Interesting that different regions of the country seem to favor particular calibers and actions not found Nation wide. Perhaps it has something to do with hunting that isn't found elsewhere, maybe cultural traditions from years ago, or places that have strong military installation influences. If I were to stereotype a particular region certain firearms come to mind. Rather than speculate and unintentionally insult someone, better stick to what's in my own backyard. Midwest conjures up images for shotguns and rim fires. Nearly every farmer had one for game and rodent control. Even gun shops seemed to have more shotguns than other types of guns. What's in your area?