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What caliber really attracts you?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Glock Commander, Nov 14, 2017 at 1:43 PM.

  1. Glock Commander

    Glock Commander

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    Not to hijack another thread.

    Being into milsurps at one time. I got a Swedish Mauser and was greatly impressed with the 6.5x55mm. As a reloader I figured the powder I used for .30-06 would be a good choice and it turned out to be great. 5 shot groups at 100 yards were as small as 0.75 inch. IMR 4350 was my choice under Speer 140 grain bullets.
     
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  3. Alabusa

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    I did some machine work on a friend's 6.5x55. He carried it to Minnesota and killed the biggest deer of his life. Grossed in the mid 170s.

    My biggest attraction right now is the .338 Lapua in a Sako TRG42.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. sciolist

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    9mm. It's just right for almost everything I want to do. I really enjoy loading and shooting it.
     
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  5. TheDreadnought

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    .40 S&W. It's the perfect combination of pistol round options. Hard hitting with high capacity, without too much muzzle blast or recoil.
     
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    That would be 12ga OO buck.
     
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    .357 Sig

    But just an attraction. Don't want to afford what it cost to feed it.
     
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    9mm for fun/ defense
    308X51 for Moose season
    12guage 3" #1/ 20guage 3" #2 for Geese/ Ducks
    243 for Caribou and Fox
    22lr for Ptarmigan
     
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    It would scare me not to have something a wee bigger than a .308 for moose.

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    308 150gr federal bullet in my M1A SOCOM (16" barrel) works great, one or two shots. Shots are in neck or head, doesn't ruin too much of the meat. I only had one monster bull a few years ago the rest were 3 to 5 year old's.
     
  11. BradD

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    That. I have been carrying a G23 forever. I bought a G30 last year to have something different. I don't carry it, though. I get no additional muzzle energy and lose three rounds per mag.
     
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  12. Deltic

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    At least with a .38 I don't lose 20% of my brass.
     
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    I want a 6.5mm-284 or a 6.5mm Creedmoor. No wait, I want both.
     
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    9mm
    .38/.357
    .308 win
    12 gauge
     
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    Bullet design is more important than caliber with in reason. You can do a lot with a good bonded bullet.
     
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    In order - 45 ACP, 9mm, 9x18 Mak, .380 ACP, .22 Cal
     
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    I'm obsessed with the .32acp. I reload it and have more guns in this caliber than any other....5 of them.

    I carry 9mm but I really like .32 and the guns that use it.

    VooDoo
     
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    The .38 Special in an old Model 10 just has a dignity all it's own.
     
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    .44 Special
    .40 S&W
    .22 LR
    .17 HMR
    .30-06
    12 Gauge

    The attraction of each is that it has a use and does it well.
     
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