I always liked the .45 Long Colt.
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I always liked the .45 Long Colt.
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I don't own any "cool calibers", but there have been a couple that have always interested me. I've been wanting to pick up either (or both) a 7-30 Waters or .30 Whisper barrel for my Contender. And I'd love to have a rifle in .45-70 Gov't.
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I have a sizeable investment in .32acp. Two pistols and I reload for it. It is a fun round to shoot, but the real reason I have it is because my old lady will carry her Tomcat in .32 with her everywhere. As long as she is using that pistol I'll keep reloading .32's for her.
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I'm getting acquainted with the .460 Rowland in one of my all steel 1911 Governments. With equal barrel lengths, it outperforms a 44 magnum. And that's in an auto format...it has replaced my 44 magnum revolvers in bear country...
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the 44 special is a good round, look at it like the 38 sp to the 357mag. now it you want some real fun pistol rounds, i have a 10 inch tc in 7mmtcu. that round is a real hot fast mover. also got two xp-100 in 7mm08 and 30-223. both guns are in 10 inch barrel. the 30-223 does not kick and it is the wife's long range pistol match gun. but the 7mm08 will knock your socks off. there are all type of wildcat rounds out there. some are fun to shoot, some are good for matches, and others are just there waiting there turn.
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I like some of the off the wall stuff. Here's some that I own and reload for:
.30 Luger, inherited a 1920 Commercial P-08
6.5 X 57mm Styer Mannlicher
8 X 68mm Steyr Mannlicher
.350 Rem Magnum
40-70 Winchester Ballard made High-Wall
45-90 Sharps Ballard made High-Wall
45-100 (2.6" case) Shiloh Sharps
The 40-70 is my silhouette rifle and has a custom chamber, so I have to form the brass for it using 45-90 brass.
I also used to own a S&W MOD 57, so I still have the gear to load for it.
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The 7.62x25mm, I've nothing against CZ-52's or the T-33's but I'd love to see a current firearms mfg. make a pistol in this round and a reliable source for either SP or HP ammo.
I've always been interested in the .32 H&R Magnum. One day, I'll buy a gun or two chambered for it.
I have an old charter house in 44spl great little gunand nice change of pace.Some day I will buy a Smith but it will be a while as it's low on
priority list right now.
Some of my favorite ald time cartriges for single action pistols and leveraction rifles are the 44-40, 38-40, 25-20, and 32-20.
One of my all time favorite leveractions was Winchester 25-35, they were supposed to be coming out with a new production run of them right before Winchester plant closed down. I really wanted one of the new ones for a shooter so I could save my old one for my collection, besides I hoped that if they became popular then more people would make the ammo and it would be cheaper.
I also like some of the less known calibers in handguns. I'm a young guy so most of the strange calibers I know of and am interested in are newer. I like the 32 NAA, 50 GI, 45 GAP, and 357 SIG. I have only fire the 357 Sig, but the others still intrigue me.
I wish Sig would make a Seecamp sized, single stack, pocket pistol in 32NAA or at least 380. And styled after the 239/229/226 not the Walther design styel 232. I also wish they would make a 220 chambered in 50 GI. If those two calibers become so common you can pick up a 100 round box at WAlly World then we might see that happen, although the chances are 1 in a Million.
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I'm a huge fan of the 10mm, 357 SIG, and .38 Super. While the 357 SIG is probably more popular (i.e.: more accepted at least in LE circles) than the 10mm and .38 Super, all three have their (rabid and/or die-hard) fans.
I like the idea of the .44 Spl. I can't say I necessarily like the cartridge since I have no practical experience with it.....maybe I'll get off the cheap bus and buy one.
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I like the .44 Special, and have found myself carrying the 629 a bit more, stoked with Specials.
I'll take a .45 and a large side of JHPs, please.
I am a big fan of the 10mm. I also like the .38 Super quite a bit too.
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