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Least useful modern caliber?

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  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    I was wondering what everyone thinks is the least useful caliber and why.

    I personally do not like the .25 ACP at all.

    It is an underpowered and slow caliber and most .380 pistols are about the same size as .25 ACP pistols.
     
  2. memphisjim

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    .25 acp sounds like a good one for this
    sorry john moses
     
  3. fireman 9731

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    I'll go to the opposite end of the spectrum and offer up the 700 Nitro Express... Seriously... It is just overkill, even if you are hunting Whales.
     
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    I think the 25 and everything over a 44 mag.........
     
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    I will go out on a limb and say .45gap. Makes no sense at all. Instead of making a gun with a normal size grip, they make an entirely new cartridge that mimics another one so that they can not modify "perfection". I own a glock, and I like it, but the GAP is a joke.
     
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    Gotta agree with ya'll on the .25 and the GAP but I will offer one other
    Anything that is a considered a short or ultra mag-270/300 WSM et all.
    There doesn't seem to be any special performance of the Chunky rounds over an existing traditional round= If the 270 not enough for ya then 7mm Mag etc.
    I realize you can get mag speed in a lighter short action style rifle but for me forgetting my ammo and needing to buy a box in the middle of BFE would be
    a bit of a nightmare.
     
  7. mesinge2

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    I didn't think about that ... that's a good point.
     
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    Good question. I typically try to stick to very common calibers, especially since I don't reload yet. But I can definately agree with the .45gap and .700 nitro comments. I do question why we need so many variations on the .338 (aren't there 3+)?
     
  9. GunsBeerFreedom

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    5.7x28 (the rounds we get, not the AP ones). I just don't see a use for it.
     
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    .222 seems to be fading away(I still like it though)

    .25-06-I just don't like it for some reason, don't know why?

    Any caliber that ends with 'wsm, wssm'

    Calibers bigger than .475 Nitro Express, seriously.
     
  11. GunsAmerica Fan

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    .357 sig. It's like someone at Sig read all the .45acp vs. 9mm stories in the gun rags and said hey we can do this, and what came about was the first useless necked pistol cartridge since the .44-40.
     
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    Anything WSM or WSSM.
     
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    even better. .380 auto, why have a gun that no one can find bullets for? ;)
     
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    Seems to me I read that Jeff Cooper wrote that if you go to a gun fight with a .25 it should be empty since if you shoot someone with it it may piss them off and they will beat the crap out of you. FRJ
     
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    Stupid 32 magnum round for a 38/357 size gun.
     
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    i wouldnt consider a cartridge designed over 105 years ago to be modern. Modern to me would be 60's and newer. I would also put the 45GAP at the top of the list. Followed behind in no particular order would be the .204 Ruger, the .30 Remington AR, .25NAA/.32NAA and the .400 Corbon
     
  17. Stophel

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    I personally can do without any cartridge invented in the past 40 years. Many of them seem to have been invented by marketing departments, as they are the latest and greatest thing, when there were other older cartridges which had been doing the same thing for decades, but they weren't "new" and didn't have "sexy" names. Many are answers to questions nobody asked.

    If I were to pick one, though, my vote goes for the latest, the greatest, "rivaling the .357 Magnum", the .327.

    ;)
     
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    +1...
     
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    Thanks for mentioning that one, I knew I forgot another one. That's right up there with .45gap.
     
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    What about the 10mm auto round and the 10mm FBI load.
     
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    The 45 GAP is definitely another useless one in my book.
     
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    Some might consider it so. I dont but i might be a little biased. I'll just ask this: What other cartridge(developed for an autoloading handgun) is there that has ballistics similar to the 10mm and was developed before it?
     
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    Gee now I feel bad you guys are pickin' on all the rounds I use ceptin' 700 nitro. :eek: Well the firearms all were good deals at the time.:neener:
     
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    short action wssm's such as the 223 wssm.
     
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    .45 GAP..... which exists only because of Gaston Glock's ego.... but not for any practical real-world reason.
     
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