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#1 WallyGator

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 07:23 PM

If you had to pick one do it all caliber what would it be? I know it will be a big time compromise but which bullet(s) would you chamber to be used in both self defense and hunting, along with any other uses you can think of. Of course, this round would be for both hand and long guns. This should be an easy choice, don't you think?   :lol:


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#2 Brendan

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:59 PM

.308
or .30-06
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Posted 16 September 2016 - 06:38 PM

556 BTHP

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 08:56 PM

Impossible to pick just one without context...

 

If cost and availability aren't a problem, hands down I'd pick:

10mm 155 grain solid copper hollow point, using my MechTech Glock carbine and G20.  Unlimited availability of reloading supplies would be a bonus.

 

Considering cost and availability:

For primarily urban and suburban use, 9mm - specifically Winchester Train & Defend, using my Sig P938

For primarily rural and field use, .308 - specifically something with a 168 grain hollow point, using my Ruger Scout



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Posted 17 September 2016 - 06:14 AM

.357 Magnum. I have two revolvers and a carbine that could be used for everything from hunting to defense. I carried a revolver for many years and never felt undergunned. You could also load it down to .38 Special, but that's cheating;)

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 06:41 AM

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#7 Col Richard Brinkman

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

44 magnum. The Ammo is available anywhere and can be easily reloaded. You can get a firearm in an EDC such as the Taurus 444 or SW 629. There are numerous SA or DBA revolvers to choose from. Semi-auto pistols such as the DE L5. You can get it in lever action rifles from Winchester or Marlin and you can convert your Ruger 10/22 to a Bullpup version if you want. So many options. It is effective against most North American game. So if this was my choice I'd have a Taurus 444 EDC, a Ruger Blackhawk revolver and a Henry Big Boy all weather rifle.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

5.56  - so many round choices now, and the versatility of the AR platform means you can have a configuration for most situations.



#9 WallyGator

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

I just noticed that I got a message that asked which caliber I would choose. My choice would be 9 mm. Both long and handguns can be found in this caliber. Heck even sub-machine guns are chambered for it. Grant you it wouldn't be great in a sniper rifle but every bullet is imperfect for every application.

 

Thanks folks for your answers and it gave me something to think about.  



#10 Col Richard Brinkman

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:44 PM

I'll still vote for the 44 mag as the best overall from EDC personal defense to hunting most big game in North America. Give me a choice and throw me out to the wilds of let's say Alaska with a 44 EDC Ruger and 44 Blackhawk revolver and a Marlin or Henry 44 rifle I know I can fend off any human or wildlife there is.




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