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How many different chamberings?

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  1. FlSwampRat

    FlSwampRat Member

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    @GBExpat, in another thread, got me to thinking about how many different cartridges were needed to load my various guns. Not wishing to hijack that thread completely, I started this one.

    I was a bit surprised to realize that it's only 5 different cartridges.
    .22LR
    .380 ACP
    .357 Mag
    9mm
    .44 Mag.

    Not sure if that was by subconscious planning or it just happened that way. I used to have a .32 but gave it to my sister when I found out she had no firearm in the house for protection.
     
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  2. Scooter22

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    I'm not sure off the top of my head but I answered a thread like this years. ago and it was around 20. Half of that is old military calibers. Hmmm I spaced it in columns but they run together in the post.

    Now you got me thinking! I think thats everything.
    .22LR
    .22Mag
    22Hornet
    .223/556
    .243win
    25-20Win
    6.5x55Swede
    7x57
    7MM-08
    7.62x39
    30-30
    .308
    30-06
    7.5Swiss
    7.62x54R
    7.7Jap
    8x56R
    8x57
    .348Win
    .444Marlin
    9MM
    9x23Largo
    38Spcl
    357Mag
    .410
    20Ga
    14Ga
    16Ga
    12Ga
    Forgot, .303British
     
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  3. mcb

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    I am sure I am not going to have the longest but I like my list:

    22 S L & LR
    22 WMR
    38 S&W (reload)
    38/200 (reload)
    380 ACP
    38 Short Colt (reload)
    38 Special +P (reload)
    357 Magnum (reload)
    40 S&W (reload)
    10mm Auto (reload)
    45 ACP (reload)
    44 Mag (reload)
    223/556
    6mm Creedmoor
    270 Winchester (reload)
    300 AAC Blackout (reload)
    30 Remington AR (reload)
    7.62 x 54R
    30-06
    7.65x53 Argentine
    8.15x46R
    450 Bushmaster (reload)
    410 Bore 2.5" & 3" (reload)
    28 Gauge (reload)
    12 Gauge 2.75" 3" & 3.5" (reload)
     
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  4. Corpral_Agarn

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    lets see...

    9mm
    40 Smith
    357 Sig
    357 Magnum
    38 Special
    45 ACP
    45 Colt
    223
    308
    30-30
    30 carbine



    ... pitiful...

    LOL

    ETA: 20 and 12 guage
     
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  5. Jack B.

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    .22LR
    9mm
    .357
    .44
    .45
    .480
    .308
    12 Ga.
    I reload for all but 3. Including special versions.
     
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  6. BearBrimstone

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    22lr
    7.62 Tokarev
    9mm Luger
    9mm Makarov
    357 Magnum
    40 S&W
    45 ACP
    454 Cassull
    12 gauge

    I think that’s everything excluding other calibers that the 357 and 454 can also fire.
     
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  7. armedwalleye

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    .22LR
    .380
    9mm
    .357
    .38
    .40
    .45 ACP
    .308
    30-06
    7mm-08
    7mm Mag
    20 gauge
    12 gauge
     
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    Are you referring to load for as in hand load? If so primarily 308 and 6.5 CM. I have dies for 30-06, but don't shoot it as much as I used to. Excluding 22's and shotguns

    I also have rifles in:

    223/5.56
    30-30
    35 Rem
    44 mag.

    I shoot the 223 a lot, but can buy ammo cheaper than it is worth my time load for. The others don't get shot a lot and I have enough factory loads on hand to last me the rest of my life.

    Handguns:

    9mm
    10mm
    357 mag
    45 ACP
    44 mag

    The magnum rounds aren't shot a lot. 9mm, 10mm and 45 ACP are cheap enough that I'd rather just buy factory loads.

    In the past I've owned:

    41 mag
    40 S&W
    45 Colt
    380
    38 Special
    9X18
    270
    280
    243
    7mm Rem mag
    7.62X39
    300 Win mag
    300 WSM
    35 Whelen
    338-06
    45-70

    And probably a couple I've forgotten
     
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  10. FlSwampRat

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    No, I meant if you had to go buy ammo for all the guns you currently have, how many different chamberings would you have to get?
    Obviously in my case I don't have to get .38 and .357 as I have no .38's in my collection, although a few .357's.
     
