Obscure Calibers

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    9x25 dillon and 7.5 fk

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .14 Flea
    .375/.50 Bmg Mach V
    .300 Sherwood
    .577 Boxer
    9mm Flobert
    .500/.450 Express

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, I like .577 Snider a lot too, but I figured you were looking for the really weird shit, it's certainly obsolete but it's well known.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .223 wssm & .45-120 are what i got offhand
    i got a collection of much rarer ones, but i don't feel like digging them out

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One day you'll grow up big and strong.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i got a collection of much rarer ones
      >but i don't feel like digging them out
      ah, so you don't actually own what you are pretending to on the internet
      gotcha

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no, they're unsorted, and a lot i actually don't remember because they're unmarked

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They say 45-120 BP can break mach 2 with a light enough bullet.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    9x25mm Mauser export
    6.5x25mm CBJ
    7.63×25mm Mauser
    .351 & .401 Winchester self loading
    7×57mm Mauser
    9.3x64mm Brenneke
    .375 Ruger (maybe not obscure enough)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does that single stack in an ar-15 mag?
      6x45, 7.62x25, 35 Whelen
      nothing very good is terribly obscure

      6.5x25 is good but vaporware
      and the normal rounds would be illegal anyway
      one day I'll try making some 3d printed sabot rounds
      probably make the projectile from copper wire
      I doubt having it necked to 6.5 makes much difference

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    203mm

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me it's .41 AE

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I KNEEL.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hey I remember talking with you before, I'm the guy that also owns a full-size .45 Jericho
        I fricking love Baby Eagles man

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .257 Weatherby Mag

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    250-3000 savage

    I had a chance to buy a refurbished savage 99 in this calibre and didn't. Still kicking myself.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based 99s are awesome deer guns
      My personal favorite 70gr at 2800fps sound familiar? They had the latest greatest 556 load in 1912.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5.7 johnson

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .348 Winchester. I have a Browning 71 and it's nice but buying components is hell.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .458 JR.
    Its 338 lapua magnum necked up to .45. Built from Sako 995 action.
    500 grain bullet can be loaded to go 740m/s and thats not even the max.
    Kicks a frickload.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If "obscure" is if normies don't know about it: 22 hornet. It's great but the rim holds it back.

    I still feel like there's a gap in the market for a rimless small-diameter .22 with hornet power. 5.7 is too weak, .222 is too fat.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .22 Hornet is underappreciated.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it needs to happen

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .22 Spitfire is what you want.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The 30carbine/22spitfire case is barely slimmer at it's base than .222/.223. .22 Hornet is smaller than you think it is, it's a very efficient cartridge especially in it's K-hornet form.
        Stock it's barely more voluminous than 5.7x28, but far more of that volume is useable, and the K-hornet is another class. 45gr at 1900 is the ceiling for 5.7, the K-hornet drives 45s at 2600-3000, while only being .10" longer OAL, at significantly lower pressure. And the head can take up to 55gr at the same pressures as 5.7, and still faster.
        That's 22spitfire performance in a significantly thinner cartridge. It would be something akin to .22SCAMP on steroids. A PDW-sized cartridge which actually does rifle shit and not just fast pistol shit, but would also be a very mild-shooting and powder-efficient varminter for coyotes and smaller (although people neck-shoot deer with 22hornet in many countries all the time).

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          .22 spitfire is 9mm at the base, same as the rim of .22 hornet or the neck of .223. you can stack half the rim of .22 hornet so it's effectively 8.25mm for purposes of stacking. Is 0.75mm/8.3% really that big of a deal? I guess it would let you turn a 12 round magazine into a 13 round magazine but that just doesn't sound like it would make a difference.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >.22 spitfire is 9mm at the base
            Yes, virtually the same as .222. So there's no point because there's no benefit, same magazine length for less power.
            >same as the rim of .22 hornet
            Yes, the topic was a rimless hornet, the base of which is .298. I even gave an example, .22SCAMP. Just SCAMPify the .22K-Hornet body, hey presto: the 22hornet has a modern replacement which can do much more.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to see an automatic weapon using 2mm Kolibri.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine the mag size

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .50-110

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8.2x53R

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    6.5x50 Arisaka
    7x57 Mauser

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      6.5 nip is God's other cartridge along with 8mm mauser. All we've ever needed has been right there for a century.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite obsolete cartridges are the .45 ACP and the 7.62x51 NATO.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    28ga

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have an O/U Weatherby in 28 given to me by my dad. My absolute favorite bird gun, esp quail and dove size.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >naming a round after a fast good chain
    Do americans really...

