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Old 09-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Any type of ammo for all firearms pistol, shotgun ,rifle, ect.. what do you guys think? Heres my list #1 22LR, #2 556/223 #3 762x39, #4 30-06 #5 9mm #6 12 guage #7 is 45. acp #8 357 #9 308 and number 10 probably 40 cal? Lol how about you guys? watcha think is popular?
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Any type of ammo for all firearms pistol, shotgun ,rifle, ect.. what do you guys think? Heres my list #1 22LR, #2 556/223 #3 762x39, #4 30-06 #5 9mm #6 12 guage #7 is 45. acp #8 357 #9 308 and number 10 probably 40 cal? Lol how about you guys? watcha think is popular?
If I were to guess: 22lr, 9x19, 45 acp, 223/556, 7.62x39, 308 and 12 gauge... Yeah, I know thats only 7.
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I would think the .270 would be up there somewhere. It's an extrememly poplular hunting round. when I was a kid (in the 70's) and in the years when my dad was a kid, the .30-06 was the common mans cartrige. It was a jack-of-all-trades kind of round and poor rural folks that could only have one rifle usually went with a .30-06.

Of all the hunters I know and meet, I don't think any of them still use the 06, but a lot shoot a .270. I shot a .243 for years even into my early 30's. I never needed more and I never had game get away if I got a shot off. Today my dad and I both shoot Winchester model 70's in .270. With the synthetic stock I honestly think it's only slightly harder than my old maple stocked .243 with regard to recoil. But the kinetic energy the bullet delivers is much higher. I had never seen a deer actually be knocked down from the bullet impact, but then I always try for a broad-side cardiac cavity shot.

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I would think the .270 would be up there somewhere. It's an extrememly poplular hunting round. when I was a kid (in the 70's) and in the years when my dad was a kid, the .30-06 was the common mans cartrige. It was a jack-of-all-trades kind of round and poor rural folks that could only have one rifle usually went with a .30-06.

Of all the hunters I know and meet, I don't think any of them still use the 06, but a lot shoot a .270. I shot a .243 for years even into my early 30's. I never needed more and I never had game get away if I got a shot off. Today my dad and I both shoot Winchester model 70's in .270. With the synthetic stock I honestly think it's only slightly harder than my old maple stocked .243 with regard to recoil. But the kinetic energy the bullet delivers is much higher. I had never seen a deer actually be knocked down from the bullet impact, but then I always try for a broad-side cardiac cavity shot.
I still hunt with 30-06 for several reasons, knockdown, availability, cost and the fact that I dont own a 'hunting' rifle, I use an M1...
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I'm surprised .38 special and 30-30 were not mentioned.
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I hunt with an 06
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9mm, .45 acp, .44 mag/spec, 38/357, 30-06, 30-30, .223, 12gauge, 20 gauge

I also hunt with an 06 when in the UP...or a .35 rem.

Theres the dirty thirty!!
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Maybe not everyone's top-10...
  • .22 L.R.
  • .223/5.56x45 NATO
  • .22 Mag
  • 7.62x39 Soviet
  • .308/7.62x51 NATO
  • 9mm Makarov/9x18
  • 8mm Mauser
  • .30-06
  • 12 ga. HD (from 2-3/4" Express #2 Swanshot to 3" 00 Buck)
  • .30 M-1 Carbine
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ooops forgot the .22 LR that will make an even 10
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.22lr, 12ga, 20ga, .223, .30-30, .30-06, 7.62x39, .45 ACP, 9mm and .38.

I have a gun chamber for all but two of these rounds. 7.62x39 and .38. Not in a particular order and the .38 got put on my list because of how many have been issued for law enforcement over the years.
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