What's your favorite caliber?

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  1. Ric

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    It’s hard to choose between 357, 44 mag, and 45 acp
    Any of them are very flexible and can be loaded for anything I can think of
     
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  2. WrongHanded
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    .357 Sig is my favorite handgun cartridge. Why? I dunno, but it is. 125gr bullets at 1300-1450fps (depending on barrel length) in an bottlenecked autoloading cartridge, just speaks to me.

    It quietly whispers "Convert all your .40S&W guns".

    And I quietly whisper back "I already did".
     
  3. joneb

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    What's your favorite caliber?
    ? Did you mean to ask favorite cartridge?
    There are over thirty cartridges chambered for the .308 caliber.
    Sorry I don't mean to be picky but...
     
  4. BWstickman

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    I guess my favorite one would be 22... I love squirrel hunting and I prob have 10 times the ammo over everything else...
     
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  5. Trey Veston

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    I liked your post for the quality and not the content, lol. I bought a Glock G31 in 2001 or so to replace a G24 and I found the .357 Sig to be noticeably more snappy and obnoxious than .40 S&W. But, that's not why I abandoned it and returned to .40 S&W. It was because it was so expensive and hard to find back then, when I didn't reload and had a wife and two kids in the house.

    Now, I do reload, and I agree the numbers are impressive, but I have heard it is a pain to reload and I just don't have an interest in trying to reload another caliber in the middle of the greatest ammo and components shortage in modern history.
     
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  6. WrongHanded
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    That's pretty understandable. It's got a few more steps in the reloading process, and is not nearly as simple as straight walled pistol cartridges. But once you have a process and have the dies dialed in, it's not a big deal.

    I actually only have two loads. One is a 124gr FMJ-FP with Power Pistol, and the other a 125gr Gold Dot with BE-86. Some people like the idea of loading a variety of bullet weights and working up many different loads for "versatility". I like to keep it simple. Though I prefer Federal 125gr HST for carry.

    It's snappier than .40, but not quite so pushy. Or atleast that's been my experience. It probably is a dying cartridge, as people say. But so is the .41 mag, and I still have one of those.
     
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    25-20......wait a minute! This is a handgun thread.! Don't think any handgun was ever chambered in 25-20..... OK, 32-20!!
     
  8. nofendertom

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    .45ACP---in both semi-auto and revolver.
     
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