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Old 11-18-2013, 03:02 AM   #111
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.45ACP/10mm/.409/.357 sig. It's hard to narrow it any further.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:18 AM   #112
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I like my 45 colts. I like to deer hunt with my 1873 Winchester (Uberti replica) loaded with black powder. But I'm quite fond of 30/30, 9mm 45acp 5.56. 44mag.. 9X18. Recon its hard to choose just one.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:29 AM   #113
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over the last few years i have a fondness for 7mm's. i have currently three rifles in 7mm and enjoy them a bunch.

my Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08. i bought this one a few years ago, because i had wanted one for years and in years past, most of them were out of my price range. along comes the XS7 at an affordable price. i have not one regret in buying it. it is probably one of my most shot rifles and the one i reload more ammo for that any other. absolutely love this rifle!

my Remington M700 in 7mm Rem. Mag. simply because i like the M700's and i have owned a few 7mm Mags. over the years and nowwanted one since i reload and it makes it much more affordable to shoot than in years past when i relied on factory ammo.

my Ruger M77V in 280 Rem. (circa 1978 vintage) one of my most prized rifles simply because i hadbeen searching for a rifle in that caliber for many years. i learned about the 280 Rem. from a conversation with my father years ago and started looking for one. most i ran across were usually out of my price range, if i found one. i found this one almost two years ago at my LGS. i like the older Ruger M77's and this one also has a heavy varmint style 24" barrel on it. seem like a very unique rifle. it's very, very accurate and in beautiful shape.

i hope to add a few more calibers in the future that are 7mm as well.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:40 AM   #114
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9mm Luger. it's generally cheap, available at any ammo store, & more capable than most people give it credit for
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #115
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I like the 9mm a lot. It does better than people are willing to admit. Other than the 22LR the 9mm is the most fun for the dollar.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #116
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My most shot civilian type cal is definitely 22 starting at about age 7, I cant imagine how many Ive put down a barrel! They were so cheap and easy to get, I bet I couldnt carry them all in a wheelbarrow!

My favorite has to be the 50 cal, Ma Deuce to be exact. Ive signed for pallets of linked 50 at a time (Wish I could say I shot them all (Not) but at least I had a whole platoon to clean the MG's after). Its got to be the most exciting and devastating Machine Gun any single person can fire ever. In the hands of a real Gunner, its a thing of beauty, Ive had gunners that could walk the rounds in on a target barely visible to the human eye in 4 seconds or less consistently, Ultimate Rock and Roll only Barely describes its. Being in the vehicle down below with a shower of heavy hot brass coming down on your head isnt nearly as fun as being the guy in the turret tearing targets apart!

I love the 50 cal but probably wont get any more chances at Aught-to-gettem in the civilian world!
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:37 PM   #117
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My faves are 9MM, 357mag., 45ACP, and 308/7.62 In Centerfire, and 22LR...but beginning to garner a fondness for 32ACP as well...
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:35 PM   #118
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For self defense handgun, .45, no doubt about it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:40 AM   #119
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It really depends for me. I generally like most rounds. I love .22LR because it's cheap and great from plinking. I love 9mm for carry because it's readily availible, inexpensive, and not much different from a ballistic standpoint from .40 or .45 to make them worth the money. I really like the slow hard hitting .45 ACP. I also really like .45 LC and .44 Mag, but not how much they are to shoot. Soon I'll be trying out 10mm for the first time.

I can tell you one thing though, I absolutely do not like .40 S&W. I will never have a gun chambered for it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:45 AM   #120
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Aw, screw it, 9mm.

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