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What calibers would you keep?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by beeenbag, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. NorthBorder

    NorthBorder Member

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    I'll play.
    45-70
    270
    45LC
    22LR
    12 gage.
    I guess.
    But I just bought a second safe to fill up so this ain't fun.
     
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  2. mnrivrat

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    .22 LR
    .44 Special
    30-06
    20 gauge
    .32 H&R
     
  3. tommy.duncan

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    For me:
    22lr
    10mm
    357mag
    12 Gauge
    30.06

    I feel bad for the guy who comes to my door to remove the other calibers!!
     
  4. BreechFace

    BreechFace Member

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    Only 5 then...

    1. 22lr
    2. 12 Gauge
    3. 5.56/223
    4. 9mm
    5. 308 Win

    There would be strong consideration of substituting 280ai for the 308Win but for the cost of ammunition, components and the sheer number of guns chambered in 308win, it would get the nod.
     
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  5. JCooperfan1911

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    .30-06

    .45 ACP

    12 gauge

    .22 LR

    .30 Russian Short
     
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  6. FL-NC

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    22LR, 9mm, 12 gauge, 223, 308. Also, glad I don't live in such a world.
     
  7. Heir Kommt Die Sonne

    Heir Kommt Die Sonne Member

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    Does black powder muzzle loading guns count?
     
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  8. C.R.

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    ok , tough question but, my picks are 12 gauge , .22 mag , .45 A.C.P. , .223 Remington / 5.56 and something in a .308 i guess
     
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  9. ms6852

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    .357- used on rifle or handgun great for hunting and defense
    30-06 Used for small to large game with a variety of bullet weights. Used defensively at long range!
    45/70 used for large and dangerous game. Can easily be used for long range defensive shooting as well with a sharps rifle.
    30-30 proven caliber great brush gun
    22 magnum great caliber and light weight for small and medium game, can be used defensively if need be...more reliable than 22 long rifle.
     
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  10. Mike .45

    Mike .45 Member

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    5.56
    .308
    9mm
    .45ACP
    300 Win Mag
     
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  11. reloaded_in_pa
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    22
    38Spl
    357 mag
    45acp
    270 win
     
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  12. Steve S.

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    I would think that most gun owners have no more than five calibers in their possession today and that they would select the five (or less) that they possess for the keeping. Only the gun nuts on this blog would have to choose that kind of reduction - we are a very sick and obsessive group for sure. With that said in this order: 12 ga., .22, 9 mm, .223/ 556, .308 - and yes, I am old.
     
  13. Targa

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    .223/5.56
    9mm
    .22lr
    .44mag
    20ga
     
  14. Thomas Mayberry

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    I actually have consolidated:

    .22 LR
    9mm
    .38/.357 (revolver/rifle)
    12 gauge
     
  15. NIGHTLORD40K

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    .22lr
    .38spl.
    9mm
    .223
    .410
     
  16. kidneyboy

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    22lr
    38/357
    45colt
    45acp
    In the last couple of years I have cut back to these.
     
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  17. welldoya

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    22 LR
    9mm
    30/06
    5.56
    12 gauge
     
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  18. AJC1

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    1) 357 it's good for pistol and carbine
    2) 22 also in pistol and rifle
    3) 308 because merica
    4) 6mmbr when you really need to hit something.
    5) 7.7 because family history. If I could keep it and just not shoot it I would add my 45/70.
     
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  19. Legionnaire
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    .22 LR
    .223 Remington
    .280 Ackley
    .357 Magnum
    12 Gauge
     
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  20. bear166

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    Ooh, that's a good question. If we're counting those, I might have to replace .38-55 with .44 Johnston and Dow.
     
  21. sequins

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    12 gauge
    308 winchester
    9mm luger
    44 magnum
    22 long rifle

    I feel like those 5 cover every practical base from hunting, to target shooting and skeet games, to self defense.
     
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  22. Ignition Override

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    Already did so.

    22LR.
    9x19 mm, plus a tiny bit of .32 Auto for the WW2 Sauer 38H.
    7.62x39 .
     
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  23. entropy

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    1. 12 ga.
    2. .223/5.56
    3..45 ACP
    4. 7x62x54R
    5. 22LR
     
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  24. Ranger99

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    The dry goods stores before my time ( no
    department stores or wally world stores
    back then) had way less ammo in stock
    than I do now, but people then didn't
    blow through ammo and do magazine
    dumps etc. like folks do now.
    They had the common ammo as said ^ ^ ^
    and most would sell shells by the piece.
    A lot of service stations ( mostly rural)
    also had ammo for sale
     
  25. gobsauce

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    My old man impose too much of his red doctrine..

    7.62x25

    7.62x39

    7.62x54R

    12 Gauge

    .22lr
     
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