Just 3 calibers

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by audrey_z, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. audrey_z

    audrey_z New Member

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    For whatever reason if you could only own 3 calibers what would they be and why? :)
     
  2. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day New Member Supporter

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    .308 for long range target shooting / hunting / defense.

    .45ACP because my 1911s need to eat.

    .22lr for plinking / small game hunting, because it's cheap.
     

  3. flashman70

    flashman70 New Member

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    Boy, I'd have to retire a lot of my guns, but if forced to choose, it'd be:

    .45 ACP
    .308
    .223

    Most of my CCW guns are 9mm, but I love my USP45c.
     
  4. UnBound

    UnBound New Member

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    Rifles only:
    1. 30-06, I'm old school like that I guess and it gets my vote as the best all around cartridge of all time.
    2. .22 It should be a rule that everyone owns a 22 :)
    3. .243 From the little the the mid-size game this cartridge can get the job done.

    Pistols:
    1. .45ACP Come on, it's a 45!
    2. .357 My revolver just loves to sling magnums.
    3. .22 See above :)

    If I could only have 3 period I'd have to say the 30-06, the .45ACP, and a .22.
     
  5. retro

    retro New Member

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    • .308 (7.62x51) because its such an effective combat round, still readily available and reasonably priced (in bulk purchases)
    • .45 ACP because I believe it's the best handgun caliber ever
    • .22 for varmint control and small animal hunting
    • and (if I can sneak a 4th one in) 12 Gauge for everything else
     
  6. BrassMonkey

    BrassMonkey New Member Supporter

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    .223
    12 gauge
    .22 lr
     
  7. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    Just 3 calibers?

    Hello all



    RON L here = SERESURPLUS



    I'm gonna cheat like that one other fella did and Quote 3 Pistol and 3 rifle calibers:


    Pistol:

    9MMLuger
    45ACP
    .22LR

    These three as I have guns to fire them, they have always worked for me and I can hit what I aim at with them? LOL .22 cuz as the other fellow said, ya gotta have a 22?


    Rifle

    .308 7.62X51

    7.62X39

    .22LR

    These have served me all my life, I like many weapons chambered in them and I do hit what I am aiming at with these and Diddo on the needing .22lr always!


    If you will notice, all 6 of th 3 Fav calibers I can walk into most places and Buy a box, Not pay an arm and a leg and I don't have to worry about if they will work?




    RON L
     
  8. 45_Storm

    45_Storm New Member

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    .45 ACP for Defense
    .223 for small game
    .22 for practice

    And if I could have a 4th, .50 call for everything!
     
  9. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    I would have:

    1. 30-06 for defense and food acquisition
    2. .357 for handgun and levergun uses
    3. .22 for other uses
     
  10. Rebailey

    Rebailey New Member

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    Since this is a rifle discussion my three would be-----
    .22 lr, .223, and .30-06. With the correct bullets and reloading I would tackle anything on earth.