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Old August 13, 2011, 07:00 AM   #26
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8x56 hungarain rimmed
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Old August 13, 2011, 11:54 AM   #27
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Cult cartridges I like:

.300 and .250 Savage
.358 Winchester
6.5mm Swede
7X57mm Mauser
.35 Rem.
7mm-08 Rem
.30-40 Krag
.303 Brit
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Old August 13, 2011, 12:45 PM   #28
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6.5x54MS, and the little rifle it goes with.
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Old August 13, 2011, 05:25 PM   #29
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.32 S&W Long is my only oddball caliber. It's not really that odd since you can still buy factory ammo for it and there are plenty of used S&W revolvers floating around that chamber it. But it is the closest to oddball that I have.
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Old August 13, 2011, 06:44 PM   #30
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Ah, yes, .30-40 Krag. That was a fun one. It will be missed...
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Old August 13, 2011, 07:04 PM   #31
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41 Reminton Magnum
260 Remington
6.5-06
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Old August 14, 2011, 10:00 AM   #32
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30 Mauser. Out of an 8 inch Contender barrel you can do all kinds of interesting things that were never intended.
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Old August 14, 2011, 11:51 AM   #33
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I reloaded some 450 Nitro express at a friends house. They are the biggest straight walled casings I have ever seen! They also used the same bullets as my 45/70 Govt with I felt was very nice.
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Old August 14, 2011, 01:19 PM   #34
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I do not load for this but my brother has a Marlin lever gun in 32 Win. Special and I like it because the lever action is smooth as silk. Whenever I visit this brother I try to get an opportunity to shoot it.

Other "odd" cartridges I like but do not even own are the .356 and .358 Win, .444 Marlin.
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Old August 15, 2011, 01:00 PM   #35
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For my bolts:

25 Souper (I learned how to form cases on this one 30 years ago)
358 Win

My lever picks:

307 Win
356 Win
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Old August 16, 2011, 12:46 AM   #36
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.221 fireball, love that little round, now if I could only find a contender barrel for it


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Old August 17, 2011, 11:12 PM   #37
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odd cartridges

I load all my cartridges

300 Savage
41 mag
7x57 mauser
8x57 mauser
375 Winchester

and many more, those are just the odd ones
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:05 PM   #38
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480 Ruger

450 Marlin
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Old August 19, 2011, 10:43 PM   #39
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25-20 in an old Marlin 1894 (gawd I love that gun)
30 Mauser in my restored C96
30-40 Krag
357 Automag (incredible muzzle flash)
38-55 in a relined Marlin 1893 (made in 1894)
44 Automag
45-70 to feed the Marlin, Contender, RB, and Sharps
*queue music* 'these are a few of my favorite things'
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Old August 20, 2011, 10:46 AM   #40
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Will add my two "forgotten" ones:

7.65x53mm - In the first modern rifle, the 1891 Mauser.

225 Winchester - Just because everyone else has a .22-250.
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Old August 21, 2011, 12:18 PM   #41
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9mm Winchester Magnum
9x29mm round used in Widley and AutoMag pistols (I had the 2 of the AMT AutoMag III). I liked it because it was so rare and fun to shoot. Nothing like 1500 fps+ 115 grain pistol belching fireballs to liven up your day!



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Old August 21, 2011, 12:38 PM   #42
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Magnum wheel man:

Ruger made a special run of 404 Jeffery number 1's. I just had to have one to keep the elephants out of the water mellon patch.

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Old August 21, 2011, 09:28 PM   #43
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7.5 Swiss is an old chambering. From around the turn of the (last) Century, IIRC. I love shooting it in my K-31, and it reloads just like .308.
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Old August 21, 2011, 10:00 PM   #44
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.348 Winchester.
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Old August 21, 2011, 10:14 PM   #45
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Cult cartridges I like:

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.300 and .250 Savage
.358 Winchester
6.5mm Swede
7X57mm Mauser
.35 Rem.
7mm-08 Rem
.30-40 Krag
.303 Brit
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.35 Rem an oddball? I didn't list it but maybe I ought to. It's such a fine old cartridge with loyal followers it never occurred to me it wasn't mainstream. I don't buy rifle ammo off the shelf but thought maybe I saw it...
Some grand old cartridges there, Federali. Lots of history on your loading bench!
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Old August 22, 2011, 01:52 PM   #46
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.32 Colt Short.38S&W,32WCF,.338-06(what the 30-06 should have been)and a small 40-70 Sharps Straight
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Old August 22, 2011, 04:04 PM   #47
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250 Savage
220 Swift
11mm Mauser
22 Waldog
6mm Waldog
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Old August 22, 2011, 05:49 PM   #48
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Old August 22, 2011, 07:04 PM   #49
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HeroHog... Thanks for showing your Automag III... What a hoot!
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