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View Poll Results: If you could have only one caliber, what would it be and why?

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  • .45-70

    19 3.03%
  • .357 / 38 SP

    119 18.98%
  • 44 Mag / 44 SP

    61 9.73%
  • 41 Mag

    9 1.44%
  • 45 Colt / .410 Shotgun / 454 Casull

    33 5.26%
  • 45 ACP / 460 Rowland

    14 2.23%
  • 22lr / 22 Short / 22 long

    25 3.99%
  • .223 / 5.56x45

    11 1.75%
  • .308 Win / 7.62x51

    54 8.61%
  • 7.63 x 39

    4 0.64%
  • 300 AAC/Whisper

    6 0.96%
  • 9mm Luger

    15 2.39%
  • 10mm / 40SW

    2 0.32%
  • 22 Hornet

    1 0.16%
  • 20 Gauge

    8 1.28%
  • 12 Gauge

    60 9.57%
  • 6.5x55 Swede

    12 1.91%
  • 7mm-08

    3 0.48%
  • 30-06

    95 15.15%
  • 30-30

    22 3.51%
  • 22 Mag

    3 0.48%
  • Other

    51 8.13%
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Thread: If you could have only one caliber, what would it be?

  1. #181
    Boolit Master

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    .308 Winchester. Can do anything I ask of it from close to way far out.
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    either either 35 whelen or 9.3X62 or possible an orlican! lol what do those fire again...20mm?
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    And in some revolvers-.32 acp.

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    Number 5: you can also shoot 32 Auto ammo in a 327.
    Note it is semi rimmed .
    beltfed/arnie

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    I voted Other. I can get everything done in my area with a 20 gauge.

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    I'm going to have to go with the versatility of the 12 ga. And when all else fails fix bayonet and charge.

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    38/357 so I can load for 358Win, .357mag, 38spl, and 35Rem

    Wait, what are the rules again?

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    Well now if we're talking bore size ,,, in that case I would be in the .41 camp,
    Clements gp100 41 Special for SD, a 41 wildcat on the 06 case in a REM 760 for deer, and a 410 Winchester m42 for my shotgunning needs. I could actually maybe live like that, if I really had to. Sure would miss the small bore squirrel rifles, but then a Flint long rifle could fill that need. So ,yep .41 can do it all!

    357 could work ,except I've gotta have a shotgun, and the 9mm shot is way obsolete,,, and Kinda puny
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  9. #189
    My favorites are the 30-06 and 308 Winchester. There isn't very much difference between them, and both perform well with cast bullets.

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    Given the parameters established by the OP, I’d have go with the 38 Special/.357 Magnum. Loaded down, a 38 Special will work on small game. Loaded with shot it will take care of anything that slithers or crawls. The 357 Magnum will handle just about anything on four legs that may want to include you in the food chain (except for REALLY big bears). It is also the bench mark in stopping two-legged varmint that may want to cause you harm. My current inventory includes a Dan Wesson 715 (new model), S&W 686 combat plus, Ruger LCR and a M92 Leaver action. Not much I can’t do with this line up.

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    12 GA will handle all my needs, if I had to have just one.
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    Although I have and cast/reload for all of these calibers including "Other" with the exception of the .22 Hornet I would have to go with the .308 Win/7.62X51. My favorites are .30-06,.45-70,.357 Mag/.38 Spcl,.41 Mag,.44 Mag/spcl., .45 Colt/ACP, and .30-30 but the .308 fits a short action,can be used to take any North American big game animals (I know the Griz is maybe iffy but it can be done),I can defend my home with it,ammo and components are very common and I can load it with very light Boolits/RB for small game/pest control.

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    Is this thread a sticky yet?
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    .45 Colt for me,,,pistol and lever gun.

    Non caliber choice,,,12 ga.

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    Short,Fat,and Slow,,,Yup I love the .45

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomRider64 View Post
    .45 Colt for me,,,pistol and lever gun.

    Non caliber choice,,,12 ga.
    I see what you did there....
    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. -Psalm 91:1

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    I picked .22 RF. Accurate, quiet game getter. You know how a whitetail will stare at you - put a .22 long rifle into that white spot on it's throat and down it goes. And like the 30-30, a scrounging trip in a fly- over junk yard should net a mitt full of rounds from pick-up truck glove boxes.

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    I do not want to play! I like them all sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outer Rondacker View Post
    I do not want to play! I like them all sorry.
    Well I agree
    They all good, but I am not surprised that the .357 mag kicked asteroid
    I will take the 12 guage as there is nothing it cannot do within 100 yards
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    12 ga. for me. Back in my younger days that was the only gun that I had to hunt with. Used a Mossberg 500ATP8S with rifle sights on the barrel.
    If God didn't want man to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of MEAT!

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    As the question in the header was what caliber not cartridge I would choose .358. This would give the option of 38spl, 357M, 35Rem, 358Win, 35Whelen, 350Rem and 358Norma any other than the 350Rem could be fired in the 358N with a chamber adapter and some could also be used for handgun. Other wise it would be 454Casull handloaded from wild to mild in both the Puma 92 or a FA revolver.
    Last edited by rbuck351; 03-22-2018 at 01:43 AM.

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