Speaking of what I have , 308 Win. Was once a popular round back in the day , you don’t hear anyone all excited , I’ m going out and buying a 308 , nope those days are gone.Just one for sitting around the campfire. What cartridge do you think has been pushed to the side that really should be more popular?
Every cartridge not named CreedmoorJust one for sitting around the campfire. What cartridge do you think has been pushed to the side that really should be more popular?
.25/35 was a great cartridge. Had a great/ great uncle and a grandfather kept one on their saddle every day. If they could see it they could kill it with those winchesters.Older cartridges that should be more popular today:
- 25-35 - waiting patiently for Ruger on this one!
- 250 Savage
- 257 Roberts
- 6mm Rem
- 6.5x55 Swede
- 7mm-08 - not just for youth and the ladies!
- 280 Rem
- 356/358 Win
- 375 Win
- 41 Rem Mag
Newer cartridges that should be more popular today:
- 17 Mach II
- 308 & 338 ME's
- 338 Federal
- 338-06 A Square
- 35 Whelen
Those of us who hunt at reasonable ranges understand that all of these cartridges work very well on many games species, and will continue to use and support these cartridges, keeping them alive and well, if not overly popular.
I do understand the economics of keeping them all alive in current manufacturing of rifles and ammunition, although I do believe that they should at least do a better job of keeping the components coming on a more frequent basis so that we can keep these older firearms in service (current supply chain issues and demand notwithstanding), by making runs every 5 years as originally planned and executed, not every 20 years as has seemingly become practice! And make some legacy runs of bullets dropped so we can keep some of these cartridges alive! (E.g., 45 gr Hdy Bee for the 218 Bee, 220 gr Hot Cors for the 356/358, 220 gr Hdy FP for 375/38-55, 250 gr Hdy FP for the 348, etc., as there are still many out there with rifles who love shooting and hunting with these cartridges)
Most of the rifles going out the doors at the 2 gun shows I attended this month were older lever actions chambered to a variety of cartridges. Just because they aren't being made today and sold by the manufacturers, they are not being counted in current gun sales and tracking of popular cartridges (unless new die sales are being made to support these older firearms/cartridges). Bet the manufacturers would be surprised if they tracked the online forums and firearms sales sites of used firearms at what is selling today. Not just the newest cartridges and flavours, but a lot of the common everyday cartridges (270, 308/30-06/300s, etc.), along with the "legacy" firearms and cartridges!
Maybe the timing was off by them?Fantastic responses guys. The 6mm rem was a standout in my safe as a cartridge that really should be more popular. The 260Rem another that has seemingly been pushed aside, yet holds a sweet spot for me and has never let me down. It seems a lot of the cartridges mentioned have the remington name :-(
Fantastic responses guys. The 6mm rem was a standout in my safe as a cartridge that really should be more popular. The 260Rem another that has seemingly been pushed aside, yet holds a sweet spot for me and has never let me down. It seems a lot of the cartridges mentioned have the remington name :-(