  11. RavenTai

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    I stay with the well worn paths, every time I think about going to an exotic new cambering I think about all the old guns I see with crippled value due to being chambered in a dead or nearly dead cartrige.

    current
    22lr
    22 mag

    380 acp
    .38 special
    9mm
    .357 mag
    45 acp

    5.56x45 (.223)
    7.62x39
    30-30
    .308
    30-06

    .410
    12GA

    possible future chambers,
    6.5 creedmoor, very new for my taste but such a huge uptake by the community that I think its a safe buy.
    .458 SOCOM, this one appeals to me, basically a semi-auto 45-70, great for the close ranges I typically find. this one is not quite settled, there are competing big bore AR offerings, .450 bushmaster and 50 beowulf. (and others) all having plusses and minuses I really want there to be a clear winner of these three.
     
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  12. Armored farmer

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    .22lr
    .22mag
    .204
    .223
    .243
    7.62x39
    .30-30
    .30-06
    .380
    .357
    9mm
    .45acp
    .45colt
    .410
    28ga
    20ga
    16ga
    12ga 2¾, 3

    That list doesnt include the non cartridge BP guns:
    .32
    .40
    .44
    .45
    .50
    .54
    12ga
     
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  13. NapalmMan67

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    22LR
    .38 SPECIAL
    .357 MAG
    9 LUGER
    .45 ACP
    .45 COLT
    .223/5.56
    7.62 X 39
    7.62 X 51
    7,35 CARCANO
    45-70
    50 BEO
    20 GA
    12 GA

    I have stock of 7.62 X 54R ammo, but never got around to buying a rifle for it.
     
  14. Obturation
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    22 short
    22 s/l/lr
    223
    30-30
    380 auto
    38 sp
    357 mag
    10mm
    44 mag
    45 colt
    454 casull
    45 auto
    45-70
    12 gauge
    .410
    Feel like I'm missing some .
    Most fired : 454 casull, 45-70 & 357 mag
     
  15. 460Shooter

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    22lr
    9mm (load my own)
    38 Super (load my own)
    10mm Auto (load my own)
    45acp (load my own)
    38 Special (Don't need it any more because I sold my 38 revolver, but I shoot them from my 357s.) (load my own, mostly +p)
    357 Magnum (load my own)
    45 Colt (Don't need it, but I used to shoot them from my 460 Magnum. sure not getting rid of the brass though as I'm sure I'll end up with a Colt SAA at some point.) (Don't load them yet.)
    454 Cassul (Don't need them but I used to shoot them from my 460 magnum. Thinking about trading them for different brass.)
    460 S&W Magnum (I've got the dies, but haven't started loading them yet. I need bullets and ammo boxes.)

    I don't actually own any rifles in rifle cartridges, only PCCs. However one of them is a 10mm auto and the other is a rifle in 460 S&W Magnum, so I can reach out if need be.

    Edit: Forgot 32 S&W Long and 8mm French Ordnance (Lebel)
     
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  16. BlueHeelerFl

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    22lr
    380 ACP
    9MM
    357 mag
    44 Spl
    45 ACP

    Looks like I need some more calibers
     
  17. ApacheCoTodd

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    I stand strong against new cartridge dimensions as well as new magazine styles in all but the most extreme circumstances.

    I've been drawn kicking and screaming into owning; 7.62x25, .303 Brit and 7.62x54 due to particular guns matching a vein of collecting.

    Aside from that:
    .22lr -- Zero love for the .17
    .22wmr -- Because that's what my Levermatic eats.
    .32acp -- I dig that little pill.
    .32 S&W -- Because.... EVERYONE needs a .32 gun in his pocket for fun!
    .380 -- Family legacy and Film Noir.
    .38/.357 -- Most versatile handgun cartridge out there.
    9mm -- Preparation for war.
    9x23 -- Who doesn't want a little more *9*?
    .38 Super -- Much as above.
    10mm -- Yeah - Miami Vice!
    .45ACP -- One needs NEVER explain!
    .44 RMag -- Because; everyone has to ask themselves one question... Well, that and; Ursus arctos horribilis!
    .44 Special -- Even Dirty Harry loaded down.

