Do you have a least favorite cartridge?

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  1. SGWGunsmith

    SGWGunsmith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's interesting. Your reference says that none were offered to the public. In the book, "The Guns of Remington, Historic Firearms Spanning Two Centuries" page 306, there's only the Model 610 and 611 versions shown, with pictures. Both are in the hands of RSA collectors, Jay O'Brien, S/N 1, and Cordy Rich, NSN.
     
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  2. Maser

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    I feel like the .25ACP while it sucks from a handgun, would be really cool as a plinking gun as a carbine or rifle.
     
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  3. SRK97

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    What about people who shoot deer with 7mm rem mags at 15 yards? :)
     
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  4. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Probably .243 winchester, as a deer rifle. I think the 7mm-08 should have made it obsolete.
     
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  5. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    To each their own. I just don't like the destruction I've seen it cause to the meat.
     
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  6. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Gotcha, I usually shoot them high in the neck so nothing gets wasted or blown up.
     
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  7. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't like my 7mm ultra mag, I've had it almost a year and havent found a round locally for it. I won't sell it though because the second I do I'll find ammo for it, I should get back into reloading.
     
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  8. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    Well, the guy I knew growing up who hunted with one still still shoots them in or behind the shoulder. I've helped dress his deer and it always ruins a bunch of meat.
     
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  9. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    I agree on both counts. I've helped track several deer wounded with a .243. 7-08 is far superior.
     
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  10. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    .410 As a beginners shotgun, sure it has lite recoil and generally very feather like guns but 1/2 oz-11/16 oz of shot is pretty light.
     
  11. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep, 10 ga. shotgun. Never again!
     
  12. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    10000% correct.:cool: The 243 is NOT a big game caliber. It is a varmint caliber, but those SMART enough to realize this can take deer size game with it becasue they use the HEAVIEST bullets and limit their range. ;) The 7-08 beats the 243 hands down in the big game arena. Same small light guns, light recoil, but the almost the same performance of a 270 win. :D
    In the hand gun calibers the 25 ACP they say is better than nothing, but not much better than nothing!:rolleyes:
     
  13. targa

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    9mm and .40 absolutely bore me to tears.
     
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  14. dwmiller

    dwmiller Well-Known Member

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    .25 acp, some ones idea of an improvement to 22lr. Royal pain in the rear to reload...
     
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  15. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I love all of them equally;)
     
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  16. Ireload2

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    1. .38-55. As standardized by SAAMI a maximum cartridge will not fit in a minimum chamber.
    My H&R has a SAAMI chamber with a .380 groove dia.
    Using Winchester cases a .380 bullet will not chamber.

    2. 6.5 Carcano uses an odd .266 to .267 bullet that no one makes. The .264 bullets are not to accurate. The .268 Hornady bullet blows primers.

    3. .22 Hornet brass is not very strong around the primer pocket.

    4. .303 British rifles have chambers much larger than the ammo.

    5. The .410 is not like having a real shotgun.
     
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  17. OldManMontgomery

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    Not that I 'hate' it, but my least favorite round is the .22 Hornet. I like shooting it, but the case (neck) is thin and crumpled easily. Reloading is a bit of a pain. I do reload for it, but it's the most bother.
     
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  18. Dallas53

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    I have to agree, for deer-sized game, the 7mm-08 is superior, and I own one along with a 243 Win. both have their merits for what they are. unfortunately, when i started hunting as youngster. the 243 Win. was the best thing going. our father did the reloading, and we did lots of practicing with that rifle. we were made aware of it's limitations from an early age. i took quite a few deer with my father's rifle. now with the 7mm-08 coming along in the early 1980's I see it as being what i would highly recommend for young shooters for their first centerfire rifle to deer hunt with.

    now that doesn't mean I think the 243 is an inadequate deer round by any means, in the hands of a capable shooter who understands it's limitations. heavy bullets, range limitations, and shot placement make all the difference.
     
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  19. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you 100%. .243 within it's limitations is a fine rifle. Heck, my friend had to help his cousin find a deer he shot with a 6.5 Creedmor this year. Shot placement is key!
     
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  20. Mongo

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    The 357 Sig. Yuck.
    I like .30 carbine as a pistol round.
     
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