What is the most popular caliber?

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  1. John Wayne

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    I'm not talking about a specific cartridge, rather a specific diameter projectile. For instance, in rifle cartridges, there are the .30-06/7.62x63, 7.62x39, 7.62x51, 7.62x54, and in pistol cartridges, the .380, 9x18 Makarov, 9x19, 9x23, etc., all using the same diameter bullet.

    Which of each (centerfire rifle and pistol) has the most cartridges with relatively the same diameter bullet?
     
  2. Rugerlvr

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    .355in/diameter bullet in pistol for sure.

    probably 7.62mm in rifle.
     
  3. dvcrsn

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    Also don't forget by sheer volume all the 22's--22lr, 222 and 224 Remington, 218 bee, 220 Swift etc
     
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  5. Javelin

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    Yeah my vote is .22LR
     
  6. Sgt.Dusk

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    it has to be 22LR.
     
  7. frankcostanza

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    Another vote for .22LR
     
  8. VARifleman

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    9x18 mak and 9x19 do NOT use the same bullet diameter, much like the 7.62x39 and 7.62x54R use a different bullet diameter than 7.62x51.

    I would say it's .22, but .22 LR bullets are .223 and .22 WMR and .223, .22-250, etc use a .224.
     
  9. RockyMtnTactical

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    Technically, many of the calibers you listed are not the exact same diameter bullet. Close, but not the same.
     
  10. Chipperman

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    .22 by far
     
  11. scrat

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    .308 almost anything in 30 caliber uses a .308
     
  12. TexasRifleman

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    Gotta be .22, even without rimfire.

    ETA: OP did say Centerfire by the way.
     
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  13. General Geoff

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    discounting rimfire, .30 caliber for rifle, 9mm for pistol.
     
  14. whiskeytangofoxtrot

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    I'd say it depends on the areas that you live around and the circles that you run in.
     
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  15. Saab1911

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    22lr for plinking, target shooting and practice
    9x19 for self defense and for military use
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    45 ACP for self defense not involving 9x19
     
  16. scrat

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    he is talking diameter projectile. so what else do you use a 22lr in other than a 22lr. Now you cant say a 45acp. Unless you say a .452 which is just for 45acp or 45 colt. so i think you guys are missing the point.

    Now go back to a .308 bullet projectile

    a .308 can be used in a 30-30,30-06,.308, 30 carbine just to name a few. So hands down its the .308 projectile.
     
  17. pbearperry

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    According to the Brady bunch it is the 50 BMG.lol
     
  18. scrat

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    a .50bmg only fits a .50bmg. a .358 fits a 38 and a 357
     
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