best.

    Personally, I have a Bolt action Mauser simply because I didn't feel like a complete rifleman without a Mauser. It didn't matter (to me) what it was chambered for.

    And then I have a rifle, make and model not important (to me) chambered in 7-08 simply because I had to have a 7-08.

    Not silly at all!
     
  5. Bwana John

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    I just HAD to have a .375 H&H !!!
    Anything, anywhere, this side of the K/T boundry baby!
     
  6. Berek

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    I used to collect 1 loaded round from each rifle/handgun that I shot. After a while, I began to think "Hmmmm. I have one round of .223 Rem. I need a rifile to shoot that. Oh, and I have one .270 round and 1 7.62x39 and..."

    It snowballs. My girlfriend tells me that this is not a good reason to buy a rifle/handgun, but I disagree. How else can I dwindle this collection of shells?

    Berek
     
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    Do yourself a favor and buy a Limbsaver pad.
    Do your friends at the range a favor and don't buy a muzzlebrake. :D
     
  8. WhiteKnight

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    Oddly, I've had much the same experience.
     
  9. patentnonsense

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    Sure - and often the cartridge IS what really defines the gun. Any .375HH bolt action can do things that no .30 rifle can. The space of pistol and revolver cartrides is more crowded, but there are still some cartridges with really attractive characteristics - e.g. Tokarev, .44M, 10mm, 9x23Win.
     
  10. Sharps Shooter

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    Sure. I'd like to have a .308 Norma Mag. because I like it's looks, and partly because when I was a teenager I knew several older hunters who had their 30-06s converted to .308 Norma Mags., and I was jealous. I have a .300 Winchester Mag. of my own now. Practically speaking, I know it will do everything a .308 Norma Mag. will do, but I still want one. One of these days I'll have one. ;)
     
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    FN 5.7 and the FN P90. I think that 5.7 is a hot little number, and liberals hate it! :evil:
     
  12. P95Carry

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    YEP!!! :p

    Having reached one stage of grin factor with 45-70 in my BFR - the logical progression was want a Ruger #1 :D
     
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    On the other hand, I have a 243 not because I wanted a 243, but because I love the Savage 99 and that was the chambering that one particular example came in. It could have been worse - I could have wound up with 250-3000... :what:
     
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    And a follow-on thread might be: WHICH cartridges are so extremely cool that one SHOULD get a piece to use them in? For me history is a factor, as well as good design and good practicality. For example, .45ACP, 9x19, 30-06 and 375H&H and 50BMG have a lot of history behind them, and are good designs too. Two of the other cartridges I listed (10x25 and 9x23) are much younger, but have a lot of advantages.
     
  15. P95Carry

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    rbernie - ditto ......... :) :)


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  16. Infidel

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    Yeah. I have a cartridge like that in mind right now. .376 Steyr. The only factory guns that I have seen chambered for .376 Steyr are ... Steyrs. The Scout and the Pro Mountain, or something like that. Good rifles, but with little bitty short stubby barrels, 19" and 20". I would have bought either one in a New York minute if they had decent length barrels, minimum 24".

    Maybe a Yugo Mauser converted ... nah, that gets to be too much bother. I really wish someone would build a proper rifle for .376 Steyr.
     
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    I've bought guns because ammo was cheap (8mm Mauser, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, .223, etc)
     
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    It's the main reason I want a Sharpes in 45/70.

    I bought a Model 10 because I found a neat clamshell holster for it, did the same thing with a Taurus 66 6"
     
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    OT, but P95 - that's a really nice set of furniture on that Savage. Is that stock, well, stock? I was of the impression that only the 358's came with the Monte Carlo stock-n-recoil-pad....
     
  20. P95Carry

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    rbernie - that is a ''stock stock'' :p - exactly ''out the box'' - it was no wonder I was so darned pleased with it - seeing as it was a winning from a firehall gun raffle!! Not my usual sorta luck at all.

    I am still just as pleased now. :)

    I know many rate the early 99's much more highly, and wish I had one but this is certainly one beaut' of a rifle. IIRC Savage dropped the 99 series a few years ago now - shame.
     
  21. spalit

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    Yup, I got my Tikka T3 because I *HAD* to have my first centerfire rifle in the all-purpose .308
     
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    WOW. Very nice.....
     
  23. VARifleman

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    A friend of mine bought an AR-15 because he found a .223 casing. His logic was "If I reloaded, which I don't, I could shoot this." He also bought mags for guns he didn't have so he could justify buying them. His girlfriend bought a gun because it was pretty, and he responded with "Well...there are much sillier reasons used to buy a gun." :uhoh:
     
  24. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    Yeah, 6.5x55 is half of what has caused me to buy 3 Swedish Mausers.

    Bet you can't guess what the other half is! :D


    Regards,
    Rabbit
     
  25. P95Carry

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    Bwhaha - nah - no idea!! :) :neener:
     
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