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Old 12-19-2011, 11:25 PM   #11
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Yea your not gonna find many under a grand these days. I would stay away from used ones to to cuz 220 swifts are known for wearing barrels out

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Personally I like the .243 and I like the 6mm Remington as well. I
just bought a Ruger #1 in 6mm. The problem is there isn't 2 cents
difference in the two calibers especially if you reload.

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Old 12-20-2011, 01:54 AM   #13
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I believe that some calibers have gained a tremendous following and seems like they will never die (i.e. the 30-06, the .308, the .223; and to a lesser extent but they still hang in there, i.e. the 7 mm Mauser, the 8 mm Mauser, and the 6.5 x 55 Swedish) is because they were originally, and some still are military cartridges.
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It makes me sad that the .25-06 seems to be dying also,it's more or less a .243 magnum but losing popularity fast.

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It makes me sad that the .25-06 seems to be dying also,it's more or less a .243 magnum but losing popularity fast.
i don't see the 25-06 dying out, as all the major gun makers are offering them. even if it does, i've got dies, and cases, then i have ammo. i won't ever give up my 25-06. still a very versatile round.
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i don't see the 25-06 dying out, as all the major gun makers are offering them. even if it does, i've got dies, and cases, then i have ammo. i won't ever give up my 25-06. still a very versatile round.
Yeah,It may never die out but .25-06 is kind of in the same class as let's say,the .444 Marlin,there's enough guns out there already and several still being made so they will keep making ammo for it but at 1/10th the choices to choose from vs .243 or .45/70.
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.243Winchester I understand, 6mm Rem I undersatnd, .220 Swift and .224 rem? if your going that far how about mentioning the Winchester dog in the fight.......... the .225 Winchester
.225 Winchester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I had a Winchester model 70 in caliber .225 Winchester for a few years, a wildcat of the .220 swift that came out slightly after Remington introduced the .22-250, not many these .225 Win chamberd rifles around, can make brass from .220 swift brass, It was a hassle so I traded it off for a Rem 700ADL in .17Rem but had issues with performance, finally bought a Rem Sportsman 78 in .223Rem and was much more satisfied with what I had.
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The 6.5x55 Swede
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6.5-284_Norma
You forgot the 6x.257 Roberts and the 6.5x.257 Roberts as well as the .257 Roberts parent by necking the 7mm mauser, and the .260 Rem (6.5-08)
.30-06 Springfield Wildcat Cartridges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
.280 Remington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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yes, the 225 winchester was doomed from the start, and that's a shame, because it had some very good ballistics for a varmint round. but the 22-250 already had been around, so when they decided to replace the 220 swift with the 225 win. it was already going against the odds.

the 6.5x55 is another good caliber and after shooting one last summer, i have added it to my to find list. very accurate round and fun to shoot. but it seems that rifles chambered for this one are getting fewer and fewer.

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IMHO, there's so many established rounds out there with popular

support that any new caliber is going to have to run

the gauntlet of public and manufacturing disinterest.

This pays off for us, a sort of "ballistic Darwinism",

only calibers with a strong following,suited well to

multiple purposes will survive, giving us better overall

choices in the end...

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IMHO, there's so many established rounds out there with popular

support that any new caliber is going to have to run

the gauntlet of public and manufacturing disinterest.

This pays off for us, a sort of "ballistic Darwinism",

only calibers with a strong following,suited well to

multiple purposes will survive, giving us better overall

choices in the end...
i agree, for a new caliber to come out on the market and make a go of it successfully, it will have to be pretty radical! pretty much anything a person could want for a rifle for, there is already an established and proven caliber already if not several. some people will want something different and oddball and there will be someone who makes it, and IMO, that a good thing. i like oddball calibers and would own plenty more if my checkbook was bigger!
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