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View Poll Results: what is your favorite caliber?
.223/556 38 19.69%
.308 51 26.42%
7.62x39 27 13.99%
30-06 33 17.10%
22lr 41 21.24%
12gauge/20 gauge 29 15.03%
300BLK 5 2.59%
7.62x54r 8 4.15%
9mm 36 18.65%
45acp 41 21.24%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 193. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:01 AM
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What caliber do you like the most?


Please explain why you like the caliber you chose




I like the 7.62x39, because its widely available(cheap), hard-hitting,mild recoil,
able to take down deer sized game, as well as two legged game if need be..
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I think we've already done this, a few times:

https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=1830
https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=76849
https://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=168950
https://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=270648
https://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=292874

etc., etc., etc.....
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I don't exactly have a favorite and since it let me choose more than one I listed all that I like. Can't discriminate you know. You are missing some good ones on the list though.
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I don't exactly have a favorite and since it let me choose more than one I listed all that I like. Can't discriminate you know. You are missing some good ones on the list though.
the maximum number of options is 10..
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the maximum number of options is 10..
Gotcha.
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I used the .308 Winchester (actually the 7.62 NATO) round for sniping in Viet Nam. With the right rifle, scope and a highly trained shooter the .308 family of rounds are a very accurate caliber of bullet that has a really great distance of use to them. They'll take down anything short of polar and grizzly bears in the majority of cases with one shot. They are a medium weight and diameter bullet that remains effective even today for a survivalist's needs. What's not to like with the .308 Winchester round?
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Depends very much on the intended target.
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30-06 It is what I have always carried for deer hunting since I was 14.
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I like the 7.62x54R because it is a full powered round that is inexpensive to practice with.
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.257 Roberts
.264 Winchester
30-06,.270
.300 Weatherby
.375 H&H
.45/70
.44 mag
.357 mag
.45acp
12 gauge

For nostalgia, .50 Winchester, .45/100, .348, .33 Winchester, .405 Winchester, .38/55.
Nobody cares about the reasons why.
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Probably whichever fits the gun in my hand when I NEED it. This thread makes zero sense to me as I use different calibers for different purposes and definitely like several different calibers in several different guns. .02
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Well, it is like any other sport, you enjoy doing it over and, over and, over......
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shotgun 12a
rifle 6.5 x 54 Mannlicher-Schoenauer
handgun 45
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.45acp for my 1911s, just because the .44-40 wasn't an option.
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9mm- Affordability/Shoot-ability, lightwieght, high Capacity, lots of options, common cartridge,
5.56- Practice ammo isn't that expensive, Lots of options for ammo as far as hunting, defense and penetrator rounds. Can take down any big game animal on east coast. The AR15 platform with great ergos, capacity, aftermarket options, parts are interchangeable. Is good for close and far encounters.
12GA- Practice ammo is cheap and fun, I like the challenge of running a 12GA fast(still haven't come close to mastering), good for bird hunting, Can complete a lot of tasks even if it isn't the best tool to complete the tasks.
22LR-Cheap, Cheap, Cheap, It is really easy to justify spending money on 22 when you can get 1000rds for less than $50. It's fun to shoot and great for new shooters. I like it with the 10/22.
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Picked the .45 acp because it is powerful, accurate, and fun to shoot and reload. Woulda' picked .357 Magnum, but that was not on the list.
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I used to like .22 but forgot what it looks like. LOL.

Seriously though, who would have thought that the least expensive ammo would ever be the hardest to find? Fortunately, I bought many years worth before the shortage.
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9mm- Affordability/Shoot-ability, lightwieght, high Capacity, lots of options, common cartridge,
5.56- Practice ammo isn't that expensive, Lots of options for ammo as far as hunting, defense and penetrator rounds. Can take down any big game animal on east coast. The AR15 platform with great ergos, capacity, aftermarket options, parts are interchangeable. Is good for close and far encounters.
12GA- Practice ammo is cheap and fun, I like the challenge of running a 12GA fast(still haven't come close to mastering), good for bird hunting, Can complete a lot of tasks even if it isn't the best tool to complete the tasks.
22LR-Cheap, Cheap, Cheap, It is really easy to justify spending money on 22 when you can get 1000rds for less than $50. It's fun to shoot and great for new shooters. I like it with the 10/22.
I agree
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I picked the 9mm because its the one that you can get in a very small handgun,
a carbine, and in the mail in bulk as military surplus. Inexpensive, and my family loves shooting it at the range.

If I could go back in time I would tell myself to buy a AR 15 in 9mm and a very small 9mm semi Auto to go with the 9mm handguns I already have. Or get a 9mm carbine that takes Glock magazines.

The 9mm is a fun round to take plinking with your family. Its powerful enough but the recoil is light enough for my daughters to enjoy shooting it.

This is the 350 chevy round. It may not be the most powerful, or most economical, but all around you can't beat it. You can chamber this round in more guns with better results.
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For what use? As far as I'm concerned, almost everything has its place, although there are some overlaps and redundancies, not to mention some outright absurdities.
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