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      before the whole tasf doof thing mcdonald used to be a last name so maybe there's your answer. not being a know it all douchebag but let's shine some light on the real mcdonalds out there, a light and name which has been stolen by a fricking polish israelite. honestly he ruined it all

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >.300 burgerking
      >.40 a&w
      >.22 wendy's magnum
      do americans really

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It ain't shit compared to what the Aussies came up with.
        >.224 Lard Arse
        >7.62mm Obese (rebated)
        >.338 Mr Creosote
        >.44 Mud Guts
        >.45 Cholesterol, Ackley Improved

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What gun shoots these? If any?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            they're not real, they're just funny fake shit some bored machinist made from scrap bar stock on a lathe and then stuck projectiles in.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >anti shitbull round
    too bad it's crap

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait 22 extra long was actually a thing? My grandpa always told me about a rifle he used to have that was chambered in 22 extra long, but I always thought that he was talking about 22 magnum. Never actually seen a 22 extra long. Anyone have a pic of one?

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .40 S&W

    Like, who really?

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .307 win

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    7mm-08

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    375 ENaBLER

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pic related

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    257 Roberts

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, 30 RAR. It shoots similarly to a 308 but compatible with an AR15 so you don't need to get an AR10, just swap the barrel and carrier. I think it can work in normal ar15 mags too.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The 6.5 Carcano was ahead of its time. For concealed carry I have a 40 Smith& Wesson and a 357 sig. My deer rifle is a 7 mm 08. So I'm sort of, kind of, obscure with my cartridges.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope that 357Sig gets a resurgence like the 10mm had. 357Sig is more interesting to me than 10mm.

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me it's .22 pokey and 450/400 3 1/4

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      .22 pokey is 2 hokey for me.. I’m out, one arm and leg at a time..

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    454 casull.. it’s definitely not obsolete, but I think unless you’ve looked into big bore handguns your pretty unlikely to run across it, especially since the popular big bore cartridge now is the 500.. at least it’s not as obscure as the Linebaughs or 480 Ruger…

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I still remember that one video first person video on YouTube of that dude with a scoped 454. The dude shoots a hog, it runs off, and he runs after it, jumping over logs and shit and he eventually catches up to it. It turns it head and gives out one last scream and then he blows a hole through its head. It was such a cool video, but I can't find the video anymore. YouTube gays may have deleted it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm surprised that there's not a single autoloader chambered for it
      granted it's a rimmed cartridge, but surely someone would have tried cashing in on the meme value by now

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm surprised
        why? it's hideously long for an automatic grip. 50 AE is ~6-7mm shorter than 454Casull.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not only that it's also quite the engineering challenge. It's stupid high pressure which really ought to call for some kind of locked breech or at least delayed lockup and it's rimmed which complicates feeding. I'm sure it could be done but the guns would be so expensive and impractical that hardly anyone would buy them. Yeah there's tons of anime nerds who want Vash's revolver or Alucard's pistols, etc, but how many of them are gonna punk down $10k when it turns out that's what the guns cost.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The only real problem is the frick huge size of the grip and the fact it would have literally no advantage whatsoever.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because that's so far in the realm of fantasy that nobody even knows how to hang it on reality. it's something clearly made up by someone unfamiliar with guns that saw a desert eagle in a gun magazine and decided to 'make a better one that shoots a more powerful bullet'

