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#7090801 - 02/23/18 08:35 PM Ever been disappointed in a caliber?
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which one was it and why?
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#7090827 - 02/23/18 09:04 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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556 because it wasnt big enough to put down pigs on imperfect shots
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#7090830 - 02/23/18 09:07 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Only reason I could see to be disappointed in a caliber is if you had too high of expectations for it to start with. You wouldn’t buy a small hammer to pound a railroad spike in so why would you buy a small caliber for big game or LR when it’s not designed for that.
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#7090850 - 02/23/18 09:23 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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I second the 5.56 for the same reason.
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#7090859 - 02/23/18 09:34 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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im disappointed in the 6.5 creedmor sitting in the safe. i really expected miracles like negative MOA at 1000 yards but it not any more accurate than my 270 confused2

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#7090878 - 02/23/18 09:47 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: Bigfoot]
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Originally Posted By: Bigfoot
556 because it wasnt big enough to put down pigs on imperfect shots


Some people say this but I have never lost a pig shooting one of mine, and I always shoot them high, behind the shoulder. Good friend of mine shot a 225 lb + with standard M855 behind the shoulder, he made it about 20 yds before he ate dirt. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

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#7090892 - 02/23/18 10:00 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Can’t think of a single caliber I have been disappointed with. Each one has done the job within its limitations. Wouldn’t try shooting a deer at 400 yards with my slug gun, and I wouldn’t try bison with my 5.56...

Some folks have much too high expectations.

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#7090901 - 02/23/18 10:13 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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.243 I have never had hardly any blood trail with a .243. I have retrieved every deer I've ever shot with one, so my disappointment may be displaced, but I personally don't like the caliber.
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#7090923 - 02/23/18 11:01 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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At times we can dislike any caliber, like when we have bad shot placement or don't get the velocity that we expect. Most calibers will do the job but some of the time there is a caliber that will do it a little better. Example is shooting pigs with a 5.56, will it do the job? Yes but when pigs are running will it do as good as another? Same thing with 6.8/6.5, when hogs are running is it as good as a .308.? We all know that shot placement is king but the more efficient caliber for the task gives us more room for error. Shooting LR with a .308 which will get it done or a 6.5 greed or 7mm-08. No matter the round a lot is based on skill and expectations.
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#7090936 - 02/23/18 11:18 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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.243 because my dad bought me a .22-250 because I was too small for the .243 but he didn't want to go .223 and like 7 years later I'm shooting my friend's .243 and it was really meh. Now I know the .224" centerfires are TINY but I didn't expect the .243 to be that tiny either.

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#7090951 - 02/23/18 11:39 PM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Not calibers but definitely been a barrel or two I've been disappointed in.
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#7091048 - 02/24/18 06:48 AM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Like Judd, not calibers or cartridges but guns? Yes, there've been a few I've been disappointed in.
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#7091068 - 02/24/18 07:13 AM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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No. Just bullets.
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#7091098 - 02/24/18 07:47 AM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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#7091128 - 02/24/18 08:20 AM Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Nope.

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