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Anybody like not so common calibers? Whats your favorite?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by errackeleo, May 22, 2012.

  1. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    I have most the common calibers in handguns and even a few not as common, but farily mainstream calibers. I've recently started researching wildcat calibers and other odd ball loads. I think some are great, and others started out with good intentions, but fell short on delivery. I now own 5.7x28, .357 sig, and 10mm (I love the 10mm). I am planning on buying a 22 TCM when I can get one in anything but rock river, and am very interested in the 40 super. I'm curious as to what else is out there. I want everyone to tell me what is their favorite and why. Why are some dinosaur obsolete poor performers still so poplular (like the 45 ACP). Help me pick my next oddball.
     
  2. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    I had a 6.5 Gibbs that was a fast flat shooting rifle i miss it.
    I have the 5.7x28 also but its getting more popular now. Thats another great round.
    Are u looking for more of a pistol or rifle cartridge?
     
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  3. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    Oh yrs ago my dad had a 416rig. That was fun to shoot..
     
  4. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    I also really like the 300 AAC Blackout round. I recently sampled an AR-15 with a 300 AAC upper complete with supressor. I was more than impressed. Soooo Quiet! I also was impressed with the 50 Beowulf. I'm just a little more into handguns than rilfles....or shotguns. Don't want to leave out the 10, 16, and 28 guage advocates.
     
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  5. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    416 rigby....that's an express rifle cartridge. That had to be a real ground pounder.
     
  6. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a .327 federal mag, .257 roberts and a .270wsm. really like all three.
     
  7. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    That was a real beast wish my mom could of kept it after my dad died but it help pay off alot of bill's.
    I did however get to keep a few shells that were left over. And i will always have the memories.
     
  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I like mouse guns in.25acp. Not for any practical use, but for mere existence value. I also have a rifle in .257 Roberts Ackley Improved. Obsolte and odd are entertaining. I have enough guns that are practical tools. Some are there just to be toys...
     
  9. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    6x45 :thumbup:
     
  10. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not too unusual, but I really like my 38 Super Colt and my 32 Winchester Special Lever. A bit different but both great cartridges.
     
  11. czgunner

    czgunner SW WA Member

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    I like the oddballs too.
    I hand load so it makes it so practical!
     
  12. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    I don't have a practical use for most of mine either. I just like to shoot them and they hold value like a classic car.
     
  13. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    Handloading really opened up my eyes on what is out there. Owning wildcat cartridges is now affordable.
     
  14. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Favorite is 10mm. Followed closely by .475 Wildey Magnum. And just getting started with 357 SIG

    Oops. Forgot the 8x56R for rifle...

    elsie
     
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  15. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Odd cal. Pistols, I have 7.62X25, 9X18, and 41 colt. Rifles, .264 win mag (it's coming back now) and I really like the original .257 Roberts and 8X57 Mauser.
     
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    euge Snohomish Member

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    500 linebaugh
     
  17. kibs45

    kibs45 Portland Active Member

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    I don't really consider it an odd caliber, but, I love the Japanese Type 38 in 6.5x50. It is a good diameter/weight combination, carries good velocity, and has minimal recoil. The Japanese decided it wasn't good enough for a war cartridge and moved up to 7.7(?), but I figure a 6.5mm, 140 grain bullet doing about 2500 to be a good performer. The only thing is pre-made rounds are expensive, actual reloading dies seem to be more difficult to find/expensive, and most later model chambers are large, so you don't really want to swap brass between guns/limited brass life, and the rifle is long 31(?) inch barrel... Love to shoot it though!
     
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  18. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    Waiting on my C&R (should be here any day,) to get a Nagant M1895, which uses the unique 7.62x38R.
     
  19. BadMotel

    BadMotel Bellingham Active Member

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    You gotta read this. Apparently some people take their .25's a little too seriously.
     
  20. errackeleo

    errackeleo None Member

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    With all that how can it not be an odd caliber. Okay...maybe not odd....i will call it less than mainstream. These kind of replies is what I wanted to hear about. I want to know about the calibers wal mart does not stock on their shelves.