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Spotting rifle cartridges are often super funky inside.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Captive piston cartridges are my favorite though.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting, it looks like the case is bored out and a blank pressed in from the base. That reminds me of those Russian rounds for the TOZ-23 that are really just a normal 12ga shell down inside a sleeve.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, what people fail to appreciate a lot of the time is that you can already pack more momentum into a 12ga shell than anyone wants in terms of recoil. going to a 23/40mm shell doesn't magically let someone shoot 6oz of buckshot at 1500fps.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh yeah, there's a lot of empty space in a 40mm buckshot cartridge.
          The old-timers got this right. According to W. W. Greener the old rule back in the day was to build shotguns to weigh 96 times the intended shot charge for the recoil to be reasonable. So, a 12ga shooting 1-1/4oz would weigh 120oz or 7.5 lbs. If you want to shoot 4oz of shot now you're talking a 24lb gun.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think this would've carried a lot more shot, the reason it doesn't is because like with 9 pellet any count above a certain number you get a shitty pattern with too many flyers. I guess at least out the M79.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >because like with 9 pellet any count above a certain number you get a shitty pattern with too many flyers
              That's a function of the pellet size versus the bore diameter. Whenever you make the shot column too long you end up with flyers. The solution is to put the same number of pellets in a larger diameter. For example, 9 pellets of 00 and up often gets fliers in a 12ga, but in a 10 or 8ga you can have more before you start getting flyers. A 40mm could have a whole lot more shot without flyers because it can use a much larger diameter than 12ga. Recoil is the limiting factor there.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Another test variant, the XM576E2, which had twenty seven metal pellets without a sabot within the shot cup, was deemed to spread too quickly for effective use. Both types had a muzzle velocity of roughly 880 ft/s

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, and? There's no tight fitting barrel. There's no sabot. OFC it's going to spread like mad. But the reason there was only 27 pellets in there and not 50 or 100 is because of recoil.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really like 17 hornet and 17hm2.
    How obscure is obscure I don’t know but 204 ruger is another favorite.
    The aged shotgun gauges are also fantastic, especially 32 gauge. 28 gauge someone mentioned I can’t personally consider obscure because it’s still a requirement in clays to take overall victory.

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >seems like it was all just hurr durr big case low pressure it's basically a big shotgun durr why not use it like one
    That's basically what the 40mm buckshot shells were. The field reports generally didn't find them very effective. It was pretty much a failure.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A 12ga/40mm O/U would be based and more practical

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >because like with 9 pellet any count above a certain number you get a shitty pattern with too many flyers
      That's a function of the pellet size versus the bore diameter. Whenever you make the shot column too long you end up with flyers. The solution is to put the same number of pellets in a larger diameter. For example, 9 pellets of 00 and up often gets fliers in a 12ga, but in a 10 or 8ga you can have more before you start getting flyers. A 40mm could have a whole lot more shot without flyers because it can use a much larger diameter than 12ga. Recoil is the limiting factor there.

      https://i.imgur.com/HqndmxX.jpeg

      Oh yeah, there's a lot of empty space in a 40mm buckshot cartridge.
      The old-timers got this right. According to W. W. Greener the old rule back in the day was to build shotguns to weigh 96 times the intended shot charge for the recoil to be reasonable. So, a 12ga shooting 1-1/4oz would weigh 120oz or 7.5 lbs. If you want to shoot 4oz of shot now you're talking a 24lb gun.

      yeah, what people fail to appreciate a lot of the time is that you can already pack more momentum into a 12ga shell than anyone wants in terms of recoil. going to a 23/40mm shell doesn't magically let someone shoot 6oz of buckshot at 1500fps.

      How come they don't make huge projectile weight but slow shotgun loads, like 800 FPS.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think if you talk to a lot of shotgunners they prefer lower velocity higher mass loads. One of the old English books I read on shotgun shooting suggested the mnemonic "More powder less lead, kicks harder more spread. Less powder more lead, shoots farther kills dead"
        Going for super high velocity is counterproductive with shotguns. Unlike rifles which have highly aerodynamic bullets the aerodynamics of small round shot is terrible. You can put a ton of powder in a shotshell and go for super high muzzle velocity but the pellets lose the energy so fast due to drag that doing so is kind of dumb....but, big numbers sell. The same way that people want high horsepower cars even if they're just commuting or buying groceries big velocity numbers on shotshell boxes sell.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    8mm kurz
    but why do you keep asking me? I've answered this question 20 times already, just stop it, my answer won't change irregardless

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