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Old 02-13-2020, 08:06 PM
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My list is pathetically small compared to some of you:

.22LR
.25ACP
.32ACP
.380ACP
.38 Special
.357 Magnum
9x19mm
.45ACP
.45 Colt
5.56mm
.300 Blackout
7.62x39mm
.30-30
.30-'06
... plus .36 and .44 caliber black powder.

I'm not interested in hand cannons or elephant guns, nor do I care to adopt an oddball or obsolete cartridge that is next to impossible to find. I don't reload, so if I can't easily find it on a store shelf I'm not going to bother with it.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:21 PM
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I have a huge list of cartridges and calibers I already have and use, albeit some more rarely though.
But I have entertained thoughts about a .350 Legend, or maybe a 460 S&W or 500 S&W. More as carbines and not pistols.
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:17 PM
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I have a huge list of cartridges and calibers I already have and use, albeit some more rarely though.
But I have entertained thoughts about a .350 Legend, or maybe a 460 S&W or 500 S&W. More as carbines and not pistols.
.458 socom or hammer is a very cool loading that I'm looking into but can never convince myself to get
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:00 AM
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Yes, I have always kept to 22 LR, 9mm, 45 ACP 223/5.56 and 308/7.62.
Ditto; except for that and 12 Gauge; and three airgun calibers.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:46 AM
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I didn't serve in the military, don't hunt and don't shoot long range rifle. So, my perspective is quite limited. My wife and I currently shoot .22LR, .223/5.56, 9mm, 12 gauge and 45 ACP. I also have a Colt Python, so have a few boxes of .38 and .357, but we don't shoot that one at all.

I wouldn't plan on adding any weapons or cartridges, only because this results in overall cost growth for ammunition, supporting tools (if any) and space. I'm at the point in life where we need to consume and own less, not more. So, no, I wouldn't be adding any cartridges in the foreseeable future.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:52 AM
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Never bought a box of 22LR/40 S&W/38 super/380 and never owned a firearm in any of those calibers or owned a shotgun in anything but 12 gauge.

My mainstays are

45acp
10MM
357 mag
223/556
308/762x51
9mm
12 guage

But that didn't keep me from getting into 2 Henry's in 45-70 Gov't for Christmas.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:30 AM
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.458 socom or hammer is a very cool loading that I'm looking into but can never convince myself to get
I already have a .450 Bushmaster that I use for pig hunting. My main draw for the .450 BM was that some of the stores sell the factory ammo for it too. It has been great for pig hunting too, so far it really stops them in their tracks. I haven't needed to shoot long distances yet.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:57 AM
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I'm more into the guns themselves. The caliber is a secondary consideration.

I'd like a Luger or a Broomhandle. Chambered in whatever it happens to be, as long as I can get some rounds for it to do a bit of shooting.

Because I'm honest enough to admit that I'm not going to be shooting thousands of rounds through my Broomhandle, like it was a .22 plinker.

Also note that there's a lot of "Ballistic Overlap" ------- to coin a term, on many calibers anyhow. Many rounds can be loaded up, or down, to resemble the performance of other cartridges.

A tiny variance in bullet weight or FPS doesn't make a world of difference for my purposes. I'm not hunting or competing. Just a hobbiest.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:20 AM
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I've always had a yen for a Com-Block DRAGUNOV Designated Marksman Rifle, with Military Optic - but so far not the price of one. This would involve me using a new caliber - 7.62x54 - which I've never tried - I assume it isn't any more painful than .308 ??
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:56 AM
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I've always had a yen for a Com-Block DRAGUNOV Designated Marksman Rifle, with Military Optic - but so far not the price of one. This would involve me using a new caliber - 7.62x54 - which I've never tried - I assume it isn't any more painful than .308 ??
Completely depends on the gun it's fired in, in a mounted LMG 7.62x54r is very enjoyable with just some buzzing in the hands of the shooter. A 5lb .308 field rifle will smack the hell out of you, a 7.62x54r in a nagant will hammer your shoulder with it's metal pad into next week......while a SCAR17s with a brake and gas piston regulator replacement feels like a 5.56 that's just really loud.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:30 AM
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My current calibers:

.22 LR
.22 Magnum
.25 ACP
9 mm
38 Special
357 S&W Magnum
.40 S&W
10 mm
44-40 Winchester
45 ACP
45 Colt
44 Remington Magnum
454 Casull
223 Remington/5.56X45 mm
30-30 Winchester
308 Winchester/7.62X51 mm
50 Beowulf
12 Gauge

The .50 Beowulf is my latest caliber acquisition.

