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Old 12-29-2010, 07:29 AM
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Kev - thanks for all the good info.
Thanks also to all those that added their comments!!
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I think the 50 GI should be in there somewhere. I carry one every day and love it.
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I would say those calibers are all somewhat common but I dunno about 'popular'. I would agree that 9mm, .40, .45, .38, .22, .357, are the most common PISTOL calibers....probably in that order as well. Just an opinion though no hard facts
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Yeah, this thread went from popular and somewhat popular to pet rounds. .50GI is nothing you're going to find on a Walmart shelf. .455 Webley? WhoTF shoots that outside of historical significance? I think when it comes to popularity of a cartridge it's something that will be sold at a place like Walmart who doesn't like putting things on their shelves that aren't going to sell.
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.45 best pistol caliber ever
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Yeah, this thread went from popular and somewhat popular to pet rounds. .50GI is nothing you're going to find on a Walmart shelf. .455 Webley? WhoTF shoots that outside of historical significance? I think when it comes to popularity of a cartridge it's something that will be sold at a place like Walmart who doesn't like putting things on their shelves that aren't going to sell.
The .455 Webley is one hard-hitting SOB.

At least that's the reputation it had. I have never had the misfortune of being shot with one.
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Because the 357 sig will penetrate an engine block! That sonofabuck is HARD hitting. 9mm, .40, or .45 don't even come close!
I like your enthusiasm for the .357 sig, but I would like to think a .45 Super or +P+ 230 grain will match the challenge with an engine block.
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Not sure I want to shoot out an engine block with a handgun.
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.460 Rowland has respectable numbers, near low .44 magnum levels out of a pistol that can be concealed easily.
Change some springs and back to a .45ACP.
Use the same dies as the .45 ACP also!
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Popular...
hmm,
unpopular?
30 Luger, 30 Bergman, 401 Powermag, 38 SW or Colt, 41 rimfire, 25 and 32 rimfire, we might as well list the 30-06 in the Encore!
Lets get back to what you might find on the shelf in most sporting goods stores - cartridges like the 7mm Mag!
(Another Encore round.)
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Oh well, I was going to mention .357 Atomic but.... ;-) it's not a real "common" caliber. Anyone know who stamped their barrels with this caliber ?

Bob

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The reasons the military went from a .45 to the 9mm was twofold. Primarily it was for the logistics of ammo supply in that our NATO allies all used 9mm guns and we wanted to be able to access that source in the event of another European war. Secondarily the military wanted a higher round count and cheaper ammo for practice...

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9x19 was adopted by nato round primarily because it was a better Sub machinegun round not because it was necessaraly a better pistol round. SMGs are a primary weapon, pistols are a secondary weapon, and .45 is heavy as **** for carrying the amounts you'd blow through in a SMG and its low velocity starts dropping like a brick before you get out to maximum SMG range.
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.41 Action Express
.44 Auto Mag
.38 Auto
.35 Smith & Wesson
.32 French Auto
.45 Webly Auto
.32 Webly Auto
.44 Webly Bulldog
.44 America Bulldog
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.32 colt, Smith and wesson .32 rim fire, (Remington Lion)
birdman , do you have a .38 S&W ?
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.45 Auto Mag
9 MM Federal
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If we're gonna include the makarov and tokorev cartridges, then we probably ought to include the 7.62x38 round for all those old nagant revolvers that seem to be floating around lately.
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I like some of the wildcats like .357 Herret.
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I'm surprised it took so long to mention .22 Magnum. I had a big box store employee tell me that not all .22s (firearms) can shoot .22 mini mags. I love .22s!

.22 short/CB the .22 short is a cute little round and very easy to shoot. It is quiet and recoil is almost non-existent. CB stands for conical ball and describes the projectile which is pointy like a cone.

.22 long The .22 long is the .22 short's bigger brother, but not as big as the .22 LR. Fun to shoot with a little more punch than the short.

NOTE Most (my understanding all) .22 LR revolvers/single shots/derringers can shoot .22 shorts and longs. They would be a no go in magazine fed firearms due to functioning issues. They may not have enough recoil to cycle the actions and they may not feed properly due to their size.

.22LR The .22 long rifle is the biggest brother in this group. They come in many flavors and seem to be a little easier to find these days. Mini mags are .22 LRs. Sub sonic rounds are also available for quieter shooting.

.22 magnum The .22 magnum is the bigger uncle, while it is a rimfire .22 it is not interchangeable with .22 short/long/long rifle. It is considerably more costly than the other .22s but is a fun round and can be pretty potent.


.410 The .410 is a shotgun round that has become popular in handguns as of late. They can be had in revolvers; Taurus Judge and S&W Governor or derringers like Bond Arms. I have no personal experience with this round, unfortunately.


Hope this was helpful.
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Is this a serious post?
How about .22 Rem jet, .221 Rem fireball, .25 auto, .256 Rem mag, 6.5 mm, 7mm, 7.62 Russian Nagant, .30 Mauser,7.63 Mannlicher, .30 Luger, .32 auto, .32 Sand W, .32 long colt, .32-20, 7.5mm, 8mm,.38-40, .41 long colt, .41 mag, .44 smith and Wesson mag, .44 Russian, .44-40, .44 special, .44 bull dog, .45 Winchester mag, .455 colt, .476 Eley, and .50 Remington, .327 mag, for a start. There are another 30 military calibers at least.
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