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Old May 14, 2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Odd Calibers

Anybody shoot odd calibers? I shoot 17 mach 2, 9mm largo and 32-20 sometimes. What are you hardest to find calibers you like to shoot?
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Old May 14, 2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hardest to find.. .22lr

At least right now it is

Sorry, no odd calibers for my rifles.
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Old May 14, 2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Old May 14, 2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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My oddest caliber I guess would have to be 6mm remington. Not that odd but it is obsolete. I used to shoot factory ammo in it and it wasn't super hard to find, but I load for it now. The only other obsolete caliber I own is .35 remington. I also have a 16 gauge shotgun that is hard to find shells for at times.
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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I currently shoot the 6X47 Rem, .250 Savage, .300 Savage, .338-06, .358 Win, and .35 Whelen. I have owned at one time .223 AI, 6.5-06, .280 GNR, 8mm-06, and .375 JDJ. The short list of cartridges I want to try .358 Norma or STW and 6-204 Ruger and maybe a 6mm Dasher or XC.
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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300 Super, improved 300 Weatherby Magnum

375/338 Win Mag, for me it is easier to neck down 458 WinMag than neck up 338 WinMag.
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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7.92X57 (8MM Mauser) is my only "odd" caliber weapons. Performs roughly like a 30-06 and can be had for about the same price from Prvi-Partizan. I do worry that ammo may not be available someday...
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:57 PM   #9
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I have a Remington 40XB that is re-barreled to the 6mm/250 Savage.
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Old May 15, 2013, 12:54 AM   #10
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I'll answer in the context of factory loaded cartridges for guns I occasionally shoot and which cartridges are not always available on dealer's shelves:

.221 fireball
.220 swift
.250 savage
.303 british
.38 S&W
.45 auto rim
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Old May 15, 2013, 03:52 AM   #11
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45-60 win,6x47,218mashburn B,8mm/06,303 savage,32-40,38-55. eastbank.
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Old May 15, 2013, 04:11 AM   #12
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375 JDJ
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Old May 15, 2013, 08:34 AM   #13
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6.5x50mm japanese
7.7x58mm japanese
7.5x54mm french and coming soon
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Old May 15, 2013, 08:54 AM   #14
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Hmmmm,
256 Win Mag, 221 Fireball, .22 Hornet and .38-55..a few others.
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Old May 15, 2013, 09:05 AM   #15
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reading through this thread it's kindof interesting what some people consider odd. 8mm mauser, 22 hornet, 303 british... those are just about as mainstream as sporter cartridges as you can get.
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Old May 15, 2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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.25-20 and .32-20.
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Old May 15, 2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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Granted I haven’t shot it yet but I am working on the gun (missing one part) so I can shoot light paper cartridges.
58 caliber Burnsides.
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Old May 15, 2013, 05:37 PM   #18
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25-35 Winchester.....well , factory ammo is available at a hefty price hike !
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Old May 15, 2013, 05:43 PM   #19
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Old May 15, 2013, 06:44 PM   #20
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reading through this thread it's kindof interesting what some people consider odd. 8mm mauser, 22 hornet, 303 british... those are just about as mainstream as sporter cartridges as you can get.
I agree. I didnt even mention my 8mm mauser as one of my oddballs. Ammo is pretty plentiful for it as are brass and bullets.
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Old May 15, 2013, 06:56 PM   #21
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The closet thing to an oddball I ever shoot is 6mm Remington out of Pop's Remington 600.

Sort of oddball, slowly growing obsolete out of a different rifle.

Pop bought it new as a teenage in circa 1965. I think it is a neat rifle and neat loading.
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Old May 15, 2013, 07:01 PM   #22
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reading through this thread it's kindof interesting what some people consider odd. 8mm mauser, 22 hornet, 303 british... those are just about as mainstream as sporter cartridges as you can get.
If you want to pay $40 for 20 rounds of underpowered Remington 8MM Mauser then you are right, if you want a decent round at a reasonable price though, you are reloading or buying Serbian.
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Old May 15, 2013, 07:07 PM   #23
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Hornady and Sellier & Bellot both make some great hunting ammo for 8x57 JS. They are 195 and 196 gr bullets at a MV of 2500-2600 fps. Thats a pretty respectable factory load for the old Mauser. Reloading is always the better option for any caliber though IMO.
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Old May 15, 2013, 07:10 PM   #24
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44-40 and .54 Sharps paper. Used to shoot 30-338 and 30-378 Weatherby.
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Old May 15, 2013, 08:14 PM   #25
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I agree with steven, there are plenty of other companies besides remington that make hunting ammo and reloading is always one of your best options. there are millions, and I mean millions of 303s and 8mms sold as military surplus that have been used across the US as sporting rifles.
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