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Discussion in 'General Firearms & Ammo' started by itchin, Jan 17, 2014.
For hunting, I've moved toward the 6s - 6.5x55 and 6.8SPC. Hard hitting and low recoil rounds.
Currently working on getting into 300 blk for hunting piggies. Would love to build a 6.5/6.8 but can't yet justify the price increase over 300. Plus its not like hardly anybody hunts piggies at anything over 150yds here in Texas and 300 supers work great within that range. Can't wait till I get my upper finished so I can see how accurate my barrel is.
Consolidated down to 9mm, 45acp, and 223/5.56
Used to have 9mm and .380. Now have 9mm and .40 and .22lr
Reason for .40 is it's easily available, can get as much as I want locally with no problems.
I used 9 and went to 40 for concealed carry; would like to use 45 but have that and 00 buck for home defense until I find a 45 that I can carry more easily; and finally I'm starting to get into rifles again and so I'll be using 556 & 308 for target practice and skills development (hell...probably home defense as well).
Shooting less 9mm and more .40S&W. Last year, before I started hand loading , I could find .40's when all other pistol rounds were cleaned out. Supposedly DHes has billions of .40 to "share" with citizens.
Generally .45ACP for pistols (though I occasionally mess around with 9mm and .357MAG)
For rifles it's pretty much anything I have, but I plan on spending a lot of time with 5.56mm and 7.62x51mm here in the near future.
Sold off all the odd caliber chambered stuff. .303Brit, .30-40Krag, 38Super, .284Win, .218Bee, etc.
moved back to the common calibers - 22LR, 9mm, 38Spec, 45acp, 5.56,30-06, 308 etc.
This year I went to 6.8SPC for hunting. I've also gone back to 7.62x39 and 54r for the price, still about the cheapest rifle ammo around. As for handguns I am gravitating back to 9MM. I've been finding it at my local Wally World quite often.
Pistols .380,45GAPand 45ACP. Rifles .243,270Wby. fooling around now with 7.62x54 and 6mmAI. Not as much as I'd like due to difficulty finding powder.