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Posted: 8/28/2004 5:09:10 AM EST

I think mine is probably 7.62x25mm. I am sure lots of people here have even more unusual calibers than that, though.

I am thinking about getting a .300 Whisper upper, but that is still a ways off.

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I guess it would be the Beowulf.
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.44-77 in a Remington #1 Rolling Block
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I guess it would be ".30 Government" aka .30/40 Krag.



I have 4 rounds of it left.

And Jap 7.7mm for an Arisaka.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:26:05 AM EST
I don't like odd calibres(I have an irrational fear of not being able to get ammo for the gun).

I have even sold guns in the past because I was worried I wouldn't be able to get ammo for them.

8mm Mauser or 7.62X54mm Russian right now.
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.45 2 1/10... commonly known as the .45-70 Government... that or

7.5x55 Swiss
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.44 Bain&Davis
This is a .44mag case necked down to .357
Have a .357 blackhawk for which i had a conversion 9mm cylinder (factory job). The 9mm was not very accurate-wrong barrel size and lots of jump so I sent the 9 cylinder off to this gunsmith (Bain&Davis) that advertised in gun mags.They machined out the cylinder and provided loading dies and a case forming die.
Total price was $75 or $85. They did nice work and the dies are a good brand (redding?) Trouble is they didn't tell me untill after that the conversion was for the new model and the old model doesn't have as much
"meat" on the cylinder. They advised to only use the lighter loads of the ones they provided.What with the case forming and fireforming hassles I only shot a handfull of loads.I still have the gun and all the stuff,one of these days when I get around to it...........
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6.5 X .284
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[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 5:38:39 AM EST by GaryM]
6.5 Carcano
7.5 Swiss
7.7 Arisaka
9mm Largo
7.62x25
.30 Mauser


But the strangest I would guess would be the 7.62 Nagant

ETD, Can you tell I am a collector of WWII toys?
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5.45x39
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50.70
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.35 Remington. I asked for a .30-30 and that is what I got.


ByteTheBullet (-:
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[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 5:40:50 AM EST by jaeger_1969]
6.5x284
Ditto on that one!!

What a smoker..


Link Posted: 8/28/2004 5:41:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

Originally Posted By BayEagle:

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I guess it would be ".30 Government" aka .30/40 Krag.



I have 4 rounds of it left.

And Jap 7.7mm for an Arisaka.



My father bought the rifle--for $20--at his age 22 (he's 71 now) and killed his only deer with it. I shot my first deer with it, so he gave me the rifle a few years ago. It's in beautiful shape, except the rear sight has been replaced and apparently the stock forend has been cut down. I'm not postive on that as there were carbines made and I don't know what is proper for them. I LOVE the rifle--very smooth and a nice shooter.




Sounds like mine - it was a rifle that was sporterized and cut down. The sights are commercial. I've been buying original parts for it since 1997 in an effort to eventually convert it into a Krag carbine. I'm stuck at trying to locate the stock bands with sling swivels.

You're right about the action - it's smoooooth like Butta!
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.43 Spanish , .25 rimfire, 6.5 Bench Rest Magnum.
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7.62x54R
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WWI era .303, Enfield

.35 Remington, Marlin lever action
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posted by: ByteTheBullet
.35 Remington. I asked for a .30-30 and that is what I got.



.35 Rem is a better round. Just be shure to use the 200 grain bullets.
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.45/70 Gov't

.22 Long

BigDozer66
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7.5x55 swiss
5.45x39
7.62x25 tok
.50bmg
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By far the oddest would be a .40 Combat Express, but as for any type of round anyone may have actually heard of -- 9X25!
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Originally Posted By jaeger_1969:
6.5x284
Ditto on that one!!

What a smoker..





Oh yea. Mine is a 16" barrel....can you say fireball? It makes a hellua compact deer rifle!
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280 Canadian Ross, 9.3x63mm, 25/284. Would like to try a 6.5/284 one of these days.

Reloading, the only way to go.
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8mm Gasser


8 shot Rast Gasser revolver
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7 x 64 Brenneke.

1915 German forerunner of the .280/7mm-06.

wganz

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Believe it or not, lot's of places don't carry .38 Super. Sucks when you want to shot it today, instead of waiting for ammo to ship.

ETA: Mine is a 1911 clone
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Old:
7.63x25 (mauser)

New:
400 CorBon
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[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 6:54:32 AM EST by RiffRandall]

Originally Posted By GaryM:
6.5 Carcano
7.5 Swiss
7.7 Arisaka
9mm Largo
7.62x25
.30 Mauser


But the strangest I would guess would be the 7.62 Nagant

ETD, Can you tell I am a collector of WWII toys?



