SOME of us have been wrangling over the meaning of the first Amendment and some other non germaine items recently. So, I think it is time to get back to the reason why we joined this forum in the first place. So, I have a question. What is your number one favorite caliber and why? You can choose handgun, rifle or shotgun. I'll start the ball rolling. My top choice would be the 30-06. Why? Because it is the granddaddy of most rifle calibers in use today. This calber consistently ranks in the top five in popularity and has for many years. Everything is compared to it. Time after time down through the years I have seen a new caliber introduced and I almost always hear something like "it's almost as fast as a 30-06." Or, "it's more powerful than the 06." Or "faster." And so on. Is this a good enough reason to favor it? Not neccessarily. But the 06 has the power to do almost anything you need a rifle to do. It is not unpleasent to shoot. You can hit targets at 1,000 yards with it. It has a wide range of bullets available. If you find any ammo being sold anywhere, there will probably be 06 there. You can hunt anything from mouse to moose with it. It doesn't have to be your only gun but I think that everybody should have an 06 rifle on their rack. What do you think?