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Old January 15, 2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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Funnest caliber?

I don't know if there has been a thread similar to this or not, but I'm curious as to what everyone's favorite round is to shoot. And by shoot I mean without knocking you on your butt and enjoying the boom. Here are some of mine:
.22lr
17. hmr
.223
7mm-08
and of course the 12 gauge
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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.22lr...hands down my absolute favorite.
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:35 PM   #3
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the faster they knock ya 2 the ground can be the most fun!!! but on my budget .22lr haha
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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In terms of "giggles per oz.", the .22lr wins. We go through pounds of it.
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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.223
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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17 hmr.
22mag.
223.Little more range.
25-06 Coyote fun.
300WM for fun over yonder
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Old January 15, 2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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12 ga by far fun to shoot skeet or put some slugs through it blowing up watermelons
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Old January 16, 2012, 12:55 AM   #8
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Id say 12 ga

after that Id go 22LR and 357 magnum.

I think a 50 BMG would be fun too but I dont own one.
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Old January 16, 2012, 12:59 AM   #9
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I get a kick out of .22 magnum

get a little bit more recoil, noise, power... I wish there was a .32 rimfire (still)

But for the price i would rather shoot .22 LR
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Old January 16, 2012, 01:04 AM   #10
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I have fun with all of them, but the 22lr is buttloads of fun.
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Old January 16, 2012, 01:45 AM   #11
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For me the ones that are fun ( because they are what I have shot the most ) are 9mm, 38sp and .357. I love the bang of the .357. And maybe I am a glutton for punishment but I also like the little bit of the bite I get from the recoil of .357.
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Old January 16, 2012, 01:48 AM   #12
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another .22

Cheapest to shoot , and you don't have to load for it.

Loading has become a bit of a chore, and its a nice break to just bang away for pennies a shot, and not worry about the brass.
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Old January 16, 2012, 03:07 AM   #13
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22lr.
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Old January 16, 2012, 07:32 AM   #14
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Old January 16, 2012, 07:46 AM   #15
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Bang for the buck goes to 22lr, but I enjoy shooting cowboy loads from cowboy guns so my list of fun calibers would be.
38 spec/357 mag
38/40
44 spec/44 mag
45 Colt
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Old January 16, 2012, 08:44 AM   #16
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The most "fun"
17hmr
.308win
7.62x39

The cheapest 22lr
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Old January 16, 2012, 08:50 AM   #17
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I can have a ton of fun with a .22lr. And I can have fun all day every day with it AND afford it.

Semi auto fun? Penetration tests with a .357Sig... WHEW!

Revolver fun? Hard to beat anything that ends in Magnum; unless of course it ends in "Colt".

Rifle fun, .223 or 7.62x54r.

And anything black powder is a Blast, including black powder itself.

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Old January 16, 2012, 12:29 PM   #18
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The funnest caliber is a 450 Marlin, me shooting 300 gr with trail boss, my buddy then trying his hand (unbeknown of the difference) at 405 gr with full load.
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Old January 16, 2012, 01:13 PM   #19
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Cheapest by far is 22LR but it tops my "most boring thing ever invented" list. I really can't understand the fun in it. I've shot plenty of 22s. Rifles, handguns, bolt-action, semi-auto, even pump action. 22LR is spelled "b-o-r-i-n-g" in my world.

I find handguns to generally be more fun than rifles but it somewhat depends on what I'm doing. "Blasting away" with handguns is loads of fun. As long as the BOOM! is big-ish it doesn't much matter what cartridge. 9mm, 357sig, 10mm, 45acp... Revolvers in 357, 38, 44mag or spl,....don't matter, they're all fun. Performance wise, I prefer 10mm but if I'm blowing up jugs (or frogs) any of them will do.

Rifles, I like long(ish) distances and small targets/groups. I don't like recoil so I top out at 7mm-08. 204 Ruger and 22-250 are tons of fun.
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Old January 16, 2012, 01:41 PM   #20
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.300 Weatherby Magnum--the world stops turning for just a fraction of a second every time I squeeze off a round.

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Old January 16, 2012, 03:45 PM   #21
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Fun needs;

Some drama at the Target,

Loud bang,

Muzzel flash,

Kick up some dust.

All of this and low recoil results in .223

However, 12 gauge can come in second as the most fun.
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Old January 16, 2012, 04:22 PM   #22
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Old January 16, 2012, 06:42 PM   #23
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.22lr in a dead tie with .22 Hornet
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Old January 16, 2012, 07:00 PM   #24
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Old January 17, 2012, 04:09 AM   #25
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Cheapest by far is 22LR but it tops my "most boring thing ever invented" list. I really can't understand the fun in it. I've shot plenty of 22s. Rifles, handguns, bolt-action, semi-auto, even pump action. 22LR is spelled "b-o-r-i-n-g" in my world.
Peetza, next time you get a chance, try some new ammunition and targets. Eggs or potatoes, being hit by nasty hollow points are fun combination (surprisingly, the potatoes are better than the eggs).

However, I do agree. I have been shooting more and more .22 LR, in the last 2 years, but it still bores me. It has its place (squirrels, rabbits, training, etc), but it doesn't excite me.

Cartridges that do elevate the fun factor:
Rifle - My 6mm Wildcat (It's mine. What else can I say? )
Handgun - .327 Federal
Rimfire - .22 WMR (It's got the poop to make things fun; but no recoil, and a mild report.)
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