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Posted: 12/6/2003 10:30:54 PM EDT
I was doing a little survey of my gun collection and found, that based on the number of guns I own, my favorite caliber is 22 LR. I shoot a lot of 22, and think it's a great caliber, but I'm still not sure its my favorite. Anyway, here's how my collection breaks down, by caliber. Prior to starting this C&R collecting stuff I thought I only had a few calibers in my collection, now there are 16, though not all related to the C&R.

22 LR 24%
5.45x39 3%
5.56x45 10%
7.62x25 7%
7.62x39 7%
7.62x51 5%
7.62x54R 8%
9mm 4%
38/357 7%
10mm/40S&W 4%
44 Mag/44 Spec 4%
45 Long Colt 4%
45 ACP 11%

I'm sure these percentages will change since I know the number of guns will.

SO how does your collection stack up?

Link Posted: 12/6/2003 10:44:06 PM EDT
My collection is as follows: 22lr - 1 30-30 - 2 30.06 - 1 .308 - 2 .54 - 3 .62 (estimate) - 1 .65 - 1 .74 - 1 12 ga - 4 10 ga -1 As only one of the 12 ga and both .308's are functional, I would say the .308 with the 12 ga coming in a close second. CW
Link Posted: 12/6/2003 11:01:59 PM EDT
my current favorite caliber is 7.62x39 Russian and 9mm luger.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:03:39 AM EDT
My pet cartidge has got to be the 10mm but I only have one 10mm firearm out of about 180+/-. So I will have to say, 22 rimfire, even in my machineguns. It's just too much cheap fun!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:18:04 AM EDT
Too many to count, however I can guess that my most abundant caliber is 7.62x54R. I just had to have every Mosin model in every country's make.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 2:42:07 AM EDT
7.62X51 .308
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:02:44 AM EDT
7.62 X 51 NATO .45 WinMag And .22 LR, in rifle or pistola
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:21:12 AM EDT
My favorite caliber is 7.62x51mm (.308), but here are the percentages in my arsenal: [b]5.56mm[/b]: 52% [b]7.62mm[/b]: 21% [b].40s&w[/b]: 14% [b]7.62x39[/b]: 8% [b].22lr[/b]: 5%
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:37:37 AM EDT
50% 5.56 mm 20% 9mm 10% 38 spec 10% 22 10% 32 s&w 10% .177 air rifle
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 3:38:35 AM EDT
Bad math on my part 10% on my 9mm
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 4:27:08 AM EDT
5.56x45mm and 9x19mm.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 4:55:21 AM EDT
Probably 45 Automatic and the 300 Winchester magnum.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 5:59:56 AM EDT
Probably 375 H&H, but it's a little tough to spend a morning popping Tannerite bottles with it, that's where the .223 comes in. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:10:08 AM EDT
Heck do I base this on the number of rounds stored the basement, rounds fired per year, or guns on hand? I have guns for: 22lr 9x18 .45 5.45x39 5.56x45 6.55x55 7.62x39 7.62x51 7.62x54r 8mm 12ga Turk 8mm at .05/rnd is my best value shooting, 5.45x39 is my most fun shooting. And I learn the most with 22.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:14:45 AM EDT
.223/5.56
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:17:13 AM EDT
I like .308 the most but shoot 9mm mainly.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:25:11 AM EDT
22LR followed by 9mm then 5.56
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:25:27 AM EDT
Based on the number of weapons it would be 9mm; Followed by 5.56mm and .45acp. Based on the amount of ammo on hand or rounds fired it would be 5.56mm.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:31:00 AM EDT
Hard question but the caliber I enjoy shooting the most is my 17 Remington.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:33:25 AM EDT
Rifle (fun): .223 Rem Rifle (hunting): .280 Rem Autopistol: .45 ACP Revolver: .41 Mag Pity about the .41 mag and .280 Rem. Two vastly underrated calibers that are way better than their sales figures suggest.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:36:57 AM EDT
.22 LR .223/5.56mm .220 Swift 25-06 6mm 7mm Mag 30-30 .358 Win 12 Ga Mostly the .220 Swift and .358 Win
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:38:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By desertmoon: Probably 45 Automatic and the 300 Winchester magnum.
