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    Step into the twilight zone of calibers

    Hey everyone. Not been reading past couple days then first thread got me thinking. It was about rock island and the 22 tcm. I shoot the popular calibers like 45 acp, 9 luger, 556 etc etc. Now what i am asking what weird or unusual calibers you shoot? Does it have a purpose and why did you choose it? Just curious. Bet some of you have some i haven't heard of.
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    One of my favorite is the 7.62x25 Tokarev. I have a CZ52 and a Yugo M57 that shoot this round. 1600 FPS out of a hand gun that spits fire and ejects the shell have way across the range.
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    .32-20 WCF in a Colt Police Positive Special that is 93 years old. Rifle cartridge in a revolver. Makes a whole different sound compared to my 85 YO Colt Police Positive in .32 Colt Police CTG/.32 S&W Long.
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    Cool. Never heard of the 32-20.
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    Not sure if its "unusual" or not, but it is hard to find sometimes. .30 carbine for my Ruger Blackhawk.

  7. The most unusual round I shoot is the 7.62x38r nagant gass seal, in my 1895 nagant revolver. I use this as a pack gun and occasional plinker, and as soon as I start hand loading for it I will be making shotshells. I chose this gun and the cartridge with it because it was inexpesive ($130 for the gun) and the full military loads(108gr @ 1100fps) match or slightly exceed standard 38special (depending on the load and who you ask). By the by, The commercial loads are way underpowered(98 gr @ 650-750 fps). I wanted more punch than a 22 revolver, and you can load shot in these casings without using those annoying plastic capsules. Yes it's a little slow to reload, but there is no real recoil and it feels great in the hand. As a pack gun, the heavy trigger means you less likely to have an AD if you need to use it and stumble on the trail. And if i am real careful and haven't had any caffeen, I can keep 1 inch groups at 25 yards single action and 5 inch double action, though they go up to 2-3 inch groups with the slower commercial stuff. Um, if you haven't shot one, double action pull is 20-25 pounds, single is a very crisp break at 8-12 pounds depending on the gun.

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    20-25LBS? WOW I am going to have to go home and put a gauge on mine as I don't think they are anywhere close to that.

    Quote Originally Posted by werky123 View Post
    The most unusual round I shoot is the 7.62x38r nagant gass seal, in my 1895 nagant revolver. I use this as a pack gun and occasional plinker, and as soon as I start hand loading for it I will be making shotshells. I chose this gun and the cartridge with it because it was inexpesive ($130 for the gun) and the full military loads(108gr @ 1100fps) match or slightly exceed standard 38special (depending on the load and who you ask). By the by, The commercial loads are way underpowered(98 gr @ 650-750 fps). I wanted more punch than a 22 revolver, and you can load shot in these casings without using those annoying plastic capsules. Yes it's a little slow to reload, but there is no real recoil and it feels great in the hand. As a pack gun, the heavy trigger means you less likely to have an AD if you need to use it and stumble on the trail. And if i am real careful and haven't had any caffeen, I can keep 1 inch groups at 25 yards single action and 5 inch double action, though they go up to 2-3 inch groups with the slower commercial stuff. Um, if you haven't shot one, double action pull is 20-25 pounds, single is a very crisp break at 8-12 pounds depending on the gun.
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    I never shot it, nor had I even heard of it before Saturday. There was a .204 caliber rifle for sale at an auction. Just blew my mind when I heard the caliber.
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    .204 Ruger?

    13mm Gyrojet. Nearly bought one before they were outlawed. I guess it doesn't count as it isn't one I am currently shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADnMO View Post
    20-25LBS? WOW I am going to have to go home and put a gauge on mine as I don't think they are anywhere close to that.
    I have also seen that figure quoted before. Now just waiting for a Nagant pistol to show up reasonably priced.
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