How many different cartridges have you used?

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  1. rglbegl

    rglbegl Well-Known Member

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    My friend was talking about trying to use every gun he has to harvest an animal. It got me wondering if other people try the same thing, or if they stick with 1 or 2 main bullets.

    So the question is;
    How many different cartridges (Same cartridge with different bullet weights do not count) have you used to hunt?

    I have used a .243 for predators
    And a 12 gauge for anything that flies.
    So only 2 for me, but I will hopefully have a bit more free time to hunt in the coming years.
     
  2. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to miss some.
    22LR
    222 Rem.
    22-250
    243 WCF
    303 Brit.
    30-30
    303 Savage
    300 Win. Mag.
    270 WCF
    264 Win Mag.
    25-20 WCF
    32-20 WCF
    33 WCF
    40-82 WCF
    40-70SS
    45-70
    45-90
    45-100
    375 H&H
    450/400
    500 BPE
    38-40
    44-40
    45 Colt
    44 Mag.
    357 Mag.
    6.5 X 55 Swede
    6.5 X 54 M/S
    7 X 57R
    8 X 57
    8 X 56 M/S
    9 X 57 and 9 X 57R
    9 X 71 Peterlongo
    9.3 X 57
    9.3 X 57R/360 Express
    9 X 30USR
    10.5 X 47R
    9.3 X 75R Nimrod
    8.15 X 46R
    11.15 X 60R
    and unquestionably some I've forgotten. No, I have not killed something with every cartridge listed, some remain begging but, I have hunted with them.

    Muzzleloaders; 32, 36, 45, 50, 54, 20 bore and 12 bore, all of which I've taken game with.
    Smokeless shotguns, .410, 20, 16, and 12, same as above.
     
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  3. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member

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    I use to use a 12ga and take my .44 mag. But now I use my .50 for long shots and I take along my .460 so if they are in close I will drop a deer with my pistol.
    Mike
     
  4. Don Fischer

    Don Fischer Well-Known Member

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    Hunted with. Do varmint's count?

    22LR
    22 Mag
    22 Hornet
    222 Rem
    223 Rem 3 different rifles
    243 Win 3 different rifles
    25-06
    6.5x55
    6.5x06
    270 Win Never killed anything with it.
    7x57
    280 Rem
    7nn Rem mag
    30-30
    308 Win have had several, 4 I think.
    30-06 First time ever hunting with one this year. 1 Elk. Think I've had about 4 of them.
    338 Win Mag 2

    If what your looking for is bullet's, don't recall with the 30-30; that was long ago. My bullet's have been pretty much the same over the years. In 22's I've used 50gr Speer, 52gr Hornady SX's. 7mm Rem mag, 140gr Sierra, short relationship. 139gr Hornady, to soft and settled on 160gr Speer Hot Core, good bullet's! 280 Rem 139gr Hornady, 7x57 154gr Hornady RN. 30-30can't remember. 308 Win 165gr Hornady SP, used it a lot of years. 30-06 using 180gr Hornady SP and 338 Wim Mag 225gr Hornady. Only ever shot one animal with one and ended my association with it. Near cut a deer completely in half! Bloody mess! 243 Win, two of them, one shoots 87gr Hornadys and the other 75gr Hornady V-Max.
     
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  5. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

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    20 gauge, .30-30, 30-06, 6mm Remington, 300 Savage. Also .50 and .54 patched round ball.

    And of course .22LR for small critters.
     
  6. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Well-Known Member

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    I use all mine also... but I don't think I've taken anything with the AK yet.
    My firearms are tools. :/
     
  7. msheff

    msheff Well-Known Member

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    .410, 20ga, 16ga, 12ga, 22 short, 22lr, 243, 30-30, 308, 30-06, 7x57, 8x57, 50 caliber muzzle loader. That's all I can remember that I've hunted with. I have others that haven't made it on a hunting trip yet.
     
  8. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    12 Gauge
    20 Gauge
    410 Bore
    22LR
    30-30
    Slingshot with a 00 Buck sized chrome bearing

    Took my 300 Win Mag for my one and only deer trip and only bear hunt but didn’t see a single critter.
     
  9. m77user

    m77user Well-Known Member

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    22 kr, 22-250 Savage, 243 Win, 6mm Remington, 6x284 Win on 788 Remington, 260 Remington, 6.5x06 on 98 Mauser, 270 Win, 308 Win ( 3), 30-06 (3), 300 Win mag (2), 30-30 99 Savage, 280 Remington, 7 mm Dakota on 77 Ruger, 7x57 on M77 Ruger 25-06 (3), 338 Win mag M77 Ruger, 358 STA on 700 Remington,and hopefully soon a 6.5x284 Savage 11.