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Obsolete Cartridges
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/11/2018 | J Hines

Posted on 06/11/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT by w1n1

Over the years many firearm calibers come and go. Here are some that didn't catch on but worthy a caliber they were.
-.22 Hornet Cartridge This caliber really excels as a varmint reaper rifle. This usually comes in rifle configuration - small, lightweight, low recoil, low noise and very accurate.
-.32 Extra Long Rimfire Cartridge
If you want a little more punch than a .22 then the Rimfire cartridges was the one to go with.
-The .405 Winchester
Here’s a big caliber for the larger dangerous game, the .405 Winchester can put it down. Many reloaders are the ones that have this in supplies. Read the rest of these obsolete cartridges here.


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1 posted on 06/11/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT by w1n1
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To: w1n1

22 hornet caught on..still around.


2 posted on 06/11/2018 8:28:44 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: w1n1

My father in law has a lever action rifle chambered in 32-20 WCF. It’s a Winchester but I don’t know which model.

L


3 posted on 06/11/2018 8:30:55 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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.351 Winchester SL


4 posted on 06/11/2018 8:32:53 AM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: w1n1

Just try finding 8mm Steyr for the model 1907 Roth Steyr or 7.63 Mannlicher for the Mannlicher Model 1905. Those are both super hard to find - trust me.


5 posted on 06/11/2018 8:33:39 AM PDT by FLT-bird (..)
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To: w1n1

For every obsolete cartridge there are 10 new ones it seems.


6 posted on 06/11/2018 8:34:04 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: w1n1
Ruger came out with a No.1 in 405 Winchester, and I think you can still obtain Winchester's lever action in .405.

That was one of Teddy Roosevelt's favorite cartridges for Africa.
7 posted on 06/11/2018 8:36:57 AM PDT by akalinin
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8 posted on 06/11/2018 8:39:13 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BBell

I remember when the .40 S&W was introduced and was surprised when it took off.


9 posted on 06/11/2018 8:40:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Roccus
.351 Winchester SL

Still have my G.uncles ,used it to kill my first deer back in '61 .

10 posted on 06/11/2018 8:41:06 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Lurker

Most likely a model 1892.


11 posted on 06/11/2018 8:43:16 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: BBell
For every obsolete cartridge there are 10 new ones it seems.

And of those ten, nine will themselves become obsolete... the lone survivor duplicating the ballistics of something designed shortly before or after WWI and forgotten for almost a century.

12 posted on 06/11/2018 8:45:07 AM PDT by niteowl77
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To: w1n1

Wish they still made .348 WIN.


13 posted on 06/11/2018 8:46:22 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: w1n1

I thought this was gonna be about printer ink.


14 posted on 06/11/2018 8:48:51 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Bonemaker

—yep—I have been amused by the FN 5.7m/m cartridge , IIRC mostly sold to European police agencies—a slightly inferior .22 Hornet—rimless-—


15 posted on 06/11/2018 8:50:12 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: w1n1

I expect to see even more “obsolete” cartridges as a variety of new cartridges begin to surface. For example, the .17 IMR, although relatively new to some people, will it replace the .222 Remington due to a rim fire, lower cost, “throw away” case?


16 posted on 06/11/2018 8:50:58 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: piroque

Buddy inherited one from his Dad. Over the years (their words) it brought home a semi full of deer. My friend doesn’t use it any more, ammo too expensive and the fellow who used to reload for his Dad passed a while back.

Sweet gun.


17 posted on 06/11/2018 8:56:23 AM PDT by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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To: w1n1

Got an old Winchester Lever Action in .218 Bee with an extra barrel for .22-250. Neither of them real common.

Also have an old boot pistol in .28 rimfire.

Can still find the rifle cartridges but have never seen the .28 rimfire.


18 posted on 06/11/2018 9:00:03 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: w1n1

I think my dad had a Model 99 Savage in .22 Hornet.

How about the .318 Bee?


19 posted on 06/11/2018 9:02:45 AM PDT by IronJack (A)
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To: 1Old Pro

Unless they stopped making them in the last year or so, they still do. I bought a new Winchester Lever Gun in that cartridge a couple of years back. Bought new brass and loaded it with Hornady FTX projectiles. Talk about a 30-30 on steroids! Great carry off into the woods rifle.

Gunner


20 posted on 06/11/2018 9:12:13 AM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy, The Continuing Saga!! Still!!)
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