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What Rifle Chamberings Are In Your Safe?

by J. Scott Rupp   |  August 11th, 2011 63

Here are the chamberings currently in my gun safe.

  • .25-06 Remington: Man, oh man, what a sweet cartridge. Fast, flat, capable, doesn’t knock you into next week.
  • .280 Remington: Still think it may be the best all-around medium big game cartridge. Why would you even own a .270?
  • .30-06 Springfield: Of course.
  • 6.5 Creedmoor: Could give the .280 a run for its money—especially if I can handload the heavier bullets into that short case without sacrificing too much velocity.
  • .300 Winchester Magnum: When I need reach and/or power, I don’t think you can beat it.
  • 7.65/.308 Lazzeroni Patriot. Ballistics on par with the .300 Weatherby but limited ammo options.
  • .223 Remington: Not in an AR but an old 788 I bought off the inimitable Bob Bell, longtime editor of PA Game News and Guns & Ammo contributor. Still has his load/trajectory notes taped to stock.
  • .338 Federal: A round that’s not getting much love these days, which is a damn shame.
  • .22 Long Rifle. Love my rimfires.

What’s in yours?

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