    .223 -- It's right for me!
    7.62x39 -- Sovs get it right - even if they had to crib one of the greatest achievements in WWII personal arms from the Germans.
    7.62x51 -- Fits best in a FAL or an M-14 - what more to say.
    7.62x54 -- Because I wanted an M-44 for my Carbine collection.
    7.62x63 -- I will not even bother to explain the Springfield!
    .45-70 -- Everyone should have at least one shoulder-launch artillery piece.

    Gauges; .410, 20, 16 and 12.

    I'm pretty damn conservative when it comes to calibers. I don't like having a huge array of ammunition nor magazines to filter through and can't be bothered to excessively organize like some to make a cornucopia of calibers work for me.

    This frees me from ever wandering into the deep waters of Savage, Winchester and most particularly the oddities of the French ballistic adventures among others.

    Todd.
     
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    .22
    .38 special
    .357 mag
    .45 ACP
    .223/5.56
    12 gauge

    Black powder-
    .22
    .40
    .44
    .45
    .50
    .54
    12 gauge
     
  19. Robbins290

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    Tho, i have multiples of all them. A few are a dozen or so.

    22lr
    22 mag
    32 auto
    9mm auto
    9x18
    357 mag
    357 sig
    380 acp
    40 s&w
    45 acp
    5.56 nato
    7.62x25
    7.62x38
    7.62x39
    7.62x54r
    7.97x57
    300 blackout
    308
    30-06
    303 british
    410 gauge
    16 gauge
    20 gauge
    12 gauge


    There will be a 450 bushmaster or 458 socom soon. Still researching.
     
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  20. tommy.duncan

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    Let's see...
    Handgun:
    22lr
    25acp
    32acp
    300 blackout
    380acp
    9mm
    9x25 dillon
    357sig
    357 mag
    38 special
    38 super
    400 corbon
    40s&w
    44 special
    44 mag
    45acp
    45 colt
    454 casull

    Rifle:
    22lr
    223
    224 valkryie
    30 carbine
    30-30
    .308
    30.06
    30/40 krag
    303 british
    5.56mm
    6.8spc
    7.62x39
    7.62x51
    7.62x54r
    8mm mauser

    Shotgun:
    12 gauge

    I am trying to add a 5.7 and a 480 ruger soon.
     
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    I have a few..
    22 short
    22 lr
    22 Magnum
    .223
    .223 Wylde
    5.56
    25 Auto
    .277 Wolverine
    270 Winchester
    6.5 Carcano
    7mm Mauser
    7.35 Carcano
    7.5 Swiss
    30 Carbine
    30-30
    308 Win/7.62 NATO
    303 British
    30-06
    7.62X25
    7.62X39
    7.62X54r
    7.7 Jap
    32 Rimfire
    8mm Mauser
    8x56mmR
    8mm Label
    380 Auto
    9mm
    38 Spl.
    357 Magnum
    10.35mm Ordinanza
    45 Auto
    45 Colt
    455 Webley
    458 SOCOM
    410
    12 gage
    I think that’s all of them.

    Edited to add:
    38 S&W
     
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  23. Armored farmer

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    I wish you guys would get it figured out. Several of us are needing to add a big bore carbine in either levergun or AR configuration. For...you know dinosaurs... or whatever.
     
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  24. Pelo801

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    22 lr
    32 acp
    7.62x25
    30 carbine
    380
    9x18
    9x19
    38 special
    357
    40 s&w
    10 mm
    44 special
    44 mag
    45 acp
    45 colt
    223/556
    7mm-08
    762x39
    762x54r
    8 mm mauser
    8x56r
    410
    20 ga
    12 ga
     
  25. MI2600

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    Twenty-three responses and no one reloads the Winchester WCFs??
    Instead of listing them, I can reload 26 other calibers, and have the guns for all except .308 which I do for my son-in-law.
     
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