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And all this is why I have decided, forever, that my only NEW caliber will ever be .308 because that is the rifle I pick up next week.

Of course, I started all this by deciding that .38 sp and .357 mag would be my only calibers.

Now:
.22lr
.380 ACP
9mm
.38 sp / .357
.30-06
and adding in .308 next week

I have more than one firearm in each caliber except .30-06.

And I also find that the "joy" of new firearms is diminishing (not the pre-buying fever, but the post-buying joy.) I speak only for myself. I just want to have the right mix and keep control of my materialistic / consumer self.

So we will see how long "forever" lasts :-)
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For me, I also see a new firearm that I want to buy once in a while. I find that it doesn't take long to decide that it won't bring me any more joy than the awesome-blasting-happiness currently in my safe. Nothing shoots better (for me) than what I have. I did recently purchase a .308 AR-10 because I do get the urge to shoot something like that and the prices are pretty good right now. Other than that, I do fear that bolt action may be the future for all of us and may buy a few in 2020.

I'll admit, when I see an old Beretta that I don't have in a caliber I don't have, it really is difficult to not click the BUY NOW button. There are not many I don't have, so that makes it easier. :)
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senorgrand wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:22 pm
max129 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:39 am
bajajoaquin said:

(There’s no reason real point here other than sharing my struggle to not let my stuff own me.)

That is one of my concerns as well. I find that I have allowed myself to treat guns very differently than I treat other material possessions.

I am going to use the Marie Kondo method on my guns and only keep those that "spark joy" :-)

In the end, while a worthy hobby, and an essential for self defense, my overall gun buying got a bit out of control. And as a result, I have a few guns that are OK, but do not park joy.

[But DO stay away from the slide rules. They ALL spark joy.]
There is a local shop that has a 6' slide rule that was used to teach engineering students...
My HS physics teacher had one just like it over his blackboard. We didn't have calculators.
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posted this elsewhere...
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there are a couple more, but these are the core.
the krag (3rd from left) should be a round nose (as was the 30-03), not spitzer.
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Mine ball, 45-70, 30-40 Krag, 30-06, 308, .223?

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Mine ball, 45-70, 30-40 Krag, 30-06, 308, .223?
yes. technically, 7.62x51, not .308. metric. dam frogs.
the minie is for my repro sharps, .54, originals in .52
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.22, .380, 9mm, 40
5.56, .308
20 gauge

Too many. But will probably some day add 6.5 Grendel and .357 in a lever.

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featureless wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 pm
.22, .380, 9mm, 40
5.56, .308
20 gauge

Too many. But will probably some day add 6.5 Grendel and .357 in a lever.
a good start. :sneaky:

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lurker wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:39 pm
featureless wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 pm
.22, .380, 9mm, 40
5.56, .308
20 gauge

Too many. But will probably some day add 6.5 Grendel and .357 in a lever.
a good start. :sneaky:
:lol: more than enough. I only have a 40 due to its availability during the last shortage. When I get to learning reloading, the 40 will be gone (keep the conversion slide, of course).

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lurker wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:35 pm
bajajoaquin wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Mine ball, 45-70, 30-40 Krag, 30-06, 308, .223?
yes. technically, 7.62x51, not .308. metric. dam frogs.
the minie is for my repro sharps, .54, originals in .52
Shouldn’t that be 5.56 then? :)

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bajajoaquin wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:49 pm
lurker wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:35 pm
bajajoaquin wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:33 pm
Mine ball, 45-70, 30-40 Krag, 30-06, 308, .223?
yes. technically, 7.62x51, not .308. metric. dam frogs.
the minie is for my repro sharps, .54, originals in .52
Shouldn’t that be 5.56 then? :)
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featureless wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 pm
.22, .380, 9mm, 40
5.56, .308
20 gauge

Too many. But will probably some day add 6.5 Grendel and .357 in a lever.
Uh, for a second I thought that was my post which got hung up in the system. But then I read it a bit closer.

Rimfire: .22

Rifle:
.223
7.62x54r

Shotgun:
20 ga

Pistol:
.380
9mm

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Let's see what I can recall:

Rifle: .17WinShortMag, 22 LR, .22WMR .222, .223, 5.56x45mm, .22-250, 6mm RemBR, .25-'06, .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Creedmor, 7×57mm, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62×39mm, .30-30, .308, 7.62 ×51mm, 7.65×53mm, .30-'06, .338 Win Mag, 9mm, .357, .40S&W .45-70.

