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Ever been disappointed in a caliber? #7090801
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which one was it and why?


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556 because it wasnt big enough to put down pigs on imperfect shots


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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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I second the 5.56 for the same reason.


You should give some serious thought to thanking your lucky stars your from Texas.
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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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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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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.

Re: Ever been disappointed in a caliber? [Re: txtrophy85] #7090901
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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.


Originally Posted By: txhuntingguide
If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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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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.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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Not calibers but definitely been a barrel or two I've been disappointed in.


Originally Posted By: Phil Robertson
Don't let your ears hear what your eyes didn't see, and don't let your mouth say what your heart doesn't feel
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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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I’m not really disappointed in my 223, but it is a bit light when I have pigs on the run. A running hog on uneven ground is a tough target.

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I jumped on the bandwagon as soon as it came out because I thought it was awesome that I could shoot a 308 bullet out of my AR15 with nothing but a barrel change. Sub-sonic bullets meant it was going to be ridiculously quiet with a suppressor (which it is). But I'll never forget zeroing in for the first time with sub-sonics. It was like a 10yr old girl throwing a full size football. What a let down. Fast forward a couple years and I got my AR10 - no comparison. Fast forwards a couple more years and I got my 7.62x39 AR - no comparison.

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300 Blackout. I have had two, and each time want it to have the ballistic performance of a 30-30, but it never does.


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300BO was almost my biggest mistake a few years back. Thankfully yall talked me out of it.

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300 BO for me as well. Back to 6.8 and never looked back, no comparison.


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223. I couldn't get a decent accuracy node with my Tikka Varmint pushing a 75 grainer past 2750 fps, and it went unstable before 700 yards. I specifically chose a 1:8 twist to be able to run heavies and had hoped to get out to 800 or maybe even 1000 if I was willing to single-load instead of using the mag. But I couldn't even get past 600.

Ended up selling it and buying a 6.5CM. It hammered the 800 plate with ease.

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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
No. Just bullets.




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Let me go ahead and jump on 300BO as well. I adopted somewhat early, before there was a lot of real-world data on the round.

It is the Betamax of the rifle cartridges.

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Guess I am hard headed, I like my 300 blk. Have been killing pigs and deer with it for a few years now. Was thinking about upgrading to an AR-10 til I shot my buddies. Heavier gun, bounces more on recoil, louder blast. I'll stick with my lighter, easier to keep the Photon on target 300Blk. Don't shoot much past 100 yds in the dark anyway.

I was a little disappointed in the 17HMR. Brass cased venom on squirrels but head shot required on anything much bigger.

I tend to be more disappointed in my shooting when it comes down to it than a caliber. Pretty much any cartridge will do the trick when you use it for what it was intended.


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