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Whats your caliber footprint?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by High Planes Drifter, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. High Planes Drifter

    High Planes Drifter Member

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    How many different calibers do you own? If you own many different calibers, is there a reason, other than collecting? I currently own rifles in 6 different calibers:

    .22
    .223
    7.62x39
    .30-30
    6.5x55
    .30-06

    I dont use the .30-30 other than a truck gun. If I really wanted to I could eliminate that, and put my AK in my truck. But the .30-30 was my Dad's, so its place is safe & sound in my arsenal. I dont need my AR's. But they're just so darned fun to shoot, and my 16" A3 lives on the side of my bed. Why do I own a 6.5 Swede, you ask? I dont know, honestly. I shoot it at the range, I once thought of replacing my .30-06, which is my go-to-deer gun, with it. But that'll never happen; Im a guy that doesnt like to fix what aint broke.

    Honestly, I could eliminate 3 calibers from my arsenal, lowering my overall "caliber footprint" to 3 different rifle cartridges. Thus making ammo purchases easy. What about you.?
     
  2. Drgong

    Drgong Member

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    .22lr
    6.5x55
    7.62x54r

    Thats it.
     
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  3. MMcfpd

    MMcfpd Member

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    In order of use:

    5.56/.223
    7.62x39
    .45 ACP
    .50BEO
     
  4. MRIman

    MRIman Member

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    I'm a collector myself. Some calibers I have a dozen + in!!!!


    .17 HMR
    .22 LR
    .22 WMR
    5.45x39mm
    5.56x45mm
    7.62x25mm
    7.62x39mm
    7.62x51mm
    7.62x54R
    7.5x54
    7.5x55
    .35 Rem.
    8mm
    9x18mm
    9x19mm
    .38 Spl.
    .38 S&W
    .40 S&W
    .44 Mag.
    .45 ACP
    .410
    12 ga.
     
  5. bgeddes

    bgeddes Member

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    Let's see:

    .22s/l/lr
    .270
    7.62x39
    30-06
    .303
    .308
     
  6. rantingredneck

    rantingredneck Member

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    .22LR (2)
    .223/5.56 (1)
    .243 Win (1)
    .30-06 (1)

    that pretty much covers the present rifle collection.
     
  7. highlander 5

    highlander 5 Member

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    22lr,223,7.62x39,308,40/65 and 45/70
     
  8. shevrock

    shevrock Member

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    Location:
    Tennesee-Lawrenceburg
    22lr
    7.62X39 [no longer available to me :(
    12GA
     
  9. Vicious-Peanut

    Vicious-Peanut Member

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    Texas
    .22 LR
    .22 Magnum
    .223
    .410
    12 Gauge
    .357 Magnum
    .38 Special
    7.62x54R
     
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  10. paratroop23

    paratroop23 Member

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    7.62x51mm
    7.62x39mm
    5.56x45mm
    12 Gauge
    .45 ACP
    .40 S&W
    9mm
     
  11. squirrel sniper

    squirrel sniper Member

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    .22lr
    .223.
    12 gauge
     
  12. tiger rag

    tiger rag Member

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    Location:
    The Chocolate City
    22lr
    5.56
    7.62x39
    30 30
    308
    30 06
    444
    45 70
     
  13. Franco2shoot

    Franco2shoot Member

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    Location:
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    My collection goes from handgun to rifle to shotgun
    Starting at handgun
    .32 (PPK)
    .44 Magnum (Ruger blackhawk)
    .45 1911
    then to rifle
    .177 Silent but deadly varmit 1600fps (Ruger)
    .22lr survival (Henry)
    .308 hunting (Remington model 7)
    7.62x54r cheap high power training - (91/30 Mosin + M44 carbine)
    12ga over & under and an Autoloader (Baretta & Franchi)
    I practice across all the ranges.

    KKKKFL
     
  14. UnTainted

    UnTainted Member

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    Long Guns:
    .22lr
    .223
    30-06
    300WSM
    12g

    handguns:
    .22lr
    380acp
    9mm
    .40s&w
    357sig
    460MAG S&W
     
  15. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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  16. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

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    Location:
    Along "That Dark and Bloody River"
    .22lr handguns and rifle
    .22 mag. handgun
    .22 Hornet Contender handgun
    .357 mag. 1875 Remington (Uberti)
    .36 caliber 1861 Colt Navy (Uberti)
    .44 mag. SBH
    .243 Rem. VLS
    30/30 Contender handgun and Marlin 336

    .410 ga.
    20 ga.

    :cool:
     
  17. elmerfudd

    elmerfudd Member

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    Darn, some of you guys have got me beat.

    .22lr
    .223
    7.62x39
    7.62x54R
    30-06
    7.5 Swiss
    .308
    .32 ACP
    8mm
    .380
    .40 S&W
    11mm Murata
    30 gauge
    12 gauge

    If you include airguns,
    .177
    .20
    .22
    .25

    I think that's it, but I might have skipped one.
     
  18. Olympus

    Olympus Member

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    .22lr
    .40
    .223
    .25-06
    .270
    .308
    .300 Win Mag
     
  19. jkingrph

    jkingrph Member

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    Location:
    E. Texas
    22 LR
    380acp
    38 Special
    38 SS&W
    357 mag
    44 mag
    10mm auto
    45acp

    22 Hornet
    223 (5.56)
    6.5x55
    7x57
    7.5x55 Swiss
    300 Savage
    30 WCF (30-30)
    30-06
    38-55
    375H&H
    8x57
    405Win
    35 Rem
    10.4x54 Swiss
    458 Win Mag
    (may be another 375, or possibly a 416 Rigby later this week)
    45-70

    .177 airguns

    410 bore
    28 ga
    20 a
    16 ga
    12 ga

    Too darn many but fun
     
  20. mmay1

    mmay1 Member

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    For hunting/shooting, I use 22LR (small game), 223 Rem. (varmits) and 308 Win. (pigs and deer). For "collecting" I have 270 Win., 30-30 and 30-06 Springfield. I have done some hunting with the 270 Win., which is a good all around caliber for the game most commonly found here.
     
  21. MMCSRET

    MMCSRET Member

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    70+ firearms in 50+ calibers, because I didn't have them before.
     
  22. Hypnogator

    Hypnogator Member

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    .22LR - Small Game
    .44 Mag - Deer in East (Brushland)
    7.62x39 - Deer (wife's)
    .30-40 Krag - Deer & Elk, short to medium range.
    .300 Win Mag - Elk, Deer out West (long range)
     
  23. VegasOPM

    VegasOPM Member

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    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Rifles:
    22lr
    22mag
    .223
    .30 carbine
    .357 mag
    .44 mag
    7x57 Mauser
    7.62 NATO
    7.62 x 39
    .30-06
    .35 Whelen
    Pistols:
    22lr
    .38
    .357
    9mm
    .40
    .45 ACP
    .44 Mag
    Shotguns:
    .410
    28 ga
    20 ga
    16 ga
    12 ga
    10 ga
     
  24. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    .223
    .6.5 X 55
    .44
     
  25. Bartkowski

    Bartkowski Member

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    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    .22lr
    5.56
    7mm rem mag
    12ga.
    .30-30
    7.62x39
    .30-06
    8x57
    7.62x54r
    .22wmr
    9x19
    .357
    .38spl

    And some arisaka that is beat up and don't know what it shoots...it came in a bunch of guns I bought for a very very low price so I took it.
     
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