Pistol .22 Short, .22 LR, .22Mag, .25 ACP, .32 S&W short, .32 ACP, .32-20, .38 S&W, .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super, .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .375 Winchester,.40 S&W, 10mm, .41 Magnum, .45 ACP

For the record, I don't think you have too may calibers. In fact, I am seriously considering a .300 Magnum of some kind as well as a .243.

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jimg wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Let's see what I can recall:

Rifle: .17WinShortMag, 22 LR, .22WMR .222, .223, 5.56x45mm, .22-250, 6mm RemBR, .25-'06, .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Creedmor, 7×57mm, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62×39mm, .30-30, .308, 7.62 ×51mm, 7.65×53mm, .30-'06, .338 Win Mag, 9mm, .357, .40S&W .45-70.

Pistol .22 Short, .22 LR, .22Mag, .25 ACP, .32 S&W short, .32 ACP, .32-20, .38 S&W, .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super, .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .375 Winchester,.40 S&W, 10mm, .41 Magnum, .45 ACP

For the record, I don't think you have too may calibers. In fact, I am seriously considering a .300 Magnum of some kind as well as a .243.
Wow! You practically need a library card catalog for that lot!
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jimg wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Let's see what I can recall:

Rifle: .17WinShortMag, 22 LR, .22WMR .222, .223, 5.56x45mm, .22-250, 6mm RemBR, .25-'06, .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Creedmor, 7×57mm, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62×39mm, .30-30, .308, 7.62 ×51mm, 7.65×53mm, .30-'06, .338 Win Mag, 9mm, .357, .40S&W .45-70.

Pistol .22 Short, .22 LR, .22Mag, .25 ACP, .32 S&W short, .32 ACP, .32-20, .38 S&W, .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super, .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .375 Winchester,.40 S&W, 10mm, .41 Magnum, .45 ACP

For the record, I don't think you have too may calibers. In fact, I am seriously considering a .300 Magnum of some kind as well as a .243.
I assume you are very organized?

Why no .500 S&W Magnum in that list? :laugh:
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I may need to build a .270 Win.

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CDFingers wrote:
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I may need to build a .270 Win.

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I bought a CZ 557 in .270 for hunting this year. Its a nice round and a nice rifle.

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jimg wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Let's see what I can recall:

Rifle: .17WinShortMag, 22 LR, .22WMR .222, .223, 5.56x45mm, .22-250, 6mm RemBR, .25-'06, .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Creedmor, 7×57mm, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62×39mm, .30-30, .308, 7.62 ×51mm, 7.65×53mm, .30-'06, .338 Win Mag, 9mm, .357, .40S&W .45-70.

Pistol .22 Short, .22 LR, .22Mag, .25 ACP, .32 S&W short, .32 ACP, .32-20, .38 S&W, .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super, .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .375 Winchester,.40 S&W, 10mm, .41 Magnum, .45 ACP

For the record, I don't think you have too may calibers. In fact, I am seriously considering a .300 Magnum of some kind as well as a .243.
Yeah, but can you list them in order of velocity? :)

Oh, don't get me wrong: I don't think that everyone needs to, or should, limit things like I'm trying. I just have a propensity to fixate on things and go overboard.

Let me give an example of how it goes: I come here, I read the linked blog about the collapse of Argentina. I get to thinking, "hey, that sounds more realistic than a lone-wolf SHTF scenario. I might want to consider a pistol that is lighter than my G17, and maybe something for my wife." One thing leads to another, and I'm buying a C&R .380. I kinda like Star pistols, so I'm looking at buying a B 9mm. But I can't buy more than one every 30 days..... unless I get a C&R license!

In parallel, .380 is expensive(ish), but I come across the fact that it's about the same price as 9mm if you buy in bulk. But I can't get bulk orders easily in California. Then I come across the fact that if I get a C&R license, I can get ammo shipped to me in CA legally. So I start planning that.

Then the thread about the Newbie's Wish List comes along. .32 is mentioned. I think to myself, "hmm.... not more potent than .25, but the size will be larger, and maybe that will be a really soft-shooting personal defense option...." I wonder what .32 costs in bulk?

