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Old August 9, 2014, 01:48 PM   #26
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223 rem
6.5 creedmoor
308
338 lapua
375 RUM
416 Barret
50 BMG

If I'm choosing one from each group. It'd look a bit different I were to simply choose any 7 rounds.
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Old August 9, 2014, 01:58 PM   #27
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Marauder, zing!!

Well ok, I'll play (assuming centerfire only):

Less than 5mm (added a category)
.17 Hornet

5-5.99mm
.223 Rem (Hon. Mention .218 Bee)

6-6.99mm
.260 Remington (Hon. Mention .243 Win)

7-7.99mm
.280 Remington (Hon. Mention .30-'06)

8-8.99mm
.338-06 A-Square

9-9.99mm
.375 HH Mag (Hon. Mention 9.3x62mm - don't see on your list)

10-10.99
.416 Rigby (Hon. Mention .404 Jeffrey)

11-13mm
.45-70 Government (Hon. Mention .458 Lott - don't see on your list)


Guess I'm fairly boring / mainstream
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Old August 9, 2014, 02:22 PM   #28
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I'm just Pflingin' out puns!
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Old August 9, 2014, 03:02 PM   #29
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Hee hee, I'm going to Pflag your posts if you're not careful. We should really get lives. But now I want to know what this round actually is...
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Old August 9, 2014, 03:09 PM   #30
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Boy, I'm starting to catch a lot of Phlak! (I agree)
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Old August 9, 2014, 04:00 PM   #31
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.223rem check got it, cheap ammo, does the job at game at distances I am comfortable shooting them at

6.5x55 Swede well I am a Swede so, don't own the calibre but have hunted and competed with it extensivly, it really is a great calibre

.308 Winchester check, versatile and cheap, does everything for me really and is enough cartridge for all hunting in sweden.

.357 Magnum next inline for purchase, both in carbine and revolver.

.358 Winchester been eying a blr in the calibre, i do own a 9,3x62 now and love it for driven game and tracking wounded animals mostly hogs, when you need a wolloping that the 308 doesn't provide

if i win the lotto then 416 rigby for the africa hunting i will be doing
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Old August 9, 2014, 07:23 PM   #32
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. I was thinking through the various calibers I own, and what is available, kind of in a way to see if I have any significant holes.

So, one from each group based purely on bullet diameter, which calibers would you choose.
Confusing as to what you are looking for. Your "caliber" (bore diameter) groups are listed in millimeters. Yet you have several cartridges listed in the groups. Some of your groups are way too wide spread, and inclusive.
In a more realistic listing of cartridges I would say.

5.56 NATO/223 Remington
243
7MM Remington Magnum
30-06 Springfield
338 Winchester Magnum
375 H&H Magnum
458 Lott

Now if your question really is "based purely on bullet diameter", then it would be.

.223
.243
.284
.30
.33
.375
.458
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Old August 10, 2014, 11:04 AM   #33
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There is some overlap of mission among my calibers, but I don't care as these feed the guns I love:

.22 LR (......)
.223 Rem (evil black rifle)
.270 Weatherby (yeah, expensive and rare, etc, but what a screamer and what range!)
7.62X39 (evil cheap fun communist rifle)
.308 (evil black rifle)
7.55 x 55 Swiss (classic straight bolt K31 of course)
8mm Mauser (all-time classic)
.375 H&H (can take anything I'd ever have interest in)

I realize that's 8.....oh well. I'm not the only cheater.
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Old August 10, 2014, 02:32 PM   #34
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5.56 Nato
.243 Winchester
.270 Winchester
7.62X39 Russian
.35 Remington
40 S&W


Sorry only 6 interest me.

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Old August 10, 2014, 09:40 PM   #35
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I do think they are all silly, yes, but still interesting in some respects. The groupings are purely based on bullet diameter, nothing else. Not a dream, not a perfect battery, just something that was interesting to me. A few people have listed the 7 out of the 7 groups. The thing that is most interesting to me about these types of threads is the huge number of responses that don't even answer the OP. Maybe that is another question for a different sub-forum though.*
Thanks for the reply, MarkCO.

Following your rules, I would choose...

22-250 - varment cartridge that easily handles big wolves for me.

6.5 Swede - shot so much game with it.

30-30 win - fully loaded, don't need extra ammo, so nice to carry!

340 wby - this is a "none of the above" group for me. wag

358 win - in a Savage 99 "the perfect lever action".

44 mag - shot many elk, moose, bear etc.

