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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,493 Senior Member
    Since its almost done, I hope to sit in the woods with my little .45 caliber this year.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    edited February 2019 #513
    So, here is my 2018/19 updated list.

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Lapua Mag
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions from this past year/season.

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,838 Senior Member
    Wow, I re-read this whole thing, I forgot Jerm had a small penis. :)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    It’s true.  
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    It’s true.  
    Now how would another feller know that?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,838 Senior Member
    snake284 said:
    Zee said:
    It’s true.  
    Now how would another feller know that?
    CPJ could not keep his mouth shut.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,247 Senior Member
    Guys... don’t make me moderate this.


    Anyway- add 6.5 Creedmoor to my list
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    I wish I could have added 7x57 to my list but it wasn't to be. I lost my lease and I'm also not finished with fitting the stock to the barreled action. I'm just a few clicks away from finishing it, but I'm kinda burnt out on it and with no pressing need right now it's hard to get reinspired.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,838 Senior Member
    cpj said:
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Seriously. My penis is small. It is so small that I can justify owning any big bore or safari grade cartridge I want.

    He's being serious. I've seen it. No Not on purpose, it was an accident. He turned around before zipping. But I digress.
    It's tiny. Like so small I couldn't make fun of it small. I felt bad for him.
    In my defense..... you may have misinterpreted my previous post:) I will go stand in the corner now.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,133 Senior Member
    Add 243 to my small list.........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    edited March 2019 #522
    orchidman said:
    Add 243 to my small list.........
    I've had a 6mm Remington which I loved but now I have my very own .243 Winchester. I think I'm gonna love it too. I put a VX-3i 3.5-10X40 scope on it. It's a lowly Remington 700 ADL Sythetic from Academy. I just love the way it feels and will try like hell and bloody it this next year so I can add .243 to my list. My ex already bloodied it but I want it bloodied in my name.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    So, here is my MID-YEAR update.

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .303 British
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    8x57 Mauser
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Lapua Mag
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,851 Senior Member
    Yay! .303 Brit made the list at last!!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    I'll see if I can add a new caliber in 2 minutes.  The Wyoming G&F draw results are posted at 10:00 Mountain time.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    Here is my 2019/2020 Season Update

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    .220 Swift
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    6.5 Creedmoor 
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7x57 Mauser
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .303 British
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    8x57 Mauser
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Lapua Mag
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions.
    I got to add new cartridges this season. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,074 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Yay! .303 Brit made the list at last!!
    Zorba the .303 Brit made this list on page one.  Used it for my very first ever deer in Washington in 1979.  Wish I still had that rifle. The 6.8 remains unbloodied after seeing only does in The Holey Lands WMA.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    • I've got my new (to me)7x57 up and running this year but I didn't have a place to hunt. I'm going to put in for some TPWD hunts this sumer for next fall.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    And yes I do know how to spell Summer but the edit function wasn't working.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,394 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Yay! .303 Brit made the list at last!!
    What rifle and when?
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Yay! .303 Brit made the list at last!!
    What rifle and when?
    Took a pig with a British Enfield No.4 Mk1 back in May. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,566 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Here is my 2019/2020 Season Update

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    .220 Swift
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    6.5 Creedmoor 
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7x57 Mauser
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .303 British
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    8x57 Mauser
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Lapua Mag
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions.
    I got to add new cartridges this season. 

    Such an impressive list!
    I would add five cartridges this last season.
    338 Lapua
    7mm Rem Mag
    44 mag
    25 Creedmoor
    6.5 PRC
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,566 Senior Member
    edited February 2020 #533
    My Updated List:

    Rifle: 223 Remington

    Specialty Pistol: 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua

    Specialty Pistol: 6mm Creedmoor

    Specialty Pistol: 243 Winchester

    Specialty Pistol: 6-284

    Specialty Pistol: 25 Creedmoor

    Rifle: 257 Roberts AI

    Specialty Pistol: 6.5 TCU

    Rifle and Specialty Pistol: 6.5x47 Lapua

    Specialty Pistol: 260 Rem

    Specialty Pistol: 6.5-284

    Specialty Pistol: 6.5 Leopard

    Specialty Pistol: 6.5 Creedmoor

    Specialty Pistol: 6.5 PRC

    Specialty Pistol: 7mm TCU

    Specialty Pistol: 7mm-08

    Specialty Pistol: 284 Win

    Specialty Pistol: 7mm SAUM/Short Action Ultra Mag

    Specialty Pistol 7mm WSM

    Rifle: 7mm Rem Mag

    Specialty Pistol: 7mm Rem Mag AI

    Specialty Pistol: 7mm Dakota

    Specialty Pistol: 7.82 Patriot

    Rifle and Specialty Pistol: 308 Win

    Rifle: 338 Win Mag

    Rifle: 338 Lapua

    Revolver: 44 Magnum

    Revolver: 357 Magnum

    Revolver: 454 Casull





    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    Couple of oddball proprietary cartridges in there. Nice!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,566 Senior Member
    edited February 2020 #535
    Thanks!
    I just added 7mm SAUM in there-Killed a lot of stuff with that one.
    6mm-6.5x47 Lapua
    7 WSM.
    One with the 338 WM as well.
    I guess I should document better.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 362 Member
    Zee said:
    Whitetail, muley, blacktail, fallow, axis, etc................deer.

    What cartridges have you used to take the deer in your hunting exploits?

    My list:

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    .260 Rem
    .270 Win
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    .35 Rem
    .375 Ruger
    .44 Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag


    Edit: Since folks are adding shotshells.
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)


    Which ones make up you list?

    (I think we did this a couple forum iterations ago. But, my list has updated since then..........and since they are working on restoring the archives............)
    12 gauge slug, buck
    7mm mag rem, 450 marlin, lever and BFR revolver
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 362 Member
    Zee said:
    Varget wrote: »
    Obviously overcompensating for a lack thereof……
    Probably hunt quail with a 10 gauge, after all a quail can't ever be to dead.

    So, what am I undercompensating for when I shoot deer with a .223 Remington?

    Oh, and would you please answer my question as to defining too much gun? I'd like to learn.
    I know the round would take the critter down and you more than have the skill to aim small miss small, but I look at the ethicality of it. But then again Mi, don't like us using that specific caliber on deer. So as long as the critter goes down and does not suffer Im ok with it. 
    To answer your question a field artillery piece , now that would be a bit over compensating!
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    Here is my current 2020/2021 Season Update

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    .220 Swift
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    6.5 Creedmoor 
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7x57 Mauser
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .303 British
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    8x57 Mauser
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Lapua Mag
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .404 Jeffery
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions. 

    Think I’ll try and add .338 Winchester Magnum to the list this season. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    Here is my current 2020/2021 Season Update

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    .220 Swift
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    6.5 Creedmoor 
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7x57 Mauser
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .303 British
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    8x57 Mauser
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Lapua Mag
    9mm
    .38 Special
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .404 Jeffery
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions. 

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,354 Senior Member
    edited November 2020 #540
    Here is my current 2020/2021 Season Update

    (deer sized game)

    .223 Rem
    .22-250
    .220 Swift
    6x45 AR
    .243 Win
    .25-06 Rem
    6.5 Creedmoor 
    .260 Rem
    6.5x55 Swede
    6.5-06 A-Square
    .270 Win
    7x57 Mauser
    7mm-08 Rem
    .280 Rem
    7mm Rem Mag
    7mm RUM
    .30-30 Win
    .30-30 Ackley Improved
    .303 British
    .308 Win
    .30-06 Spr
    .300 Win Mag
    .300 RUM
    8x57 Mauser
    .338-06 A-Square
    .338 Winchester Magnum
    .338 Lapua Mag
    9mm
    .38 Special
    .357 Magnum
    .35 Rem
    .358 Winchester
    .375 Ruger
    .40 S&W
    10mm
    .404 Jeffery
    .44 Mag
    .445 Super Mag
    .430 SJS
    .45 ACP
    .45 Colt
    .454 Casull
    .460 Smith & Wesson Mag
    .45-70
    .458 Win Mag
    .500 S&W Magnum
    20gr (Buck)
    12ga (Buck/Slug)

    The cartridges in BOLD are the new additions. 

    Got to add the .338 Win Mag today. Woohoo!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,566 Senior Member
    Incredible list!
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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