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What pet (rare) cartridge do you wish went mainstream

Post by Kumaabear » 17 Jun 2019, 10:40 am

Basically in the title, I'm interested in hearing what cartridges are out there that people really wish had made it to mainstream but either died off or are still stuck in semi-wildcat limbo :violin:

Personally I really like the 280 Ackley Improved.

Normal full length action size, non belted 30-06 based case, 7mm sectional density and ballistic performance, massive almost 30 cal level of bullet choice and roughly factory load 7mm Rem Mag performance with far less powder used and with out the magnum drawbacks. Whats not to love.

If brass was reliably available from multiple vendors I think I'd definitely consider re-barreling my 30-06 to it when I eventually wear that barrel out.

I have some small hope after seeing Kimber begin to chamber it from the factory in their rifles as well as now Nosler offering reloading brass and having it officially SAAMI certified.

Who knows maybe it will get picked up by some others too :thumbsup:
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Post by tophet1 » 17 Jun 2019, 5:17 pm

.218 bee in a Ruger No.1 and .220 swift. in Remington 700 classic. Two cartridges in rifles I will regret selling till the day I die.
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Post by Bill » 17 Jun 2019, 7:35 pm

20 Killer Bee in a short bolt action
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Post by mickb » 17 Jun 2019, 11:20 pm

44 russian in an affordable lever action. Shorter predecessor to 44sp and the 44rem and can be fired in their chambers, but wont feed without a lot of work. 15+ rounds up the spout, lots of cowboy fun.
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Post by bigpete » 19 Jun 2019, 8:22 pm

375 jaguar
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Post by flutch » 19 Jun 2019, 8:33 pm

.17 Incinerator

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Post by jh458 » 14 Sep 2022, 4:37 am

375 raptor and 375 socom
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Post by flashman » 16 Sep 2022, 5:47 pm

i wish for a .284 win , cant buy one ,got to go custom... :unknown:
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Post by Lazarus » 16 Sep 2022, 5:54 pm

The .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer, just because it's about as ridiculously wildcat as you can get.

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Post by SCJ429 » 16 Sep 2022, 7:12 pm

I have a 450/400 three inch Jeffrey and was super happy made a Ruger #1 in that calibre. Saved the case from disappearing.
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Post by Wrangler » 16 Sep 2022, 9:10 pm

6x47 Remington aka 222rem magnum opened up to 243cal.
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Post by northdude » 17 Sep 2022, 6:48 am

17 ackley hornet
22 hornets and most things 6.5
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Post by bigrich » 17 Sep 2022, 7:58 am

i'm currently making brass for 8x60s mauser from 30-06 brass . sure would be nice to be able to buy brass of the shelf . RWS do make it , but at over $80 per 20 cases i'll make my own .the 8x60s is not a awesome stand alone cartridge , it;s more the history and the brno 21h rifle it's chambered in as the reason i'm playing with it .

as a after thought , i've always thought 6.5-06 would be a good thing :thumbsup:
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Post by bigpete » 17 Sep 2022, 8:44 am

6x45
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Post by bladeracer » 17 Sep 2022, 9:25 am

.55 Boys would be pretty versatile I reckon.
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Post by SCJ429 » 17 Sep 2022, 9:39 am

bladeracer wrote:.55 Boys would be pretty versatile I reckon.

In the Ukraine at the moment?
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Post by bigrich » 17 Sep 2022, 10:28 am

SCJ429 wrote:
bladeracer wrote:.55 Boys would be pretty versatile I reckon.

In the Ukraine at the moment?


:lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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Post by MtnMan » 17 Sep 2022, 11:30 am

.17BMG
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Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 17 Sep 2022, 2:30 pm

17 remington i have two or 222 remington magnum (ill build one soon enough) dont ask me why but why not lol
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Post by northdude » 17 Sep 2022, 4:39 pm

bigrich wrote:i'm currently making brass for 8x60s mauser from 30-06 brass . sure would be nice to be able to buy brass of the shelf . RWS do make it , but at over $80 per 20 cases i'll make my own .the 8x60s is not a awesome stand alone cartridge , it;s more the history and the brno 21h rifle it's chambered in as the reason i'm playing with it .

as a after thought , i've always thought 6.5-06 would be a good thing :thumbsup:

Ive had a 6.5 05 built. Pretty cool round in my books
22 hornets and most things 6.5
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Post by phill55phill » 19 Sep 2022, 6:08 pm

257roberts
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Post by bigrich » 21 Sep 2022, 1:23 pm

phill55phill wrote:257roberts


that's one i've considered building up . fine round . depends on what game your after i guess :thumbsup:
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