+1 on the 7.62x39R Nagant
Also have 7.62x25 & 9x23 Largo (converted 9x19 barrel for the Cz52) but the Nagant round would be "weird" even if it was common & available at Walmart.

<edited to add> Campybob reminded me: 5.45x39. Not that odd really but the local Elmer Fudd gunstores look at you funny when you inquire if they have any in stock.
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25-35
NoKarma
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.32 Winchester Special, .32-20, or the .32 Colt cap 'n ball - none is particular unusual or rare, just in my accumulation. You would think my .308 Steyr was rare - I don't have a single round of ammo in the house for that rifle. 6mm Rem is about like the .32 WS, fading more and more every year.
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.30 Remington. If you know wher to get some ammo for this rifle, please let me know.
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[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 7:02:58 AM EST by TNFrank]

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:

I think mine is probably 7.62x25mm. I am sure lots of people here have even more unusual calibers than that, though.

I am thinking about getting a .300 Whisper upper, but that is still a ways off.



That's my next build. I've already loaded up 400rnds of .300 Whisper/Fireball with a 150gr. FMJ and a 150gr. Hornady SST for hunting. It seemed like a good woods ctg. for deer and if things go as planned I'd like to get a suppressor next year, then I can load up some 240gr sub-sonics to play with.
I've always been a sucker for Odd ball ctgs. One reason is cost, normally they're cheaper to get into also, many old military surpplus guns are sometimes odd ctgs. and that would be all that I could afford. I used to be a really big fan of the .41Mag, you can normally pick one up for about 3/4 of what a similar 44Mag would cost and they'll do just about as much. I've had 7.62x25mm, 7.62x38R(Nagant revolver ctg.), 5.45x39mm, 7mm IHMS(30/30 necked to 7mm, kind of like the 7-30 Waters but this ctg. was way before the Waters came out.) I've got a K-31 in 7.5x55mm Swiss and like I said, I'm in the process of building up an AR in .300 Fireball. If you're going to handload anyway then odd ball ctgs. are that bad of a way to go if you can get dies and brass.
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.348 - Winchester model 71
.25-20 - Winchester model 65

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.455 Webley

7.5 X 55 Swiss

5.45 X 54R --- no, wait. I made that up.
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I don't think .30 Remington is all that hard to find -

owlnet.com/quality/30%20Rem.htm

www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976401544.htm (I couldn't find a date for this ad, don't know if it is stale.)

www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,4172.html

Maybe you should get dies and components and get someone close by to handload ammo for you.
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I have a rifle based on a Mauser military action in 8x63 (8mm/06) "90deg". It has a special cut chamber that has a 90deg angle shoulder.

My Uncle built it for a proposed return trip to Alaska for bear. He had a thing for 8mm cartridges. He was trying to get something close to 8mm Remington Magnum performance but using a standard head bolt and a unrimmed cartridge.

Real POA to make cases for. He used to fire form them using pistol powder and cotton balls. We have the rifle now, and about 40 cases with some life in them.

Oh, and we have a former 7.65 Argentine Mauser that he also had the chamber recut to take standard .30/06 cases. It really should use .311in bullets but strangely it shoots rather well with factory .30/06 even with the overbore.
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Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
I have a rifle based on a Mauser military action in 8x63 (8mm/06) "90deg". It has a special cut chamber that has a 90deg angle shoulder.

My Uncle built it for a proposed return trip to Alaska for bear. He had a thing for 8mm cartridges. He was trying to get something close to 8mm Remington Magnum performance but using a standard head bolt and a unrimmed cartridge.

Real POA to make cases for. He used to fire form them using pistol powder and cotton balls. We have the rifle now, and about 40 cases with some life in them.

Oh, and we have a former 7.65 Argentine Mauser that he also had the chamber recut to take standard .30/06 cases. It really should use .311in bullets but strangely it shoots rather well with factory .30/06 even with the overbore.



Uncle Bob had a lot of time on his hands, did he?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:20:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:


5.45 X 54R --- no, wait. I made that up.



I wouldn't be surprised if that cal doesn't actually exist. The Finns have a bunch of wildcat rounds based on the 7.62x54R. I know they have a 6.5 version.
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.32Rimfire

MT
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6 MM Benchrest Remington (6BR), an awesome varmint rifle with 68-70 grain bullets.

My next one will probably be the 6.5 Grendel.
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.30 Luger

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.32 rimfire for a mint Stevens rifle
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32 Winchester Special for a great old m94 deer rifle
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7mm STW
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