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Favorite Cartridge

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April 11, 2016, 07:30 PM
Leupold Man
Favorite Cartridge
I thought it would be fun for everyone to chime in on what is your favorite cartridge? I will start with 300wsm. I believe it is one of the most versatile rounds out there.

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April 11, 2016, 08:01 PM
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April 11, 2016, 08:51 PM
Magnum Mike
< My profile pic over there gives it away.

But, I have several other favorites like the 22 Hornet, 308 Win, 45-70, the... laugh


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April 11, 2016, 09:09 PM
I'm finishing up sizing and prepping my brass shot from last year, if you go by numbers alone its going to be my 300 blackout, just a tad over 700 rounds fired last year from it, and that's from a single shot, bullets range from 125BT's, 165 Rem corlok's, 220 Hornady round noses and Sierra 200's.

Now that I have an AR in 300 blackout I'm sure the numbers will be greater. Big Grin Got to get it to the range and try out that new can, got 700 Hornady 150 fmj's going to load and see how they shoot.

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April 11, 2016, 10:38 PM
Judging by the many photos of critters that succumbed to my 7/08 Encore over the last 10 plus years, it is very obviously among my top faves.


April 12, 2016, 06:30 AM
284 Winchester

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WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
April 12, 2016, 08:44 AM
The .22 has given me more hours of pleasure than all others.BUT i dearly love my .45 colt and my .308 and 6.5 etc.etc.etc.I like them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy
April 12, 2016, 09:36 AM
22LR and Ruger 204
April 12, 2016, 07:04 PM
Which ever one i am shooting at the time! laugh

I like them all.


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April 12, 2016, 09:19 PM
I think for me it would be the good old .30-30 and it's AI version. I can shoot mild cast loads to full power hunting loads. While I have yet to stretch it that far on game, the numbers say it's an easy 300 yard deer killer and I know my Contenders will make it rough on steel that far out.

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April 12, 2016, 09:37 PM
Pa. Mike
7mm Rem.saum in a HSP.
April 12, 2016, 10:41 PM
6.5x284 Norma
( and then the 284 win) Big Grin
April 13, 2016, 05:58 PM
For me it would be tough to beat the 22LR.
April 14, 2016, 11:01 AM
Leupold Man
You know it's funny we all probably started on the 22LR. It's a round I don't often shoot any more. I need to reintroduce myself to this great little round.

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April 14, 2016, 10:22 PM
.22 LR

Followed by 30-30 and then 375 jdj
May 04, 2016, 03:57 PM
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243 AI and good old 30-06.

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May 15, 2016, 10:07 PM
30-40 krag and 444 marlin

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March 23, 2017, 09:55 PM
Triple deuce, I've shot thousands of them...

August 07, 2018, 07:44 PM
I guess the 22LR in anything. 30 Herrett in Contender.
October 19, 2018, 03:18 PM

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November 19, 2018, 08:03 AM
This is a very tough question as I really enjoy shooting all the cartridges that I have.Depending on what I’m After I really do like the 20VarTarg,but lately I’ve really been enjoying my 45 Colt.Too tough to pick just one Roll Eyes

December 14, 2019, 06:51 PM
6mmPPC, 7mmT/CU, 7mmBR,Rem.
25-06, .308 Win.

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December 16, 2019, 09:57 AM
Like everyone else here; I have too many favorites to list just one. The 22LR would just about have to be the ultimate favorite. When you start to pare it down to just one favorite, it really get tough to do. I would have to look at practicality I think over any thing else and that would bring me to the great old 22 Hornet, or for me right now it is the 221 Fireball. Can be loaded down to do the basic job of 22LR. Or loaded up and with diligent bullet placement will take anything on this continent. I it just fun to shoot. I could list a few more but I think will stick with just the two main choices.
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December 26, 2019, 04:55 PM
My favorites are 25-06, 6.5x284 & 256 win mag and 6mm-06

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March 02, 2020, 01:16 PM
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For me it's gotta be the 22 lr and then the 6.5 Grendel and the 357 Maxi.


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March 04, 2020, 02:03 AM
7mm08 followed by 10mm
March 07, 2020, 04:48 PM
I've had so many favorites. Currently 22LR and it's double (in size) 44 Mag.
April 09, 2021, 09:02 PM
Judging from my inventory you might think it's 44Spl/44Mag/44SuperMag for revolve and rifle, but my favorite is 45Colt for revolver, 45-70 for rifle, and 45ACP for semi-auto handgun. If I had to choose one for rifle and handgun, I'd choose 45 Colt (thinking revolver and lever action). I'm an iron-sight-only shooter, so I'm no longer into the 338RUM long-barreled and scoped sniper setup.
April 12, 2021, 04:06 PM
Knucklehead 61
22LR followed by 223Rem and 6mm TC/U, but the list goes on and on. Smile
September 13, 2021, 06:14 PM
For me its the 357 Rem Max,45/70 Govt & .38 Special if i had to pick one caliber for Revolver & Lever action its the .357 Magnum
September 30, 2021, 12:57 AM
6.5x284 and 284 win
October 06, 2021, 08:12 PM
For me it would be 22 lr and my 7-30 Waters.

December 29, 2021, 01:08 PM
Can't pick just one.

Top handgun cartridges: 44 Special, 45 Colt, 45 ACP
Top rifle cartridges: 243 Win, 7x57, 300 Savage
Favorite rimfire: 22 Mag.


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January 25, 2022, 04:32 PM
.22 & .357/38

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