What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Stix » 13 Aug 2018, 10:54 pm

I just had to look again...
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by 1Fatman » 14 Aug 2018, 12:40 am

Stix wrote:
1Fatman wrote:30-06 because everything that I shoot stays dead.


So you actually have a 22-250 that kills things, but then revives them...?


Oh they stay dead with the 22-250 but my favourite is the 30-06. I have taken everything from rabbits to camels with it, and the only problem is there is not much left of the rabbit :D
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigpete » 14 Aug 2018, 6:54 am

bladeracer wrote:
bigrich wrote:
Mick280 wrote:45/70 at the moment!!!
Can be loaded to do just about everything!!!


45-70 is fun to shoot, that's for sure ! might be a bit big for rabbits, but the case is bigger than a 410, so loading shot would make it do everything :thumbsup:



Except for the rifled barrel. But it's possible your specific rifle might shoot a usable pattern at very close ranges.


It works out to about 10m ;)
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigrich » 14 Aug 2018, 7:27 am

As far as .224 goes, I can’t believe how accurate and easy to load for the great 222 rem is . 6.5 x55 is my all round favourite, accurate,mild to shoot great projectile choice thanks to Creedmoor. Even a good thing for service rifle. But at the moment 222 is the bee’s knee’s . Poor ol hornet rifle has gone to the corner of the safe now :wtf:
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Cooper » 14 Aug 2018, 8:29 am

Favourite is a bit of a tricky one. But the one I find myself grabbing the most is the 204 Ruger. Even though it is only shooting a 32gr Zmax. It hits hard for what it is and shoots nice and flat.

My 7mm 08 came a close second. Mainly because it is my all rounder
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Homer » 14 Aug 2018, 9:03 am

G'Day Fella's,

To many to list...................

D'oh!
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigrich » 14 Aug 2018, 9:15 am

Homer wrote:G'Day Fella's,

To many to list...................

D'oh!
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Good on ya homer :lol:
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by southwest shooter » 14 Aug 2018, 2:45 pm

Cooper wrote:Favourite is a bit of a tricky one. But the one I find myself grabbing the most is the 204 Ruger. Even though it is only shooting a 32gr Zmax. It hits hard for what it is and shoots nice and flat.

My 7mm 08 came a close second. Mainly beciause it is my all rounder

I'm wiff yuh , 204 is the go to calibre .
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigrich » 14 Aug 2018, 3:40 pm

how's a 204 on a mildly windy day and what do you use a 204 on fellas ?
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigfellascott » 14 Aug 2018, 7:39 pm

bigrich wrote:how's a 204 on a mildly windy day and what do you use a 204 on fellas ?


I'd say foxes mate, mildly windy no really dramas depending on distance.

Me I love the 204 on foxes and bunnies etc, 308 for pigs and deer,22/250 or 222 or 204 or 223 for skippies etc. :drinks:
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Oldbloke » 14 Aug 2018, 8:14 pm

I love my boring old 223.
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigrich » 14 Aug 2018, 8:18 pm

got a mate with a tikka 223 with the fast twist barrel OB, he reckons their boring too. bloody thing just shoots through one hole all day :lol: :thumbsup:
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Oldbloke » 15 Aug 2018, 5:30 am

I just have a cheap Marlin x7 shoots great too.
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by pete1 » 15 Aug 2018, 11:14 am

Im gunna have to add .357 for favorite pistol cartridge.
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by NUTSACK » 18 Aug 2018, 6:17 pm

22.250 shooting 52g Hollow Points. Mild,smooth and accurate..
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by in2anity » 18 Aug 2018, 6:33 pm

pete1 wrote:Im gunna have to add .357 for favorite pistol cartridge.

Who says pistol cartridges can't be your favorite overall cartridge? For perhaps not so obvious reasons, it certainly is the case for me... and i have lots of fancy new rifles! I can reload my 32 with dippers around a campfire and still get varminting accuracy....
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Flyer » 19 Aug 2018, 12:45 pm

Stix wrote:Well Flyer...if you put it like that, id happily lube up & pass my expander ball through the neck of the 308 case...!!

That's all well and good if you can touch the sides mate, but she might seriously need some extra neck tension after all those other expander balls have been through her!

She is, after all, the 2nd most popular calibre out there . . . :lol:

Stix wrote:(Truth be told id probably even give the 30-06 action a cycling & pass a patch down the bore too--but doubt id tell anyone how crisp the trigger was) :silent:
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Truth be told, I'm with you - and I'm not even single! But there's no doubt everyone likes to brag about using a 30-06, so I probably wouldn't be keeping it a secret. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by bigrich » 19 Aug 2018, 2:24 pm

:lol: good on ya gaza :lol: :lol: :lol: what would michelle pfeiffer be ? a 222 magnum ? old school classic ? :D :thumbsup:
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