.22, 9mm, .308, 12ga, .50BMG

Literally why do you need any other caliber?

> shoot small stuff & lots of it
> can make it silent
> practice, fun
> pewpewpew

> everybody has some and a gun that will shoot it
> decent all-around
> 15 in a double-stack

> shoot bigger shit
> feed your battle rifle & PDW
> infinitely customizable with hand loading

> incredibly common
> every variety of load under the sun for your task
> shotguns are cool
> ccchuck-SHUCK

> extremely fun to handload
> effective against Amazon Prime Peackeeping drones, mechs, and technicals
> reach out and touch someone

  1. 2 weeks ago

    >> reach out and touch someone
    god I fucking hate this retarded figure of speech

    • 2 weeks ago

      Reminds you of your uncle, huh?

  2. 2 weeks ago

    I affirm your initial statement.

  3. 2 weeks ago

    Because other calibers are fun too. Maybe I want to kill a turkey with a 410 bc its lighter and more challenging. Maybe I want a 357 bc revolvers are cool. Not everything needs to be min/max and super practical. Maybe OP is a gay.

    • 2 weeks ago

      .22's are great.
      9mm is fine if you want a carry gun.
      .308 is a nice general purpose hunting round, that said I don't own one because I don't hunt anything large enough to require one.
      12ga is great for clay sports though I like smaller gauges for hunting. They're lighter to carry and point better. And if you want to hunt geese you really want a 10ga.
      .50 BMG: I used own one, I'd consider it extremely impractical. Expensive gun, expensive ammo, very hard to find places to shoot it, as many places ban them outright, and other places are just too short for it to be any fun. oh look, I hit the bullseye again at 100 yards. yawn.

      And of course,
      I honestly have more fun shooting muzzleloaders and obscure historical cartridges than I do the common stuff. The whole process is enjoyable.

  4. 2 weeks ago

    Definitely need an intermediate cartridge in there. People who are shooting farther might prefer 6.5 Sneedmoor over .308.

  5. 2 weeks ago

    >Literally why do you need any other caliber?
    Shooting stuff further than .22/9mm/12g, when ammo weight is a consideration.

  6. 2 weeks ago

    > extremely fun to handload
    No it's not you dumb moron. 50BMG takes like, a 250 grain powder charge (less than 30 rounds per pound of powder), specialty primers and expensive projectiles. You can't shoot it at every range and there is only one .50bmg firearm that can be reasonably fired from the shoulder.
    Here's proof: post your 50BMG reloading setup and your cost per round. Is it more or less than new ball ammo?

  7. 2 weeks ago

    I'm a cartridge hipster. Those are all too mainstream for me.

    • 2 weeks ago

      That's based, though. Shooting non-standard calibers supports interesting guns and sometimes keeping history alive.

      • 2 weeks ago

        wtf is that, 357 maximum?

        • 2 weeks ago

          NTA, but doesn't look like it to me. I load .357 max and .445 Supermag, they both have straight cases. That looks like it has a taper, and the rim looks unusually big as well.

  8. 2 weeks ago

    >Literally why do you need any other caliber?
    Because I'm not a borderline no-fun-allowed minimalist who solely cares about utility?
    Guns are a hobby for me too and I'm not going to limit myself to a few things unless forced. I have moods that call for subtle differences in cartridges(like lead vs steel core or 545 vs 556) for different interesting effects on a wide range of steel and other random targets, or different guns that may fire the same cartridge but one sounds more to my liking that day. For instance, a standard AK, a vz58, and an sks all fire 762x39, but they all offer distinctly different experiences.

  9. 2 weeks ago

    post a single gun you own

  10. 2 weeks ago

    >average of all dimensions (assuming 3 in shot shell) = 0.4274 cal, 10.856x52.04mm
    I think we can make an all-new all-purpose cartridge

  11. 2 weeks ago


    • 2 weeks ago

      You a .45 or 10mm fanboy/shill? There’s a reason basically all LEO/Military use 9mm and not your meme cartridge, you contrarian compensating gay.

  12. 2 weeks ago

    Putting revolver and shotgun cartridges aside, my picks are:
    .380 ACP
    .45 ACP


    You need .380 and .45 ACP because they're naturally subsonic and is suited for suppressor use.
    You need 10mm because it's more powerful and slimmer than .45 ACP. You can carry more ammo and it's a far more effective pistol round against wild animals including bears.

    You need 7.62x39 because it's more powerful and works better over long distances, while 5.56x45 has better accuracy and is lighter. The former is better in the wilderness and mountains, while the latter is better in plains and close quarters.
    You need 5.7x28 because it's an ideal SMG and PDW caliber.
    You need 14.5x114 because it's a far better anti-aircraft and anti-materiel round than .50 BMG.

  13. 2 weeks ago

    100% factoid op
    Though, I'd add a 30cal intermediate caliber like 7.62x39, but 300aac and 30-30 work too I supposed

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