What's your favorite caliber?

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  1. sisyphus

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    41 magnum and then 9mm, one for love and one for necessity
     
  2. Zendude

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    32 H&R magnum
     
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    My favorite(s) change depending on my mood, the season, what I had for breakfast…:D

    Right now, my favorites in order:
    .45 Colt
    .38 Special
    .45 ACP
    9mm
    .357 magnum
    .22 LR

    4 months ago it would have been similar with .38 Spl and .357 magnum on top. .22 LR floats about on my list.
    In 4 months? Who knows?

    It’s fun shooting them all.
     
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    Sounds familiar!

    Kevin
     
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  5. flightsimmer

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    It's 10mm for me in both my autos and my revolvers.
    But of course I have many, many others.
     
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  6. WisBorn

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    My favorites
    38 special effective to carry fun to shoot
    357 mag when you want a little more energy
    41 mag just because it's different and effective.

    I don't think I have shot any cartridges that I didn't like :cool:
     
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  7. bullseye308

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    Definitely 9mm for me. I love it in my Glock 17, 2 Springfield Range Officers, and an AR-9. By far the most rounds reloaded here are 9mm cast and coated. A long distant second is 357 in a 6” GP-100, then 223 in a bolt and an AR, then tied for last is .22 in 3 guns and 38 in a Smith mod 67 4”.

    I sold all the 30 cal and 12ga because my shoulders are falling apart and the 20ga needs to be shot sometime soon.
     
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  8. Thomas Mayberry

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    I've consolidated to .22, .38 special, & 9mm. I no longer hunt with a handgun and don't anticipate fighting off a bear so these accomplish what I expect out of a handgun. Besides, they're fun to shoot!
     
  9. NorthBorder

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    45 Colt
    22LR
     
  10. high country

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    This. If I had to pick a favorite it would be .38 special.
     
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  11. GunnyUSMC

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    45 Colt, with 45 ACP and 22 lr fighting it out for second place.
     
  12. Trashyshoots

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    .22lr
    45acp
    10mm
    9mm

    In order. But they all have different uses.
     
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    If I had to pick one it would be 10mm.
    Available in Glocks and 1911s
    Easy to handload.
    Velocity is high enough for "regular" bullets to expand; a Nosler 150 JHP at 1,400 fps expands nicely.;)
     
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  14. Hartkopf

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    And revolvers are available in 10mm if you ever want something totally different.
     
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    Wow, tough question, favorite or the one I shoot the most these days?

    Rimfire, favorite would be .22 WMR, but I have and shoot more .22LR as it is cheaper and I have a bunch of it stocked up.

    CF Handguns: 45 Colt and ACP are favorites, but I Carry 9mm usually so it gets shot more than any other centerfire HG cartridge.

    CF Rifles: 6.5CM (140s) and .223 (69 gr for the bolt actions and 55s for the Semis). Have not shot much of either this last year.

    Dave
     
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  16. Jimster

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    .45acp
    44-40
    45-70
    .62 roundball
    I like .30 carbine but I hate trimming cases.
     
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  17. bannockburn

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    In some kind of order:

    1) .22LR- I never get tired or bored with shooting this round.
    2) 9mm.- My favorite centerfire cartridge. Have more guns with this one than any other.
    3) .45 ACP- This was the one I was raised on, primarily in a 1911.
    4) .45 Colt- I think no collection is complete without a single action revolver for this cartridge.
    5/6) .44 Special and .38 Super.- Too close to call with these two. Love them both but for different reasons.
    7) .380 ACP- The perfect choice for a pocket size semi-auto.
    8) .38 Special- Got to love it in any S&W K and J frame.
    9) .357 Magnum- Never had much need for this cartridge but really like the guns I have it chambered in.
    10) .41 Magnum- Had two excellent S&Ws for this round. Still haven't found their replacements yet.
     
  18. Barbaroja

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    Tough call. I’ve gotta say 41mag with 44 special nipping at its heels. It would be a photo finish to determine the winner on race day. The only auto cartridge that I really like is 45acp
     
  19. brutus51

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    Yeah it's really tough, I listed 38 Super as number 6 on my list but I've been shooting it a lot as it's my latest or newest caliber to reload for.
    .45 ACP will always be my #1 because it's my chosen self defense round.:)
     
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    Yes they are but the Ruger, Match Champion turned out to be very scarce. Their made of unobtainum.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    22lr, 22wmr, 38sp, 32acp.

    22: still relatively inexpensive. can pack alot into a small case.
    38 and 32: centerfire protection.
     
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  23. brutus51

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    Come to think of it 357 seems to get the most amount of range time for me, I load 357 brass down to 38 special velocities for target shooting.
    Think the biggest reason it gets the most range time is because I don't have to chase after the brass, just like the .22's.;)
     
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  24. dawei

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    41 Remington® Magnum, hands down my all-time favorite caliber!
     
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  25. Pudge

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    .358 in a handgun and .308 in a rifle would be fine. Not saying it's best for every situation or anyone else, but for what I shoot, and what I hunt, I could make due and not feel ill equipped.
     
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