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need a gun thats not in a common caliber.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CoyoteSix, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. targetshooter22

    targetshooter22 Member

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    ROFLMAO! :p

    If not put diplomatically, well put accurately (pun intended). :D
     
  2. Fishslayer

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    Just about any gun forum, including this one, has a board dedicated to ammo/reloading. Many of them even have stickies for newcomers with lists, suggestions, etc. I've also found that most reloading boards are very High Road. The members tend to be very helpful and courteous without a lot of BS. Has to be. While reloading is generally very safe, screwing around can have serious consequences.

    Fixed for nowadays, eh? :D
     
  3. mbt2001

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    During the last ammo crunch, I bought a Henry lever .22 because it shoots .22 LR, .22 long, and .22 short. I figure that I should be able to feed it no matter the situation. I also picked up some .22 revolvers for the same reason.

    So I am thinking that .44 mag would be a good options because you can shoot .44 special, the same with .357 / .38. You really get two calibers for the price of one and in the case of .357 revolvers you can also get them for a very reasonable price depending on the brand. Also, the .22 rifles and revolvers discussed above would be a good idea.
     
  4. gdcpony

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    .257 is still on the shelves of my LGS's. I bought 4 boxes of +P.
     
  5. Elkins45

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    IIRC Glock uses a different follower for 357 and 40, but that's not to say it makes a difference. Sig doesn't, and their mags are marked 40/357.

    You can also get 357 barrels for the 10mm Glock 20. I have one and it works great as long as you use full power loads. A G20 with a 357 barrel gets you TWO obscure calibers with one gun!
     
  6. Hurryin' Hoosier

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    You didn't say if you're talking about long guns or handguns or both. My suggestion for a handgun which would fit your bill (and your wallet and your pocket, if you should so choose) would be a Pistolet Makarova (better known as a Makarov) in 9X18MM Makarov. Get on "www.grabagun.com" for the gun and http://www.aimsurplus.com/ for Russian-made LVE ammunition.
     
  7. BHP FAN

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    I got into reloading and bullet casting about twenty five years ago. I also started stock piling primers and powder over the years.
    There won't be an ammo shortage in my family for at least a few generations. I get a kick every time the panic buying and shortages start up.
     
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    This is really the solution (or learn to reload and buy the components you need). You never know which uncommon caliber will be available when the panic buying starts. Those uncommon ones they stock will most likely still be on the shelf, but every store seems to have a different stock of these uncommon calibers.

    Just buy a bunch of the caliber you need. That is one of the reasons why people go out and buy 1000 rounds of ammo -- it is cheaper in bulk, stores for a very long time, and you won't have to worry about running out. Choosing a common caliber will cost less once the panic settles down, especially a military or law enforcement caliber that gets mass produced today.
     
  10. Erik Jensen

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    I think 30-30 would be a sound choice. Ballistically similar to 7.62x39, and lever action rifles are handy, fire almost as fast as a semi-auto, and are low on the list of potentially banned weapons. Capacity is generally pretty good, too.
     
  11. BHP FAN

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    Genius. Plus the .30-30 has probably taken more deer than all the rest of the calibers combined...no external magazine to be banned...genius.
     
  12. CoyoteSix

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    Just had a thought. the 7.62x38r is probably up there on the "weird cartridge" list.

    Any of those $80 1895 Nagants around?

    Also: Tokarevs, and Makarovs are on the table. I'm a sucker for Com-Bloc guns.

    Also, a nice used Marlin 336 would be awesome to own. I'd just have to buy reloading equipment and have to start reloading for .30-30 :D
     
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  13. Fishslayer

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    Mosins are 7.62x54R. Haven't seen one for $80 in quite awhile but our local Big 5 has them on special for $119 from time to time. Last one I bought was a '28 Izhvesk 91/30 for $125 C&C. :D

    Plenty of cheapish x54R around but I fear the days of the $140 crate (880 rounds) are about over. :(
     
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    You are still better off staying with common chamberings. The key is to have enough of a supply to get you over these panic buying sprees.
     
  15. CoyoteSix

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    Fishslayer: I already own MN 91/30 with a decent amount of Emergency ammo, I was curious about the 1895 Nagant REVOLVER! :D
     
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    7.5X55 Swiss. Get a K31 and fall in love.
     
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