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Old March 31, 2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Favorite Cartridge Names

I thought it would be fun to list favorite cartridge names...

I like:
600 Nitro Express
577 Tyrannosaur
375 Jones Rhino Stomper
219 Donaldson Wasp
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_Ear...n_Loudenboomer
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Old March 31, 2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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Lazzaroni Warbird (ME 4948 ft lbs)
Lazzaroni Titan (ME 5562 ft lbs)
Lazzaroni Meteor (ME 6965 ft lbs )
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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And then of course there's the .25 Short Wuss.

No there isn't, I made that up.

Sorry.
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Old March 31, 2013, 11:58 AM   #5
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I've always thought 45-70 US Government has a good ring to it as does anything with -06 or Ackley improved in the title.
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Old March 31, 2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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.30-40 Krag. Just has a nice ring to it.
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Old March 31, 2013, 01:44 PM   #7
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Any of them that end in Wildey Magnum.

Also .221 Remington Fireball
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Old March 31, 2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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Any of them that end in Wildey Magnum.
I also like stuff that ends in H&H, Rigby, Lott, or Nitro Express.

I think the Alexander Arms cartridges sound pretty cool too, 50 Beowulf and 6.5 Grendel.
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Old March 31, 2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:41 PM   #10
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.240 Super Pooper

(Sometimes seen as "Souper Pooper".)
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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Yep, sometimes known as the Page Sooper Pooper, after Warren Page, a late great shooter and writer. Not long ago I wildcatted the .30 WCF by simply shortening the neck to about .2." I call it the .30 WCC (.30 Winchester CircumCised).
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:25 AM   #12
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I like the way "three-seventy-five Holland and Holland" rolls off the tongues.

Also, I like the original nomenclature of "Super .38 Automatic"
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:46 AM   #13
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.300 Blackout...

The new tacti-cool spec ops T&Ed .300 Blackout is slick; .

The .458SOCOM is honorable mention. You would NOT want that sailing thru the air at your head!

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ps: Big ups to the classic .50BMG. When you hold a milspec cartridge that looks like a handmade cigar you have to be impressed. A .50BMG bullet(fired by a military sniper from Canada in 2002) held the world record for a military confirmed kill for years.
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Old April 1, 2013, 07:22 PM   #14
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5.5mm Velo-Dog
218 Bee
22 Hornet
250-3000 Savage
45-70-405 Government
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Old April 1, 2013, 08:38 PM   #15
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.450 Hornady, cause most dont know it, got one in 1895 Malin & one in BFR, this revolver is good for up to & including Elk.
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Old April 1, 2013, 08:40 PM   #16
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I always thought the .454 Cassull was pretty cool. That and 20mm Lahti and 20mm Vulcan are both pretty cool sounding. Of course the Tyrannosaur and Nitro Express deserve mentions.
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Old April 2, 2013, 07:53 AM   #17
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Anything Weatherby, Holland & Holland, or Kynoch.
.405 Winchester
.30-30
.30-06
.50-120 Sharps
.219 Zipper
.220 Swift
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:02 AM   #18
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I always love hearing .375 H&H mag
Also .50 beowulf, 458 socom and 300 whisper have a nice spec ops sound to them.
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:42 AM   #19
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While we are at it, the 6x45 needs a better name than.......well 6x45.

I have always enjoyed saying 240 Page Popper. It's just fun to say.
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Old April 2, 2013, 08:53 AM   #20
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.50 Beowulf
.300 AAC Blackout
.500 Nitro Express
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Old April 2, 2013, 10:21 AM   #21
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Cuz I invented it.

Yes, it's "real", in the sense of designed. It doesn't exist in physical form in the real world yet, though. But it will.
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Old April 2, 2013, 10:27 AM   #22
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6.5x55 SWEDE
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Old April 2, 2013, 11:21 AM   #23
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Heart-breakers & life-takers...

Was that invented by the ForceRecon Marine in Heartbreak Ridge: www.imdb.com ?



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Old April 2, 2013, 12:46 PM   #24
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It's gotta be anything with Velo-dog at the end.
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Old April 2, 2013, 03:53 PM   #25
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Just Happened to have P.O. Ackley's book sitting here...

.17 Javalina
.22 ICL Gopher
Mashburn Bee
.22 Sabre
.222 Eichhorn Lynx
.22 Rocket

...only went thru half the < .22 calibers!!
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