Next thing I know, I'm on Gunbroker looking at European .32s that were marketed to police departments... and if I have a C&R, I could get one of those cool-looking Llama .45s..... I always wanted an SKS which is C&R eligible, and 7.62x38 is kind of a better all-around round than 5.56....

Which leads me back here. No more calibers!

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I'm fighting the urge to do no more than 22lr and 9mm. I might break down and get the Lee Enfield of my dreams and suffer to get .303 British.

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DystopianDave wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:55 pm
I'm fighting the urge to do no more than 22lr and 9mm. I might break down and get the Lee Enfield of my dreams and suffer to get .303 British.
OMG I was just looking at those Enfields (got a marketing email about them). I had to back off...
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bajajoaquin wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:11 pm
jimg wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Let's see what I can recall:

Rifle: .17WinShortMag, 22 LR, .22WMR .222, .223, 5.56x45mm, .22-250, 6mm RemBR, .25-'06, .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Creedmor, 7×57mm, 7mm Rem Mag, 7.62×39mm, .30-30, .308, 7.62 ×51mm, 7.65×53mm, .30-'06, .338 Win Mag, 9mm, .357, .40S&W .45-70.

Pistol .22 Short, .22 LR, .22Mag, .25 ACP, .32 S&W short, .32 ACP, .32-20, .38 S&W, .380 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super, .357 Magnum, .357 Maximum, .375 Winchester,.40 S&W, 10mm, .41 Magnum, .45 ACP

For the record, I don't think you have too may calibers. In fact, I am seriously considering a .300 Magnum of some kind as well as a .243.
Yeah, but can you list them in order of velocity? :)

Oh, don't get me wrong: I don't think that everyone needs to, or should, limit things like I'm trying. I just have a propensity to fixate on things and go overboard.

Let me give an example of how it goes: I come here, I read the linked blog about the collapse of Argentina. I get to thinking, "hey, that sounds more realistic than a lone-wolf SHTF scenario. I might want to consider a pistol that is lighter than my G17, and maybe something for my wife." One thing leads to another, and I'm buying a C&R .380. I kinda like Star pistols, so I'm looking at buying a B 9mm. But I can't buy more than one every 30 days..... unless I get a C&R license!

In parallel, .380 is expensive(ish), but I come across the fact that it's about the same price as 9mm if you buy in bulk. But I can't get bulk orders easily in California. Then I come across the fact that if I get a C&R license, I can get ammo shipped to me in CA legally. So I start planning that.

Then the thread about the Newbie's Wish List comes along. .32 is mentioned. I think to myself, "hmm.... not more potent than .25, but the size will be larger, and maybe that will be a really soft-shooting personal defense option...." I wonder what .32 costs in bulk?

Next thing I know, I'm on Gunbroker looking at European .32s that were marketed to police departments... and if I have a C&R, I could get one of those cool-looking Llama .45s..... I always wanted an SKS which is C&R eligible, and 7.62x38 is kind of a better all-around round than 5.56....

Which leads me back here. No more calibers!
32 has its place, but just get something like a KelTec 32. Inexpensive, thin, and super light. It's a specialty/niche caliber IMHO. No reason to go expensive when a 380 or micro 9mm is perfectly acceptable.
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I'm not really into a .32. I thought about it more after I wrote this, and if it's no better than a .22 statistically, and the only reason to get one is because the larger frame makes it more pleasant to shoot, then why not just carry a Buckmark? I do know that I'm not really into the concealed carry movement, and I'm really looking forward to it running its course so we can get some new interesting stuff to shoot. I'm just not interested in holding on to a tiny little gun in a full size caliber.

I like guns because I have liked guns as long as I can remember. They go bang. They cause a striking reaction when you hit something. Those are the things left over from my juvenile mind. The adult in me knows that I need to have things that require my full focus: motorcycles, surfing, shooting, fabrication. I'm happy to cater to that need in my mind. I just don't want to keep giving in to the purely acquisitive part.

Mostly, that just shows how I fall down the slippery slope.

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Whole bunch of “32s” out there. World of difference, and many flavors, between 32acp and 327 Federal magnum. And with some forethought you can shoot them all with one gun.

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I try to sometimes buy guns that don’t require new brass and dies. Often I succeed.
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Marlene wrote:
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I try to sometimes buy guns that don’t require new brass and dies. Often I succeed.
Before or after visiting the Harbor Gun Shop in Morro Bay? ;)
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