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That stuck out at me as a cool choice. My comparitive answer would be: .40 S&W and 7mm Remington Magnum. Otherwise, I've accumulated a lot of .22 launchers, and tried to have a couple of different models in other calibers. I Love Guns...[:D]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:42:08 AM EDT
5.56, 45 ACP, and 22LR-------------5.56 wins for me [:D]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:44:45 AM EDT
Most ammo - .223 Most guns/Favorite caliber .44 mag.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:48:10 AM EDT
Most - 7.62x39 Favorite - .45 ACP
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:51:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2003 6:53:22 AM EDT by armabill]
Handguns: .45 ACP .40 S&W .357 Magnum .38 Special .22lr Rifles: .35 Remington 30-06 Springfield 30-30 Winchester .223 Remington .22lr Shoot the most: .22lr .223 Remington .45 ACP .40 S&W
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:55:01 AM EDT
5.56, by far.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:58:20 AM EDT
I wonder why no one has mentioned the .50 cal BMG you know for cutting down those trees in the back yard .308 40% .223 25% .50 BMG 20% .357 SIG 15%
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:15:34 AM EDT
.45= 60% six 12 gauge= 10% one .22=10% one 5.56=20% two
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:44:18 AM EDT
.22 LR 6.5x55mm .45 ACP 5.45X39mm
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 5:47:29 PM EDT
Without a doubt its the .45 ACP.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 5:54:17 PM EDT
2 - .22lr 6 - .45 auto 1 - .50AE 1 - 5.56 2 - 7.62 1 - 8.6 1 - 12.7 Not sure if I should include the ML cannons...
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:00:29 PM EDT
Of what I have, .223/5.56 in an AR-15. Extremely accurate and effective, with managable recoil. I really, really, REALLY want an AR-10 and a .458 SOCOM AR-15 though.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:01:44 PM EDT
I shoot 8mm the most thanks to the 1919. Favorite now is probably 50bmg.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:05:33 PM EDT
I don't see what the number of firearms in any particular caliber have to do with a favorite caliber. 7.62X51 is my current favorite rifle caliber, although I like 5.56X45 and have more rifles for that caliber. .44 Magnum is my favorite handgun cartridge, which I have three revolvers chambered for. Got five chambered for .357 Magnum. Like those too, but I get a bigger thrill from the fotyfo.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:15:37 PM EDT
For me it would be .22. I just bought my first .22LR rifle, and my first handgun was in .22 Cheap and fun to shoot (I like the cheap part, with me still being in school). Second to that is .308/7.62x51. I love my M70!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:25:38 PM EDT
My favorite is .22LR .300 Weatherby Magnum .45LC .45ACP .44 Mag .44 Special 12 GA .38 Special .357 Mag 5.56 mm x 45mm 7.62mm x 51mm 9mm x 19 mm 22-250 22 Jet 6.5 x 55 .303 Enfield .30-06 45-70 30-30
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:33:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2003 6:35:34 PM EDT by The_Cheat]
New updated list .5.56mm - CAR-15 and A2 des. marksman 9mm - Jerhico and UZI
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:39:12 PM EDT
45s are fun [whacko]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:42:33 PM EDT
.308 .223 .45
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:46:53 PM EDT
6.5x55 Swedish Mauser (rifle) .45ACP pistol
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:53:02 PM EDT
.22 - 3 .223/5.56 - 1 7.62x39 - 1 7.62x54 - 1 .30-06 - 1 20 guage - 1 .45 acp - 2 (1 .45acp only, the other is mainly .45lc but has a .45acp cylinder) .45lc - 1
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:59:24 PM EDT
The .50 cal Browning Machine gun S.L.A.P.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:28:47 PM EDT
.22 2 9mm 1 .308 1 7.62x39 1 5.45x39 1 7.5x55 1 50bmg 1 7.62x25 1 My favorite right now is 7.62x39.
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