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Rifle caliber dilemma

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  • Morguns1Cam
    I would definitely stick with the .223 and.308 as they are current NATO calibers, surplus ammo does get scarce in times of war and the Obama scare is driving up most ammo prices right now. Going foward I still think these calibers will be the way to go, perhaps when the war winds down the surplus ammo will be available again (if the current administration doesnt ban that too) In the meantime you may want to consider learning to load your own.

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  • cwconnertx
    started a topic Rifle caliber dilemma

    Rifle caliber dilemma

    Ok, so It has generally been my viewpoint that sticking to as few calibers as possible is best, since it is easier to stock up and keep an adequate supply. Lately I have been having second thoughts due to the massive price increases in some of the caliber I use. By no means am I thinking about dumping any of the weapons I have now, I am quite fond of them, but I currently use .223, 308, 30-06, and 50BMG in my rifles. 223 and 308 in particular have become harder to find in quantity. I certainly have a decent supply if i need to defend the castle, but I have reached the point where I don't want to use much of it to train since it is difficult to replace.

    I have been considering getting some AR-15 upper recievers in a few new calibers. Maybe 5.45 and 7.62x39 since I can still find these fairly reasonably and shoot them for training purposes. My new thinking is that with more calibers perhaps I can shoot cheaper, plus will have capability to shoot whatever is available if it becomes even more of an issue.

    I just don't know whether to stick to a few and make stocking easier, or add a few and have the capability to shoot more different things. Any thoughts?