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Most representative calibers for the entire rifle world...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by saturno_v, Jun 7, 2009.

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  1. saturno_v

    saturno_v Member

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    IMHO these are the most representative cartridges for a truly widely diversified collection....from mice to Dumbo and BGs on yonder places..


    22 Long Rifle

    223 Remington

    30-30 Winchester

    308 Winchester

    30-06 Springfield

    300 Winchester Magnum

    338 Winchester Magnum

    375 Holland & Holland Magnum

    45-70 Government

    458 Winchester Magnum or 458 Lott


    Do I miss anything???
     
  2. SquirrelNuts

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    I could see .270 being on the list. It is very popular for deer. How about your Commie cartridges? 7.62x39 and 7.62x54R
     
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    They overlap with cartridges on the list already...but you are right...they are very common and deserve to be in any collection.....to be precise, between the two, the 7,62 X 39 doesn't really completely overlap with any on my list....

    Addendum to my list

    Representative part of the collection for milsurp (rifles)

    Springfield 1903

    Lee-Enfield

    Carcano

    Mauser 98

    Mosin-Nagant

    M1 Garand

    M14

    AR-15

    FAL

    AK-47


    Do I miss any???
     
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    Trapdoor for the .45-70
     
  5. polekitty

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    How reliable?

    I think I could very easily reduce the sie of my list. A .22 makes a avery good "surviveable' cartridge, but it wouldn't help me....I couldn't bring myself to skin that little squirrel! So I would start off with a .30-30 lever gun. Next, for anything starting off a little less than my .30-30 (and working on up) I'd have to have a .45-70 Marlin. I'm not a hunter but I'm told that a .45-70 will stop anything on the N.A. continent. For my "urban warefare" weaon I'll take a .308. the AR's are highly thought of, but I just can't bring myself to trust any rifle which comes with a built in de-jammer button! In that catagory I like the FN .308.
     
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