I have been drooling on a Weatherby Deluxe .300 magnum rifle at the LGS.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:34 AM
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I have so many calibers already you would have to to get really creative to name one I don't have. I am considering adding a Luger to my collection though so that would necessitate 500 rounds for that, 9x25mm also has my curiosity as a caliber for carry use because I think it can be driven fast enough to attain rifle style damage while having near zero recoil with possible ability to defeat armor.

The FK Brno has a proprietary round similar to 9x25 but it's too difficult to make a 1911 just for that when a 9x25 will be able to have the same effect.

I already have the following....

5.45x39
5.56x45
5.7x28
6.5 creed
6.5 Swiss
7.5 Swiss
7.62 tok
7.62 nagant
7.62x39
7.62x51
7.62x54r
12g
20g
410g
8mm Mauser
9x19
9x19 major
9x18
10mm
9x23 steyr
9mm largo
.17 hmr
.22 lr
.22 mag
.223
.223 Wylde
.25 auto
.30 carbine
.30-30
.30-06
.300 Black
.303 Brit
.308
.338 lap mag
.32 acp
.380
.38s
.38 spl
.357 mag
.357 sig
.40 s&w
.45 ACP
.45 Super
.450 SMC
.460 Rowland
.45 LC
.50 AE

I think that's all of them but I honestly am not sure, I have at least 500 rounds ball for each and at least one box of JHPs.

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Old 02-14-2020, 03:40 PM
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Having a bunch of related calibers increases the risk of attempting to shoot the wrong round out of a given caliber gun.

Now, while .38 Special and .357 Mag out of a revolver is obviously OK. Trying that sort of thing with a pistol may be funny on the range; but not funny when those .380 you loaded into your 9 mm mag "need to work" at 3 AM. Or, even worse; 9 mm loaded into a .40 S&W magazine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJu...=youtu.be&t=51

https://youtu.be/qNbnS30TV7o?t=271
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:47 PM
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...Now, while .38 Special and .357 Mag out of a revolver is obviously OK...
Actually .38 spl vs .357 is more likely to get mixed up. In my case I use the rubber speed strips for reload when I carry a revolver. I have two .38 spl (only) revolver a LCRx in .38 spl and a Model 60. I discovered one day that the speed strip I was carrying for several months was loaded with .357 magnums, which would have been a no go in ether revolver if the SHTF. The speed strip loaded with .38 spl was sitting in a locking drawer all that time.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:04 PM
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Actually .38 spl vs .357 is more likely to get mixed up. In my case I use the rubber speed strips for reload when I carry a revolver. I have two .38 spl (only) revolver a LCRx in .38 spl and a Model 60. I discovered one day that the speed strip I was carrying for several months was loaded with .357 magnums, which would have been a no go in ether revolver if the SHTF. The speed strip loaded with .38 spl was sitting in a locking drawer all that time.
Thanks for making my point about ammo confusion. I had not considered someone trying to load .357 Mag in a .38 Special revolver.

If you have .22LR; 9 mm; .45; .223; .308 and 12 Gauge, the only confusion that is likely, is birdshot/buckshot/slug; or the other way around. FMJ when you need a softpoint will make a difference, but not as much as trying to chamber .300 Blackout in your .223 cal AR...

Having "too many calibers" does not have to be a problem. Keep emergency use firearms and ammo separate from the the rest of your collection. Preload mags (and speed loaders) when you are awake, and stage them so that you can find them in the dark.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:08 PM
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Maybe a Hammer.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:09 PM
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Maybe a Hammer.
A golf club or baseball bat have more "range", but are not as easy to conceal carry
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:13 PM
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It can be an issue....

Try getting to the range with nearly identical pistols, with the ‘other’ mags😂

Although, disciplined organization is key. Just doesn’t always happen.

