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...
That pic really should be on the porn page brett... :lol:
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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.
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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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 Flyer » 18 Aug 2018, 12:01 pm

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Yes, but which one gives the best head?

30-06 - has to take her teeth out first, but the old girl knew how to handle a cockatoo in her day (she was in Caligula, after all)

.300 Winmag - would bite your dick off in a fit of roid rage

.308 - would probably stop half-way to take a seflie

6.5 Creedmoor - it takes another man to knows what a man likes! Hey, at least he tries :lol:
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by JimTom » 18 Aug 2018, 1:12 pm

Lol funny stuff right there ;-)
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Re: What's everyone's favourite cartridge and why?

Post by Stix » 18 Aug 2018, 2:27 pm

Flyer wrote:Image

Yes, but which one gives the best head?

30-06 - has to take her teeth out first, but the old girl knew how to handle a cockatoo in her day (she was in Caligula, after all)

.300 Winmag - would bite your dick off in a fit of roid rage

.308 - would probably stop half-way to take a seflie

6.5 Creedmoor - it takes another man to knows what a man likes! Hey, at least he tries :lol:


Well Flyer...if you put it like that, id happily lube up & pass my expander ball through the neck of the 308 case...!!
And as for a selfie...not a chance of that happening under the leverage of my press mate...!!

(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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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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