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Old August 17, 2014, 09:46 AM   #51
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My Luddite List:

22 hornet - mine is a mdl.# 43 Winchester
250 Savage - don't have, but would take a nice Savage 99 chambered for it.
7X57 have on springfield action
30.06 have on a mauser action
30WCF have 1932 eastern carbine
338 WinMag had Ruger #1 nice but unnecessary sold
375HH- again don't need but an early mdl 70 or HH fantasy
416 Rigby same as directly above
45-70 have Browning 1885
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Old August 19, 2014, 08:02 PM   #52
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Hmmm. Another "pick your favorites" thread. OK.
Actually, it is not. I knew there would be several who did not read the OP, or would not give answers based on the parameters requested, but I am surprised at the huge number of responses that don't answer the OP.

For the few of you who did, thanks, those few posts were interesting.
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Old August 22, 2014, 11:13 AM   #53
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5.56 for small game and if the zombies attach I can find them anywhere.
243 great deer rifle and easy to come by as well
30-06 for large game hunting
308 for large game as well and just plain awesome . vary flat shooting
357 mag popular caliber that I like
44mag for my henry great brush rifle in the slicks close shootin
45.70 kills everything including a 1995 Pontiac engine block lol short story and for another day
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Old August 22, 2014, 07:02 PM   #54
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I'll go along for the ride.

22LR
22WMR
25 Souper
6.5mm Rem Mag.
6mm Pflueger, just because..
7mm-08 AI
7mm Rem Mag

Have been thinking of trying the 6.5 Rem Mag, necked up to 7mm.
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Old August 23, 2014, 05:04 AM   #55
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I'll play

.223 rem

.260 rem

7.62x39 because I love my CZ 527 carbine

.338 win

.357 mag because I love my Rossi 92 in 357 mag

.416 rem

45-70 1886 win
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Old August 23, 2014, 07:53 AM   #56
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I didn't see 14.5x114 on the list anywhere. Every red-blooded American should own at least one belt-fed Destructive Device

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Old August 23, 2014, 10:05 AM   #57
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Have 20mm anti tank gun for that!!!

Problem is finding range to let you practice with explosive rounds...
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Old August 23, 2014, 09:46 PM   #58
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7 calibers

1. 30-06
2. 30-06
3. 30-06
4. 30-06
5. 30-06
6. 30-06
7. 30-06
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Old August 24, 2014, 09:01 AM   #59
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22LR
22WMR
25 Souper
6.5mm Rem Mag.
6mm Pflueger, just because..
7mm-08 AI
7mm Rem Mag
std7mag, you "went along" with a game you made up yourself. You didn't answer the question asked.
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Old August 24, 2014, 09:33 AM   #60
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You only need two:

243 Winchester
375 H&H

all else is superfluous.











(postscript: I admit to a lot of XXX Superfluous)
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Old August 25, 2014, 11:16 AM   #61
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Well here are mine.

5.56*45mm
.243
6.5*55mm
6.8*43mm
.270
.30-06
8*57mm
Pretty well rounded collection.
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Old August 25, 2014, 03:58 PM   #62
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5.56*45mm
.243
6.5*55mm
6.8*43mm
.270
.30-06
8*57mm
Once again, like pogybait and std7mag, you have failed to answer the question asked.

Here it is again, for your convenience:

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So, one from each group based purely on bullet diameter, which calibers would you choose. The lists are not all-inclusive by any means. If you want to say why you chose what, feel free.

1. 5-5.99mm

2. 6-6.99mm

3. 7-7.99mm

4. 8-8.99mm

5. 9-9.99mm

6. 10-10.99mm

7. 11-13mm
You listed one from the 1st category, four from the 2nd, one from the 3rd, one from the 4th, and zero from the 5th, 6th, and 7th categories.

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Old August 25, 2014, 06:42 PM   #63
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Sorry. Guess I'm a rebel. The most intriguing calibers are in the sixes. Didn't mean to offend.
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Old August 25, 2014, 07:03 PM   #64
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7 calibers:

22LR. . . .for plinking and basic rifle training. . .I would like a bolt action, heavy barrel, single shot gun with a big scope for short range accuracy practice.

5.56 x 45 - For an AR. . .HD, SD, fun. . .

