Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Calibers - How Many

On a gun forum of which I am a member, someone requested feedback on the following:

"A question came to me regarding how many different calibers is practical for one to own and I'd like to get some feedback here as to how you approach it."

The thread starter was concerned with whether or not people limit their gun purchases to only a select few calibers for whatever reasons and mentioned a few.

My reply consisted of the following seven sentences:

"I have pistols and rifles in 18 different calibers and also have shotguns guns in two gauges. I have ammo for all of them. I have shot all but one caliber because a brand new gun, in a new caliber for me, is in for warranty work. When it comes back to me, it will go to the range pronto. I foresee getting other firearms in other various calibers. I have also had weapons in at least three other calibers than the ones I have now but sold them. There are never enough so long as you believe that variety is the spice of life."

I don't know whether or not I have ever said it better, than I did in that last sentence, as to why I own so many different caliber firearms. And note, I was only writing about those firearms I own or have owned that accept cartridges as opposed to any muzzle loaders I have or have had in the past. I must say, variety really does spice it up a bit when it comes to shooting and my guess would be that many of you agree with me on that. I mean, I just mean - who in hell gives a rat's arse whether or not it is practical to own firearms in many different calibers so long as it's fun!
All the best,
Glenn B



"Zack" said...

same same, I'm with you

Sarthurk said...

Let's start small, and work our way up.
I have several firearms that are of the same caliber, and as a result, only a few reloading dies.
So, reloading nothwithstanding,
.22, CB short, long, LR.
7mm Rem. Mag
8mm Mauser
.45 acp
20 ga.
16 ga.
12 ga,

The ultimate survival gun. Savage OA .22/20ga. With barrel inserts, I can shoot all .22 cal ammo, all 20 ga. ammo ("2&3/4), all ,38/357 ammo, and .45ACP.
I keep it close at hand.