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Old February 28, 2013, 11:23 AM   #26
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Old February 28, 2013, 07:14 PM   #27
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How about the Weatherby 220 Rocket?
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Old February 28, 2013, 07:29 PM   #28
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More readily available : .405 Winchester , 38-55 Winchester , 25-35 Winchester , and .348 Winchester !
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Old February 28, 2013, 07:31 PM   #29
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Does anyone make a new .264 Win mag?
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Old February 28, 2013, 09:40 PM   #30
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Does anyone make a new .264 Win mag?
Winchester makes it in their M70 Sporter, M70 EW, and M70 Ultimate Shadow just to name a few.
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Old February 28, 2013, 09:51 PM   #31
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Ultimate Shadow...

about a 6 month wait if you order one. I have a buddy that just got his in time for antelope season last fall. Great cartridge but dang it is LOUD
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Old February 28, 2013, 11:57 PM   #32
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I would like to see Czech 7.62x45 made again. I have about 1000 rounds of surplus ammo but after that there's no more to be bought. At that point I will have a useless VZ52 rifle.

Another one I would like to see is not so much the cartridge as the guns made for it. I would like to see some modern pistols made for the 7.62x25 cartridge. When surplus ammo is available its probably the cheapest bottle neck pistol cartridge there is and it has plenty of power.
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Old March 1, 2013, 12:40 AM   #33
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Winchester makes it in their M70 Sporter, M70 EW, and M70 Ultimate Shadow just to name a few.
The only problem with all the current 264 Winchester Magnum production rifles is that their twist rate is 1:9, I believe the 264 caliber is best served with a 1:8 twist.
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Old March 1, 2013, 01:31 AM   #34
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"brought back by gunmakers"

Blah blah blah, details details!

Who cares who brings them back, as long as they are back?
The point was bringing the GUNS back into production...not just he ammo. Ammo for the 5mm mag has been available for a couple of years now...but no new guns.
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Old March 1, 2013, 02:03 AM   #35
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3mm Kolibri

...because 2.7mm Kolibri is too common.
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Old March 1, 2013, 08:38 AM   #36
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"Ammo for the 5mm mag has been available for a couple of years now...but no new guns."

Yes, and if anything, that is a FAR more useful and reasonable scenario.

Putting the ammo back into production, but no new guns, at least ensures a supply of ammo for the guns that are in circulation, while new guns without a new supply of ammo... what the hell is the point in that?

Winchester, Remington, whomever, could make the most wonderful and useful gun ever seen by man, but if it's not chambered in a cartridge that's already at least marginally available, then what good is it other than for use as a club or a prybar?
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Old March 1, 2013, 03:40 PM   #37
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The 5mm has weight and slightly more speed than the same bullet weight in 22 magnum. Where it really shines is in the ballistic coefficient.

It is quite sad that such a fine cartridge is laid to gather dust.

Perhaps a 17 with a 25 grain bullet might perform a lot better than a 17 grain bullet or even a 20 grain bullet. It would even have a nice ballistic coefficient in this new super magnum.

However to me it was a waste in the expense of research and development.

The 5mm would have garnered a greater following than even the 17hmr if it had been reintroduced with even half the hype the 17hmr was introduced with.

Not to mention a lot of animals would have been spared an agonizing death or even worse , an agonizing survival from being shot by a 17 that fragged to early without penetrating to the organs.
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Old March 1, 2013, 04:39 PM   #38
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another vote for the 250 Savage
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Old March 1, 2013, 05:46 PM   #39
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Well since I started the thread I guess Ill give my top three:

1. 6mm Remington

2. .35 Remington

3. .250 Savage

but there are many others that deserve a second chance
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Old March 1, 2013, 08:15 PM   #40
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.35 Remington and .351 WSL, I can't justify buying either a Model 8 or Winchester 1907 without commercially available ammo.

And if not loaded ammo, brass would be sufficient.
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Old March 2, 2013, 01:33 PM   #41
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Another vote for the .250 savage, and the rifle that first bore it. Bring back the 99's while we're at it. In stainles!
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Old March 2, 2013, 01:48 PM   #42
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A Savage Model 99 in .250-3000 was the preferred weapon of Colonel Charlie Askins when he was a forest ranger.

That right there is enough for me to want one.
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Old March 2, 2013, 02:14 PM   #43
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.35 Remington brass is available.

And how the heck could I have left my all time favorite off my list...

The .300 Savage.
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Old March 2, 2013, 05:48 PM   #44
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Always been a 300 Savage fan. Ammo & brass are still around.

I would like to see the 50-70 Springfield, both rifles and ammo resurrected.
The 450gr lead bullet is a superior hunting round for all American big game.
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:29 PM   #45
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Another vote for the .401 Herter Powermag. With the wide variety of .40 caliber bullets available, it would be versatile in a SA or even a DA revolver. Get busy, y'all!
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:19 PM   #46
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I would like to see more manufacturers offer affordable rifles in .260 Remington and 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser. Savage is almost alone in offering the .260 Remington, at least in an affordable sufficiently long barreled rifle. I don't think any US manufacturers chamber the swede.
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Old March 2, 2013, 07:41 PM   #47
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A 2nd vote for the .256 Win Mag

I always thought a 1892 Lever-action clone in .256 Win Mag would be just about perfect conbination for small game size hunting. The .256 is a better round than the
.25/20 cartridge and the 25/20 was considered a great small game round. A 256 Win Mag in a 1892 Clone seems a great idea.

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Old March 2, 2013, 07:58 PM   #48
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.35 Remington brass is available.
D'OH! Meant to say .32 Remington, had a window open looking at .35 Remington brass.

The local pawn shop has a Model 8 in .32 Remington.

I mean everybody else is buying high capacity, semi-atuomatic rifles.
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Old March 2, 2013, 08:50 PM   #49
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I think you can still get .30 Remington, and that is an easy step to the .32.
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Old March 2, 2013, 09:11 PM   #50
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I haven't fired more than a dozen rounds through my savage 23B simply because I had a very difficult time finding one over priced 50 round box shortly after getting the rifle. Had to make a near 150 mile round trip to get that one box.
There may be more .25-20 ammo out there now, but I haven't been looking lately.

Great rifle, and mines in about 90+% condition. Bluing is excellent, a previous owner had painted the metal parts, when the last scraps of paint were removed the bluing on the upper metal was still in perfect condition. Trigger guard amd magazine showed a sprinking of surface rust but cleaned up nicely.
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