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What caliber just doesn't attract you????

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by byf43, Nov 12, 2017 at 10:35 AM.

  1. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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    What rifle/handgun caliber just doesn't 'float your boat'???
    Which one does not attract you, at all????


    Me??
    I have several.

    Any of the 'whiz-bang' .17 calibers.
    .22 Magnum
    .22 Hornet
    .25-06
    .270 Winchester

    Any of the Weatherby calibers.

    Just to name a few.
     
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  2. yellolab

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    .40SW. Shot a neighbors one time, seemed very snappy with lots of quick muzzle rise. Hated it ever since.
     

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    357 sig. 500 S&W, 460 rowland, 32, 25, 17.
     
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    Anything goofy or not considered mainstream I guess.

    Stuff like 357sig and 45GAP. Certainly not saying they're bad, just that I won't mess with them.

    That being said, I hand load nearly everything so that influences heavily.

    I would say 80% of our firearms have never even seen a factory round.
     
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    .41 magnum.

    What is the purpose for it? Just get a .44 magnum and be done with it.

    Oh I'm sure there are those who love the .41 mag, and they will soon defend it. But I'm just saying for me, when I have .357 mag (with .38 capability), and .44 mag (with .44 special capability), the LEAST likely round I would ever buy would have to be the .41 mag :)
     
  7. ctxcummins

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    .50AE, .50GI, .380, .25, .32, any rimfire round, .410, and I'm sure there are a few others that i cant think of that just have zero place in my safe.

    Those rounds mentioned just are not practical for my uses. Any firearm I own will be 100% reliable or it's out the door, and rimfires just don't give me that level of reliability that I desire. They don't do anything a .223, .22-250 or other centerfire can't do anyway.

    The only exception is a .22LR Cricket rifle I bought for my son.
     
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    To be honest, 5.56.

    You can't hunt large game with it here, and for hogs (as they are a varmint species here can use it for that) would prefer 7.62x39.

    If we had prairie dogs, woodchucks, or some other type of nuisance pest could see it for that use, but we don't. Possums and trash pandas are plentiful here but we just sort of get along with them.

    Between 12 gauge, .308, 7.62x39 and .22 have pretty much all the bases covered. I will admit to liking both 300 blackout and 22-250, but could live without them.
     
  10. ronin.45

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    It would be much easier to list the calibers that do interest me. I have zero use for most calibers.
    So much redundancy and boutique calibers along with antiquated and just plain useless.
     
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    Now that got me curious as to your top 5 disliked calibers :)
     
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    40 S&W. Just buy a 10mm and be done with it.
     
  13. newglocker10mm

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    Before I would have said 40, but since I have gotten the M&P’s I have since changed my mind. Just used the wrong platform before. Can’t say I really dislike any caliber if they have a use, such as duplicate performance but less recoil, et cetera.
     
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    It's easier for me to list the ones I like - .22, .380, 9x18, 9mm, 45 ACP. I don't own rifles or revolvers so those rounds don't factor in.
     
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    .40 S&W, .45 GAP, .17 rimfire, just to name a few. tom. :whistling:
     
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    I am the same way. Over the years I have owned a slew of handguns chambered for just about everything. Now all of mine are 45 ACP, 10mm and 44 Magnum. Next year, I *might* buy a 460 XVR. But that's only a maybe at this point. I would also like a bolt action rifle someday, but I am only interested in the 6.5 Creedmoor.
     
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    Never really thought about the 5 I like least. Just off the top of my head.

    40S&W - designed to fill a gap that didn't need filled. 9mm and 45ACP are both excellent cartridges that didn't need compromised.

    500S&W - Smith was able to win the dick measuring contest that handgun makers have been waging since the late 1800s. In doing so they created a platform that is too big and ungainly to ever be really useful and created something most buyers only get to impress people at the range.

    22TCM - A wholly unnecessary cartridge that doesn't offer anything useful.

    4.6x30 - Not really a concern for civilians, but a glaring example of HK doing it's own thing even when it shouldn't be done. There were plenty of other cartridges with equal or better performance that would have worked in the "PDW" role. Sometimes different is not good.

    For my 5th choice I'm going to go with more of a category than a specific cartridge. "Short".
    Companies bring out a new cartridge design that simply mimics an older one in a shorter package. These are not needed. If you want 300WinMag, buy a 300WinMag. While there may be a small bit of utility in going to a shorter cartridge, most of the time you just get a bunch of rifles in safes with no ammo available for them. You don't see much ammo on shelves in WSSM, SAUM, or GAP cartridges. If you need a lighter rifle for sheep hunting, there are companies that make them in standard chamberings. No need to buy a new whiz-bang short stack to shave off a few extra oz from the receiver. If you can't get your tiny hand around a Glock 21, buy an M&P45. Don't buy a goofy boutique cartridge that will dry up in a few years.
     
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    I have a couple of NAA Mini Magnums that I adore for their teenyness and their ability to still punch (albeit a small) hole 13”+ in gel. So 22 WMR gets a pass from me.

    Bite your tongue!!!! :D

    I like 357 Sig as a ++P+ 9mm. In Glocks the form factor is identical to what I am comfortable with already. Just with extra spicyness.

    I also like that I can use my 9mm suppressor with 357 Sig and in a 16” barrel I get 2000+ fps and many different bullet choices because of 9mm donors.
     
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    I hate the .45acp. Flame away! Pretty much anything else I am game to try at the least.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
     
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    I like them all pretty much except the smaller pistol rounds such as .380, .32 and .25.
     
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