458 win mag - in case someone gets me to track a wounded grizzly in solid alders!


btw 44wcf aka 44-40
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Old August 10, 2014, 11:37 PM   #36
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my trusty 7. 22MAG,556,25-06,270WIN,7STW,300WM.
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Old August 11, 2014, 11:11 AM   #37
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Rifle:
22LR
.223/5.56
.22/250
.260 Rem
6.8 SPC
30/06
.375 H&H

Some overlap but chose 7. You didn't ask but pistol: .22LR, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45ACP, .44mag
These would do anything needed doing. The rest are esoteric icing on the cake.
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Old August 11, 2014, 12:14 PM   #38
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Some of my choices aren't on your list, but here goes:
22PCP air rifle - plinking and small game/pest -pellets, unlike .22lr, are cheap and available

.223 - just cause when it all goes south, you need something that has parts and ammo availability everywhere

7mm RM - While I have a 7-08, and had a 6.5x55, the 7mm RM will do all they can at an easily extended 100+ yards in distance

For grins and giggles, I'd add a 6mmBR rifle based on the XP-100 - perfect for coyotes and similar, even pronghorn. On the larger end, I'd add a 45-70 BPCR like the Browning with the inserts and level, strictly for ringing gongs downrange

I don't need or want any of the big bear/elephant stuff
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Old August 11, 2014, 12:51 PM   #39
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.22
.223
.243
.284
.30
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Old August 11, 2014, 02:03 PM   #40
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7? I cant choose just 7.
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Old August 11, 2014, 03:19 PM   #41
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It seems that there are no two lists alike. That's what keeps the cartridge, barrel, component, die, gunsmith, and gun companies in business.

My list is fairly short and "needs" driven:

.22LR
.22 WMR
.223 REM
.243 WIN
.270 WIN
.30-06

I keep pistol calibers in pistols these days, but once had an O/U in .357 Mag, cause I didn't have much money and cast a lot of bullets.

I stay away from big-kicking magnums because I don't hunt anything larger than moose and can shoot well enough to kill anything in Maine with a .270Win or .30-0...even beyond 400 yards. There aren't many places where you can even SEE that far where we hunt.

The .22WMR is falling out of favor with me, except for shooting relatively small critters, including woodchucks around the house, and sometimes it takes a few shots to kill one. Only one is needed with a .223 Rem, so the cost is less (but it's quite a bit louder).
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Old August 12, 2014, 04:47 PM   #42
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Just two I'd really need

6.5 swede for everyday everything rifle and .338-06 for dangerous N. American game. If I ever went to the Dark Continent, I'd think about the .375 H&H
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Old August 12, 2014, 07:50 PM   #43
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Easy options for me but don't need 7
.204 ruger (owned) ultimate varmint and accuracy above all others
.243 win (owned) allround take down 99% of Australian game and varmints
.270 win (owned) bigger game and range
.338 lapua (wanted) amazed by range want to get just ammo price a deterant
.375 ruger (wanted) hear good things probably over kill for aus game bar asian buffalo
.44 magnum (owned) fun scrub and walking rifle close range lever gun
.45-70 gov (owned) ultimate lever scrub gun take down anything we got with plenty of whoomp to spare

Only really want .338 lapua, only put ruger in there to fill the gap
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Old August 12, 2014, 08:40 PM   #44
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22lr small critters i own 2 rifle i pistol ruger 77/22 savage 22 tc encore
223 rem target bigger critters I own 3 ruger ranch, cz 527 american tc encore pistol
308win deer sniper personal I own 3 1 cz550 custom, 1 Mauser 1 encore pistol
45-70g bear, deer I own 4 to marlins 1 Davidson trapper i scout custom, 1 tc encore custom 1 lipsey ruger no1
375H&H dangerous game and very large I own 1 soon to more
30 06 C M P I own 1 Springfield 1903 soon to be more
45lc fun in a lever Cinnamon arms 1873 I own rifle and rem 1858 conv revolver
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Old August 13, 2014, 06:04 PM   #45
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.223 - favorite cal. for varmint
.243 - first cal. i killed a deer with.
7mm-08- current cal. i use for deer
.338 Lapua- love this cartridge. shooting savage 110ba was very memorable
.375 H&H Mag. favorite cal for large game - moose,elk,brown bear
.416 Barrett- never shot it but want to one day. heard great things
.450 Bushmaster- Hog killing machine!
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Old August 14, 2014, 06:05 AM   #46
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Which 7 Rifle calibers would you choose

Seven?

Heck, I get by just fine with 3:

223/5.56

243

30-06
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Old August 14, 2014, 07:57 AM   #47
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1. 22LR
2. 25-06
3. 30-06
4. 338 Lapua
5. 357 Magnum
6. 44-40
7. 45-70 Govt

Also Want to Add very small and very big.

Very Small 17HMR

Very Big 50BMG or 50AK
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Old August 14, 2014, 08:53 PM   #48
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1. .22Long Rifle
2. .220 Swift
3. .257 WBY
4. .264 Win mag
5. .300 Rum
6. 8mm Rem mag
7. .375 Ruger
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Old August 15, 2014, 03:46 AM   #49
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Hmmm. Another "pick your favorites" thread. OK.
22LR
22-250
6mm Remington
7X57
338 Win Mag
375 H&H
416 Rigby

Don't own a Rigby (what would I do with one anyway??), but I own or have owned the rest. Plenty others, too, but they went away. As far as favorites
22LR
22-250
7X57

See? You don't need 7 rifles!
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Old August 16, 2014, 01:14 PM   #50
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17hmr
22lr
25/06
260 Rem
308 Win
357 Mag
45-70

I have all but the 260

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