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Posted: 3/29/2009 6:44:50 AM EDT
My three picks would be .223, 6.5 Grendel, and .458.

These are the three I plan to build on the AR platform. What are your three?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:47:53 AM EDT
5.56, 308, .22
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:48:03 AM EDT
.223, 6.5, 308...these are the "must haves"( you can substitute the 6.8 in there too).Anything else simply means that you're obsessive/ addicted.Like the .450 Bushmaster I have also.......

Oh and multiples of calibers are allowed.....
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:49:00 AM EDT
If I had to give them ally up but 3 (for rifles) I'd probably go with 22LR, 223 and 308.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 6:52:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


This
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:01:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Jeep297:
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


This


+4 that's easy
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:03:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Originally Posted By Jeep297:
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


This


+4 that's easy


+5,,But not sure if I could live without the 45acp

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:07:01 AM EDT
For an AR: 22LR, 5.56, 6.8

For SHTF: 22LR, 45acp, 5.56

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Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:10:22 AM EDT
For the AR platform its just 5.56,I have an M14 for .308 and .45,9mm,.357+.38 for pistols and 12GA for shotgun..always take into consideration ammo availability.I dont like to go to special because I always think"what if I need ammo and what will I find if any in an emergency"odd calibers are expensive to stock and maybe scarce when you need them the most.Keep it simple.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:14:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Screech:
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Originally Posted By Jeep297:
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


This


+4 that's easy


+5,,But not sure if I could live without the 45acp


+6

I'm 2/3 of the way there.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:20:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By glock23c:
If I had to give them ally up but 3 (for rifles) I'd probably go with 22LR, 223 and 308.


+1
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:24:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


This IF I had the money.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:25:58 AM EDT
5.56
7.62x51
.45ACP
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:27:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wisconsinteacher:
My three picks would be .223, 6.5 Grendel, and .458.

These are the three I plan to build on the AR platform. What are your three?


.22lr, 5.56 and .308
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:34:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 7:35:56 AM EDT by zeke013]
.22, 5.56, 6.8 SPC

Those will do it all in your same lower.

ETA: Everyone likes the .308 - but I assumed from the question he was talking about the same lower. If an AR10 platform's available, I'd dump the 6.8 for a .308.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:36:15 AM EDT
5.56

.22LR (for low-cost pratice)

7.62x39 (for more power and AK compatibility)

Personaly I never buy non-military calibers, if I cant buy bulk ammo at a low price the weapon is usless long-term IMO.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:39:37 AM EDT
.22lr
5.56
9mm

.308 is in a AR10 and will not fitin the AR15 lower.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:44:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By crowdlg:
.22lr
5.56
9mm

.308 is in a AR10 and will not fitin the AR15 lower.


+1
i only have 5.56 now, i want a 9mm but i want a .22 to. its too hard to chose since i already have alot of 9mm from my beretta 92fs
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:51:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 7:56:40 AM EDT by ratfink57]
Originally Posted By wisconsinteacher:
My three picks would be .223, 6.5 Grendel, and .458.

These are the three I plan to build on the AR platform. What are your three?


I think the OP means AR15 Calibers. Mine would be 5.56, 6.5G and .22LR. At this point, I still need a .22LR.

Edit;
M4A1bushmaster;
i only have 5.56 now, i want a 9mm but i want a .22 to. its too hard to chose since i already have alot of 9mm from my beretta 92fs

9MM would be my forth choice.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:09:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mdw:
5.56
7.62x51
.45ACP


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:13:57 AM EDT
5.56, 7.62x39 & .45 ACP
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:49:21 AM EDT
Assuming you mean when the world is changed and ammo is harder to find what would you want to have for a firearm/ caliber?
I would pick ones that are popular and thus available. Also, calibers used by the government or LEO's.
.9mm
45ACP (but 40cal might be a smarter choice)
.223/5.56
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:52:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


That right there.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:55:33 AM EDT
.22LR, 5.56, 6.5 Grendel

From short range training/hunting to door kicking to long range and "large" game hunting all on the same lower.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:57:59 AM EDT
Got the 5.56 and .22 LR; planning out the 9 mm, but with 9 mm ammo so hard to find (at least where I live) I'm not looking to do the 9 mm very soon. I any case, the 9 mm AR-15 would be a dedicated gun.

Best of luck whatever you decide.

Not legal advice, MHO, YMMV, etc.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:07:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By slapshot308:
.22LR, 5.56, 6.5 Grendel

From short range training/hunting to door kicking to long range and "large" game hunting all on the same lower.


^this^
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:28:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MegaHz:
5.56, 308, .22


This.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:33:34 AM EDT
My picks 5.56 (for my Le 6920), .308 (for my Remington 700 LTR, and another .308 platform I may get in the near future), and 5.7x28mm ( for my FN PS-90 and I am looking into buying a five seven pistol)
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:34:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wisconsinteacher:
My three picks would be .223, 6.5 Grendel, and .458.

These are the three I plan to build on the AR platform. What are your three?


5.56mm, 5.45X39mm, and 6.8mm SPC.


Link Posted: 3/29/2009 9:48:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 9:48:36 AM EDT by pancakes]
....

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 11:56:28 AM EDT
Long guns; 5.56X45, 6.8X43 SPC, 7.62X51 <first picks.

Handguns; .45 ACP, .40 S&W

I also have 30/06, 30-30, & 30 Carbine but those have been safe queens for years now.
+1 .17HMR that is for my son.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 12:18:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MMcfpd:
5.56, 7.62x39 & .45 ACP


This is what I was thinking maybe 12ga
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