How many different calibers/cartridges do you keep?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by CampingJosh, Feb 15, 2011.

How many different calibers/cartridges do you keep?

Poll closed Mar 1, 2011.
  1. 1-3

    2 vote(s)
  2. 4-7

    26 vote(s)
  3. 8-15

    24 vote(s)
  4. 16+

    20 vote(s)
  1. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I've heard lots of people talk about "consolidating" down to just a few different cartridges (most likely for logistical reasons), and then I've heard lots of people talk about how they reload for over twenty different cartridges.

    So I want to know, what's the "normal" here at TFF? Do you use 3 or more different shotgun cartridges? How many different rifles? Handguns? Do we have anyone who uses just one for everything?

    I know that here in the Reloading forum, we're likely skewed a little toward the higher end, but I'm still interested in seeing just where this goes.
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

  3. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    My "collection" of guns is guns I like but in calibers that don't repeat. That is I have few guns of the same caliber. I have guns from 17HM2 to 45-70 with just about all the major players in the middle. That was my goal from the beginning... Cover the spectrum of cartridges. I reload for over 30 different cartridges. I also have a couple I don't reload for like 25ACP, 7.62x39, 7.5mm Swiss.

  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    RIFLE: 45-70, 30.06, 308, 8mm, 7.62X54, 7mm08, 30-30, 223, 204, 22Mag, 22LR, 17HMR, 17Mach2

    HANDGUN: 45Colt, 44mag, 45ACP, 40S&W, 357, 38, 9mm, 380, 32, 25acp, 7.62X25, 5.7X28

    SHOTGUN: 12 gauge and .410 bore

    I should have voted 16+, I voted before I started really thinking about them. I do not reload all of them of course, but you didn't ask what I reloaded!
  5. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    I voted in the 4-7 category, as 6 is my number. I have enough .45 and 12 gauge ammo to build a perimeter of dead zombies around the house. I have enough 9mm and .38 so the wife can keep firing while I'm reloading. Enough .30-06 because I like the reach. And enough .22 to arm a small third world country.

    But seriously - I've got a lot more ammo than I can carry, and I keep buying it whenever I see a good deal. Reason being, I got caught short in 2009 and all those empty shelves scared me.

    Always good to have the right gun for any occasion ...
  6. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006


    Rifle-221 Fireball-223-6.5x55-6.5 Grendel-7mm-08-7mm-08 AI-30-06-30-06 AI-9.3x62-25WSSM-300WSM-7.62x39
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I voted in the 8-15 category. Im at 15 including my shotguns
  8. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    shotguns..12,20 and 410

    handguns...22,9mm, 357 mag, 45 lc, we shoot 38 spec in the 357 and 410 in 45 lc. (its a tarus judge)

    derrenger..45 lc

    rifles..none yet..gave what we had to 2 sons..replacing in near future with 357 lever action and 454 casuel lever action
  9. Warith

    Warith Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Belton, Mo
    I screwed up and didnt even think about my long guns or the shotguns so only voted in the 4 7 range which is what I have in the way of pistaos that I reload. start adding the others in there and the total comes up a bit higher.

    22 380 9mil 38spl 357 40 44mag 45acp

    22 270 3030 3006 7mil mauser 8mil mauser 7.62x54 223 303 british

    12ga 26ga 20ga 410ga still looking to get a nice 28ga just to round them out a bit.

    I only reload for my pistols not the long guns.
  10. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    8mm Rem mag, 300 Win mag, 45-70, 30-06, 30-30, 308, 7mm mauser, 7mm STW, 7mm Weatherby mag, 7mm Rem mag, 6mm Rem, 25-06, 270, 22-250, 223, 222, 22lr.

    45 acp, 357, 38 special, 44 mag, 380, 9mm,

    12 gauge, 16 gauge, 410.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  11. 22 calibers and gauges but I don't own a .380 pistol so I have one more caliber of ammunition than I do own in calibers and gauges of guns. When, not if but when I get one I will already be good to go for ammo. :D
  12. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn New Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    North Carolina
    right now its 4. All pistols, .357 magnum, 9mm, .22 and .45
  13. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    Right mow I'm at five calibers but am hoping to expand. :D
  14. upsguy

    upsguy New Member

    Jan 26, 2011
    CROOK Co. Illinois
    Im at five calibers, under ten guns. I'd like to have more guns, but LOVE ammo just as much, even before the "shortage".
  15. the yooper

    the yooper New Member

    Jan 16, 2011
    i have
    410 guage
    223 *
    8mm *
    270 *
    300wby mag *
    340wby mag *
    308 *
    30-06 *
    44mag *
    * mean reloading right now .shotguns next
    i try to reload the ones most used and most expensive. some i still get in bulk somwate cheep yet. so i save all brass! daaa wont be long and that will be gone too. got to love the gov!:mad:
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