6mm PPC - For what else. . .BR

243 Win AI - Long range tactical/hunting/varmint rifle

257 Roberts - A reasonably sized NA hunting caliber. In a 6-7lb rifle with a 22" barrel and a nice 3-9 scope, this is an ideal hunting round.

300 WSM - Long range tactical/hunting rifle. . .about 15 lbs, great scope, S&B or US Optics, in a laminate stock or maybe better in a custom chassis.

338 Federal - Big game round. In about an 8lb gun with a nice 3-9 scope. . .great for larger NA game. . .could go 338 Win Mag also.

458 Lott - Big bore for big game. Africa. . .That's the dream! No scope, of course. Flip up leaves in the rear, front globe sight.

Dang it! 8. . . .Hmm, I guess I need to cut the. . .not sure.
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Old August 26, 2014, 10:15 AM   #65
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No offense taken; I'm just letting you know. Some people follow the rules - and some people don't.

Nathan, you also failed to answer the question asked, immediately after I re-stated it just 2 posts above yours. But, you were closer to answering it than some others; I'll give you that.
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Old August 26, 2014, 09:43 PM   #66
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Old August 27, 2014, 01:56 PM   #67
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1. .22lr
2. 7.62x39
3. 6.8spc
4. .308
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
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Old August 27, 2014, 03:34 PM   #68
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Ok what the heck.

.223 Rem in an AR (cause I like my AR)
.25-06 (used to own one, liked its performance)
7-08 (love my little 7-08)
.338 Win Mag (So I could sell it to buy more smaller calibers)
.35 Whelen (coolness factor)
.416 Rigby (So I could sell it to buy more smaller stuff)
.45-70 in a Marlin 1895 Cowboy, reason. Heck Why NOT.
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Old August 27, 2014, 05:29 PM   #69
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.223 Rem in an AR (cause I like my AR)
.25-06 (used to own one, liked its performance)
7-08 (love my little 7-08)
.338 Win Mag (So I could sell it to buy more smaller calibers)
.35 Whelen (coolness factor)
.416 Rigby (So I could sell it to buy more smaller stuff)
.45-70 in a Marlin 1895 Cowboy, reason. Heck Why NOT.
Thank you! Finally....

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1. .22lr
2. 7.62x39
3. 6.8spc
4. .308
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
FAIL!!!
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Old August 27, 2014, 06:33 PM   #70
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parameters?

Mark.....
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answers based on the parameters requested
Your parameters are poorly stated.

You say
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one from each group based purely on bullet diameter, which calibers would you choose.
Since "bullet diameter" and "caliber" are the same thing, you have said
"one from each group based purely on bullet diameter which bullet diameter would you choose" or "one from each group based purely on caliber, which caliber would you choose"
Then instead of a list of calibers, you provide a list of cartridges (which is probably what you actually meant) many of which in each group are the same caliber. For instance, in your first group, nine of the thirteen are the same caliber.
If you do not take proper care in your instructions, you should expect a similar lack of care in some responses.
When you are loading a magazine for a firearm, do you pick up a box of calibers and load calibers into the magazine?
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Old August 27, 2014, 07:29 PM   #71
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"One from each group". No. It was perfectly clear; sorry. You're reaching. Sigh.
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Old August 27, 2014, 09:05 PM   #72
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darkgael, I hope you have a nice day.
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Old August 28, 2014, 04:26 AM   #73
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yep

Mark: Thanks and yourself also.
I just have a bug about using the word "caliber" when cartridge is what is meant.

Dremel - not a stretch at all - the entire instruction is, based on bullet diameter only, pick one caliber from each group"
Now, tell me...is this a list of calibers? Or is it a list of cartridges?
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8x50 Mannlicher
.325 WSM
8x57 Mauser
8x63 Swede
8mm Remington Magnum
.33 Winchester
.338 Federal
.338-06 A-Square
.338 Marlin
.338 Winchester Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
.338 Norma Magnum
.338 RUM
.340 Weatherby Magnum
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Old August 28, 2014, 06:02 AM   #74
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I actually have exactly 7 different cartridges of long guns in my safe and although they don't fall into the categories of the OP, they are:

1. .22lr
2. 5.56x45
3. .243 AI
4. 7.62x51
5. .264WM
6. .300WM
7. .50-110
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Old August 28, 2014, 04:27 PM   #75
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.22lr
5.56
.308

Cover's all my bases, don't need anything else.
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