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What calibers have you moved towards?

Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by itchin, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. tmperez

    tmperez Member

    Jan 8, 2014
    Austin Tx
    Started with a 45, moving towards 9mm for daily carry.

    on the rifle side 5.56 and now I think I just got the 300 AAC as soon as my stamp comes Im going to shoot the hell out of 300. already started stocking up on ammo.

  2. Handgun World

    Handgun World Active Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    San Antonio
    Started with .45acp for carry and competition 8 years ago. Rising ammo prices pushed me to 9mm exclusively for several years, now getting back into .45acp a little bit. For rifles, started with 7.62X39, but now exclusively .223/5.56
  3. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

    Jul 31, 2011
    hill co.
    Every caliber I can get my hands on.

    First were: .22 lr, .243, 20ga, 9mm, in that order.

    Currently shooting .22lr, 22 TCM, 9mm, .40, .45, .38spcl/.357, .223/5.56, .243, 7.62X39, .308, 25-06, .50 BMG, 20ga, 12 ga.

    Calibers I've had but moved on: .380, .22 Hornet. Just couldn't find use for the hornet but might get another someday. 45-70, sold cause I needed money.

    Calibers I want: all of them.
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  4. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

    Oct 16, 2012
    I think if i had to id go strictly 762x39 but 556 plus 308 seem to go together very well.

    What made you switch?
  5. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    9mm and .223

    In pistols, there just isn't anything any of the larger common pistol calibers really offer substantially over 9mm that justifies (for me) the increased expense in ammo or larger and more cumbersome guns. Pistol calibers are all anemic. When I have the time and money, I'll probably get some more stuff in .45acp and get back into it a bit again. Until then, my range trips and training opportunities are so few lately that I can't justify anything except 9mm and training with a purpose.

    I started off with .40sw and a SW99, then .45acp and a SIG P220. Fun way to start out for sure, and I even remember paying something like $6.99 or $7.99/bx at Academy for .45acp several years ago! Wouldn't it be nice if it actually got back there again!

    .223 for rifles. It's common and it works well enough. I can barely find the time to shoot rifles, and almost all of that time I dedicate to pistols since it's more what I need. When I can find the time, .223 works fine, it's my fundamentals that need the work. I'd like another 7.62x39 AK, and plenty of other cool stuff in different calibers, but just can't justify it right now, and .223 is just easy.
  6. Thegomezclan

    Thegomezclan Well-Known

    Oct 2, 2010
    Kerrville Tx
    Moved on to 40s&w because of availability, still have 9mm and will be getting another 1911 because they are just cool.
  7. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2013
    9mm, 10mm, 45ACP, 45 Colt, and .223 mostly. Some .22lr every now and then. Never owned a .40 S&W and probably won't be getting one anytime soon. I have a .243 and a hundred rounds of home made ammo, but haven't shot it in 20 years.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2014
  8. navysooner

    navysooner Active Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ft. Worth
    I find myself mostly shooting my 7.62x54r and 39 rifles ALOT more lately. Probably because they are the cheapest rounds to find and buy lately
  9. rgwalt

    rgwalt Active Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Houston Heights
    Started with 9mm, then .45ACP, .38spl/.357mag, then .22LR, then .380ACP. Got rid of the .38spl/.357mag and the .380 and I'm holding at 9mm and .45ACP for my pistols. Even got a 9mm revolver so I can have one wheel gun in the collection.

    For rifles I tried .270 winchester, but I didn't like the recoil, so I got rid of it and picked up a 300 blackout bolt gun, then a 300 blackout 10.5" upper (waiting on the stamp). I have owned (and sold) several ARs. I imagine that I'll eventually buy/build one that I will keep and finally have to keep .223/5.56 on hand in quantity. Right now ARs are so cheap to build (if you watch for sales), but they trade really well. I'll build one and say "I'm keeping this", but before long I find someone with something to trade, so I'll let the AR go. At the very least, I plan to buy a decent upper to swap on to my registered lower.

    .22LR for both pistol and rifle, and 12 gauge shotgun are both staples, like bread and butter.
  10. Reelthrill

    Reelthrill Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    Round Rock
    What I use regularly:
    Handguns - 9mm for EDC, 45ACP for going out to the deer lease and home protection, .22lr revolver for plinking - need ammo
    Rifles - .308

    Ammo that I have and the guns that use themr:
    30-30 I haven't shot in 10+ years
    .223 I have never shot
    12 GA I have never shot

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