After farting around with just about everything under the sun in 50+ years of being a shooting loon, I’ve narrowed things down.

No need for me to have the numbers of guns and ammo and mags that I used to.

I’m happy with my trimmed down cache stash, and it make my life simpler, therefor more enjoyable.

I’m down to 8 calibers, and ‘more than xxx’ for each caliber.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:31 PM
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A golf club or baseball bat have more "range", but are not as easy to conceal carry
this kinda Hammer

https://www.wilsoncombat.com/300-hamr/
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:57 PM
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I'm more into the guns themselves. The caliber is a secondary consideration.

I'd like a Luger or a Broomhandle. Chambered in whatever it happens to be, as long as I can get some rounds for it to do a bit of shooting.

Because I'm honest enough to admit that I'm not going to be shooting thousands of rounds through my Broomhandle, like it was a .22 plinker.

Also note that there's a lot of "Ballistic Overlap" ------- to coin a term, on many calibers anyhow. Many rounds can be loaded up, or down, to resemble the performance of other cartridges.

A tiny variance in bullet weight or FPS doesn't make a world of difference for my purposes. I'm not hunting or competing. Just a hobbiest.
I agree. Was it Jeff Cooper who said "there is nothing new under the sun"??

Browse a reloading manual and many rifle rounds are designed to be 100 or so fps better than the previous whiz bang round. Most are so hung up on speed and energy that accuracy suffers.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:12 PM
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No. Friends are trying to talk me into 6.5 Creedmore but right now I do not think so.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:19 PM
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.22 S/L/LR
.223 Rem/5.56
.25 ACP
.32 ACP
.380 ACP
.30 M1 carbine
7.62x25 Tok
7.62x51 NATO/.308 Win
.30 USA/.30/40 Krag
30-06
7.62x54R
6.5x55 Swede
7x57 Mauser
8x57 Mauser
7.5x55 Swiss
9x18 Makarov
9x19 Para
.38 Special/.357 Magnum
.40 S&W
.401 Herters Powermag
.41 Special/Magnum
.44 Special/Magnum
.45 ACP
.45 Long Colt
.45 Webley/Eley
.45/70 US Govt

Geez , once ya start recalling , , , ,


One of those Colt-Richards Conversions by Uberti in .44 Colt is haunting my very thoughts.

But I made a New Years Resolution to not buy any more guns till I sold some.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:38 PM
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Having a bunch of related calibers increases the risk of attempting to shoot the wrong round out of a given caliber gun.

Now, while .38 Special and .357 Mag out of a revolver is obviously OK. Trying that sort of thing with a pistol may be funny on the range; but not funny when those .380 you loaded into your 9 mm mag "need to work" at 3 AM. Or, even worse; 9 mm loaded into a .40 S&W magazine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJu...=youtu.be&t=51

https://youtu.be/qNbnS30TV7o?t=271
Yeah, that can be a problem, you really have to pay attention to if you have a 223 Rem and a 300 blackout. The 300 blackout will chamber just fine in a .223 or 5.56 gun. But setting it off with be spectacular if it doesn't kill you. You definitely need to only put one or the other up on the table, not both.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:10 PM
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Having a bunch of related calibers increases the risk of attempting to shoot the wrong round out of a given caliber gun.

Now, while .38 Special and .357 Mag out of a revolver is obviously OK. Trying that sort of thing with a pistol may be funny on the range; but not funny when those .380 you loaded into your 9 mm mag "need to work" at 3 AM. Or, even worse; 9 mm loaded into a .40 S&W magazine...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJu...=youtu.be&t=51

https://youtu.be/qNbnS30TV7o?t=271
Yeah, that can be a problem, you really have to pay attention to if you have a 223 Rem and a 300 blackout. The 300 blackout will chamber just fine in a .223 or 5.56 gun. But setting it off with be spectacular if it doesn't kill you. You definitely need to only put one or the other up on the table, not both.
My .300 mags are all FDE, they only ever get .300 and the black and metal mags are only ever 5.56. White mags are competition only
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:09 PM
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.45 Long Colt

I see what you did there.
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