Whats your caliber footprint?

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

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  1. 49willys

    49willys Member

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    Always changing,but currently I have
    17hmr
    22lr
    243win.
    308win.
    303 british
    7.62x54r
    .45 acp
    40sw
    9mm
    380
    12ga.
     
  2. ShakyHands

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    How do you store and organize ammo for all these calibers? :eek:
    Do you even have ammo for all of them or are you just using some of those?
     
  3. Scooter22

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    Why is it surprising. You buy a gun, a couple boxes of ammo and it adds up. It's not like you have to have a case on hand of every cartridge you have. Many times the odd ball gun is just to add to the collection and take it out when you get the urge.
     
  4. ShakyHands

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    Thats how you do it huh?
    And when the shortage comes, you must be one of the guys crying all over the web that you cant find a box of .22. :banghead:
     
  5. HarcyPervin

    HarcyPervin Member

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    Why do you even bother? No disrespect intended, but if you're that cautious about your "private" information, why even have a profile on a website for gun owners? Knowing what you have is relatively the same as knowing that you have at all, isn't it? I'm just trying to understand the logic behind that sort of post...

    My personal footprint is limited:

    Pistol:
    .45 ACP

    Rifle:
    .22 LR
    .30-06

    Shotgun:
    12 ga
    20 ga

    My dad and I share guns though, which opens up more

    Pistol:
    .22 LR
    .38 sp
    .357 mag
    9mm
    .44 SP

    Rifle:
    .17 WSM
    A few more .22lr
    .30 Carbine
    .22-250
    .30 WCF
    .30-30 (Same as above, gun chambered in each)

    Shotgun:
    more 12 and 20
     
  6. Sound Dude

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    <<How do you store and organize ammo for all these calibers? >>

    I reload all those except the .22lr/wmr
    I put the cartridges in 4x6 4mil poly bags that I seal with a bag sealer. Those bags are then put into ammo cans. .30-cal cans for rifle, .50-cal cans for pistol rounds. The cans are all stacked against one wall. When I go to the range I just select bags out of the various ammo cans and toss them into my range bag. The system works well. Shotgun shells go into 5 gallon buckets. Haven't made shotgun rounds in a while as the price of shot is insane. Last time I bought shot it was $12 a bag.

    <<Do you even have ammo for all of them or are you just using some of those? >>

    Absolutely. Have and make ammo for them all.

    << And when the shortage comes, you must be one of the guys crying all over the web that you cant find a box of .22.>>

    Not me. I planned ahead. Yep, my .22 is getting low, but not out. Plenty of everything else. Several guys in my office reload. We often group buy and do some horse-trading.
     
  7. ShakyHands

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    Nicely done! I figured somebody with so many calibers does not just grab two boxes of ammo with the gun purchase but will have a solid way to keep everything stored and organized. Kudos to you!
     
  8. Sound Dude

    Sound Dude Member

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    I see you just joined THR. Welcome, Shaky Hands!
    Lots of good experience, lore, knowledge (and a bit of ole-fashioned BS) here.
     
  9. PJSprog

    PJSprog Member

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    Handgun
    .22LR
    .22WMR
    .38 Special
    .357 Magnum

    Rifle
    .22LR
    .22WMR
    .223
    7x57 Mauser
    .30-'06

    Shotgun
    12 ga
    20 ga
     
  10. Inebriated

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    .22LR (strongly considering ditching it)
    9mm
    .45 ACP
    7.62x39
    .30-06
    .243 Winchester
    12 Gauge
    20 Gauge
    7.62x54r

    I try not to have calibers that overlap in function. 7.62x54r is because it's super cheap and I just use it in a Mosin Nagant, and the 20 gauge is because a lady at WalMart gave me 20 instead of 12, so I just went with it and got a single shot to shoot it up. The only thing I'm considering adding is 5.56, 10mm, and maybe some sort of 6mm or 6.5mm, if I ever find a place to shoot extended ranges. I'd love to get into it, but nowhere to shoot.
     
