What are the top ten most popular ammunitons in north america?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Hdq, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Hdq

    Hdq New Member

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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? :D watcha think is popular?
     
  2. sputnik1988

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    If I were to guess: 22lr, 9x19, 45 acp, 223/556, 7.62x39, 308 and 12 gauge... Yeah, I know thats only 7.;)
     

  3. cswann1

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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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  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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...;)
     
  5. redscho

    redscho New Member

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    I'm surprised .38 special and 30-30 were not mentioned.
     
  6. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    I hunt with an 06
     
  7. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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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!!:D
     
  8. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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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
     
  9. fmj

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    ooops forgot the .22 LR that will make an even 10
     
  10. aandabooks

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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.
     
  11. gmaster456

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    .22lr
    12 gauge
    30-06
    .308
    .9mm
    .30-30
    .223/5.56
    .40s&w
    .20 gauge
    .270
     
  12. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    OP, to clarify: are we talking our personal top 10, or what we think is the overall top 10?

    Here's mine, no particular order; 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 357Mag, 22LR, 22Mag, 12GA, 30-06, 308, 223/5.56.
     
  13. TLuker

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    Where you're at will make a big difference.

    In the city:

    1. 9mm
    2. 9mm
    3. .22lr
    4. .38 sp
    5. .40 SW
    6. .45 ACP
    7. 12 ga
    8. .223
    9. .410
    10. 9mm

    In the Country:

    1. 12 ga
    2. .22lr
    3. 30-06
    4. 7mm mag
    5. 30-30
    6. .270
    7. .308
    8. .243
    9. .223
    10. .50 cal bullet (muzzle loader)

    In the suburbs:

    1. 9mm
    2. .22lr
    3. .40
    4. .45
    5. .357/.38
    6. 12 ga
    7. .410
    8. .223
    9. .308
    10. Something Russian

    Just my guess? :)
     
  14. Ninetheranger

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    .22LR
    .223/5.56
    12ga
    .45ACP
    .380
    30-30 Win
    30-06
    9x19
    .40 S&W
    7.62x39

    In no particular order.
     
  15. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Top ten as far as what measure? Gun sales, ammo sales, guns or ammo people have already?