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What's a cartridge you'd like to see make a comeback?

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  1. theotherwaldo

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    Oddly enough, I'd like to see an updated version of the .41 rimfire make a comeback.
     
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  2. Jesse Heywood

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    .357 Peterbuilt. Even though they had to spell the name wrong.
     
  3. Poper

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    It is, to the best of my knowledge, the smallest reloadable centerfire cartridge. Cheap to shoot but takes
    Yes.
    I currently have two 6.5x55's: one Tikka T3 Hunter, one Sako M85. I prefer the Tikka even though it was almost 1/2 the price of the Sako.
     
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  4. troy fairweather

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    There is the kolibi. There were some even smaller pin fire rounds and some .10 caliber centerfire stuff to.
     
  5. DeepSouth

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    I don’t think the 38 super was ever real popular but I’d like it if was. Same thing with the 7mm Mauser/275 Rigby, would love to see that in major circulation.
     
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  6. WisBorn

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    How about the 8mm Remington Magnum.
     
  7. Elkins45

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    The 358 Winchester never really achieved any real popularity, but it deserved to be. It excels as a short action round for launching heavy, deep penetrating bullets. And there’s never been a better rifle round for cast bullets.

    The 375 Winchester was also a heavy hitter for lever actions that should have been more popular.
     
  8. American Finn

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    I'll chime in: 7x33 Sako. I bought ammo for it 25 years ago; still have about 150 rounds left. I've always enjoyed shooting my grandfather's L46. I would like to be able to have a steady supply for it and would like my sons to be able to shoot it. Alas, dealing with Beretta customer service is abysmal. I can't get it imported and Sako still makes the cartridge in Finland!
     
  9. .308 Norma

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    I agree with you about the 38 Super - I don’t think it ever was all that popular, even though in my opinion it should have been, and I wish there were a lot more companies building guns for it.
    However, when it comes to the great (also IMO) 7mm Mauser - when I was a deer-rifle crazy kid and someone said they used “a 7mm,” they meant a 7mm Mauser - not a 7mm Remington Mag. For one thing, the 7mm Rem Mag hadn’t been invented yet. But I suppose the main reason for the popularity of the 7mm Mauser back then (before the 7mm Rem Mag was invented) was the availability of less expensive military surplus rifles at the Army/Navy stores.
    Nevertheless, I still would like to see the great deer slaying 7mm Mauser make a comeback. Probably not gonna happen though; I once had a guy ask me, "Now what's the difference between a 7mm-08 and a regular 7mm?" The pitiful thing about it was he thought a "regular" 7mm was a 7mm Remington Magnum.o_O
     
  10. wiscoaster

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    Me, too.

    Also 7.62x25 as a pistol cartridge.
     
  11. Robbins290

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    762x25, love that round
     
  12. mdauben

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    I'd love to see both the .250-3000 Savage and the Savage Model 99 to shoot it in make a comeback!

    If something similar to the .44 Special Charter Arms Bulldog in concept, but built by S&W or Ruger, came out, I'd jump at the chance to buy one.
     
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  13. valnar

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    Can I say 9mm? I'd like it to make a comeback. 'Seems rarer than hen's teeth these days. :mad:
     
  14. somethingbenign

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    I would like to see a centerfire light duty cartridge comeback. Be it 22 hornet, 32-20, 25-20, or even putting the 7.62x25 into a rifle I don't really care. I just think something that fits between rimfire and 223 but with the benefits of centerfire would be great. Also 30 carbine but would have to have either a different gun designed for it or better magazines for the M1 carbine as already stated.
     
  15. 460Shooter

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    I want to see a SA XDs, or HK come out with a single stack 8 round capacity 38 Super, designed to shoot super comp brass. 38 super is an underappreciated cartridge for the average owner. It is way too cool to be relegated only to people like me.

    Same for 10mm.

    As far as a cartridge making a general comeback? No.
     
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  16. mokin

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    There are lots of great ideas here. I'd be interested in development of rounds like the 6mm SAW and the 280 British. I couldn't tell you why....

    The 6.5 CM and the 6.5 Carcano can't be directly compared but I'd like to see some development of the 6.5 Carcano as well.

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    Just for fun, here's a 6.5 Carcano on the left and a 6.5 CM on the right. It would be fun to see what the Carcano could do with modern bullet, propellent, and barrel/receiver technology.
     
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  17. wiscoaster

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    I probably don't know what the heck I'm talking about, but I pulled the bullet out of one of my homemade 6.5 x 52 Carcano dummy rounds (PPU), and I'd say that's already a "modern bullet", no? "Semi boat tail" I'd call it, though I don't know if there's any such actual term. And if new that's a new production cartridge, as it appears, it would already contain modern propellant, no? My Carcanos already shoot pretty good with ancient barrels and receivers using new production ammo. (Awaiting discussion about bullet diameter...I know, I know). :D

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    Anybody want to pull a 6.5 CM bullet and post a pic? Please do!!
     
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  18. lysanderxiii

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    20mm x 110 USN.

    More powerful, and flexible than the current 20mm x 102 used in the M61 series, without much of a weight and size penalty.
     
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  19. MikeInOr

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    I always considered the .30 carbine a mediocre round in a fantastic little field rifle. To me the only reason to shoot .30 carbine ammunition is because of the WONDERFUL M1 carbine... not the other way around. I would love a continuous supply of dirt cheap .30 carbine cases though.

    I just don't see ANY big holes on the currently available chamber offerings of the hand guns, carbines and rifles we have available to us today!

    If I had to choose one cartridge that represents a role unfulfilled in the current market I think I would have to go with the .50 GI. Big fat relatively slow moving bullet in a very controllable package that makes very big holes in its intended targets! Even though I own a light weight Detert Eagle L5 in .50 AE I contend there is really no EDC 50 cal. handguns available.
     
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  20. db_tanker

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    hmm...45 WinMag and 348 Winchester would make me happy for sure
     
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  21. swingmaster

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    I’ll be happy when 12 gauge skeet ammo comes back to my area.
     
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    The Carcano had a wide variety of projectiles including wooden-bulleted "Guard" cartridges and the "Mitraglia": which had three separate bullets stuffed into it.

    There's a wide variety of modern off-the-shelf bullets for the 6.5 CM (CreedMoor?).

    I'm a bit old-fashioned, I guess, since I preferred bigger (.30 caliber / 168 grain) bullets at 2800 f/s for long-range shooting. The only advantage I can see about the "CM" (Creedmoor) cartridge by Hornady is its romantic name and its length. (I used to work at the Creedmoor State Hospital in New York...long after it was a rifle range, of course.)

    Terry, 230RN
     
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  23. Flechette

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    .455 Webley...just because it is fun to lob a baseball of lead down range and wait a little while for it to impact the target.
     
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  24. Milt1

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    The .222 Remington and two that have been previously mentioned, the .250-3000 Savage and the .218 Bee. I, at one time, had a Winchester Model 43 in .218 Bee and it's a dandy little varmint cartridge.
     
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  25. Meeks36

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    41 mag. Yes I know they are still around. Just wish they would make more. Would love a lever in 41 mag. Without selling my truck to buy it.
     
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