  11. garyhan

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    too many
     
  12. Armor Snail

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    .22lr
    .32ACP
    .380
    9MM
    .38SPL
    5.56
    .223
    12G
     
  13. Russian Hammer

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    9mm
    44 magnum
    7.62x39
    .308
    30-06
    8mm Mauser
    458 Lott
    .22lr
    5.45x39
    .22 magnum
    .410
    16ga
    12ga

    I think that's about it, used to have a lot more but have pruned my collection recently
     
  14. artpotts

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    22lr
    223/5.56
    25-06
    308/7.62x51
    338 federal
    350 remington mag
    44 BP
    50 beowulf on back order, not too much longer I hope
    54 BP
     
  15. Pete D.

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    too numerous

    Earlier on, I was lazy...other fellows have taken the time so I will also.
    Muzzleloaders - the most basic handloading:
    .50 Cal flint and percussion rifles.
    Two .50 caplock pistols...and a flinter.
    18 gauge Howdah
    14 gauge Blunderbuss
    20 gauge flintlock fowler and another one is 16 gauge.
    12 SXS caplock
    H&R Hunstman 12 gauge.
    repro Remington .36 Navy revolver.

    Cartridges, Rifles:
    .22LR
    .22 Hornet
    .22 WMR
    .223 Rem
    .243 Win
    .30 Carbine
    .30-30 Win
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Springfield
    7.62 MicroWhisper
    7.62X39
    7.62X54R
    7.62X55
    .310 Cadet
    .303 British
    .375 H&H
    .416 Rigby
    .45-70
    .50-70
    .577-450

    Carridges, Pistol:
    .22 Short
    .22 LR
    5.7X28
    .32 ACP
    .32 S&W
    .32 Colt
    9mm Luger
    7.62 Nagant
    .38 Special
    .357 Magnum
    .38 S&W
    9mm Makarov
    .400 Corbon
    .44 Special
    .44 Rem magnum
    .44 Russian
    .44 Bulldog
    .45 ACP
    .45 Super
    .500 S&W.

    Shotshells
    .410 bore
    20 gauge
    12 gauge
     
  16. Rushthezeppelin

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    .22lr
    .223/5.56
    9mm
    In a few weeks I'll have a 300 blk upper built.
     
  17. japollner

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    Pistol:
    45acp

    Rifle:
    22lr
    .223/5.56
    .308
    7.62x54r

    Shotgun:
    12ga

    K.I.S.S.
     
  18. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    let's see
    22
    32acp
    380 acp
    9mm
    40 sw
    45acp
    45colt
    10mm
    223
    6.8 spc
    270
    6.5x55
    30 06
    410
    12 gauge
     
  19. alfon99

    alfon99 Member

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    32 gauge
    16 gauge
    12 gauge
    .22 lr
    7x57
    .38 spl
    9x19
     
  20. Agsalaska

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    I am a collector so I have a lot. Or at least I did before the fire.

    As for shooters

    22lr x 3
    222 Rem Mag,
    22 hornet
    30-06
    9mm
    40
    38sp
    12 gauge
     
  21. DammitBoy

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    1) .22 long rifle
    2) .22 magnum
    3) .38 special
    4) .357 magnum
    5) .45 acp
    6) 45 long colt
    7) .454 casull
    8) .410 gauge
    9) .223/5.56
    10) .308/7.62x51
    11) 12 gauge

    I've been working to reduce my footprint from 21 calibers down to 10, but I think this is the best I'm going to do...
     
  22. varanid

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    well, I feel entirely inadequate now after this thread.
     
  23. Rushthezeppelin

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    Same..my soon to be 4 caliber arsenal seems rather puny. Only been into guns for a year though.
     
  24. Warp

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    Pistol
    9mm Luger
    .45 ACP
    .38 spl
    .357 magnum

    Rifle
    5.56/.223
    .30-06
    7.62x54R

    Shotgun
    12 gauge

    Rimfire
    .22lr
     
  25. RVH

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    usa south carolina
    ar 7 22cal
    cg63 swiss 6.5x55
    .38 special
     
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