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Most Underrated Cartridges #7751023 02/20/20 02:57 AM
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What do you think?

For me:

.40 S&W. Coming in just behind the 10mm (not by much) and packaged in a handgun the same size as a 9mm while only dropping a couple rounds in capacity to a 9mm. What’s not to love?

30-06: it’s just boring. Very boring. But, it does everything from launching 110’s at 3500fps to being a decent mid range rifle to shooting 220 grain thumpers. It just works. In a boring way.


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300BLK popcorn

Ballistics aside it hammers pigs out of my 8” SBR at 150 yards and under. Everyone hates it, but I love it.


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Originally Posted by KRoyal
300BLK popcorn

Ballistics aside it hammers pigs out of my 8” SBR at 150 yards and under. Everyone hates it, but I love it.


Don’t worry, when the inevitable “most overrated cartridges” thread comes around, that was gonna be on my list clap


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.223 Rem, hand load in a bolt action.


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Originally Posted by Tactical Cowboy
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300BLK popcorn

Ballistics aside it hammers pigs out of my 8” SBR at 150 yards and under. Everyone hates it, but I love it.


Don’t worry, when the inevitable “most overrated cartridges” thread comes around, that was gonna be on my list clap

Overrated? Everyone hates it. I hear nothing but chit talking about it.


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Originally Posted by KRoyal
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300BLK popcorn

Ballistics aside it hammers pigs out of my 8” SBR at 150 yards and under. Everyone hates it, but I love it.


Don’t worry, when the inevitable “most overrated cartridges” thread comes around, that was gonna be on my list clap

Overrated? Everyone hates it. I hear nothing but chit talking about it.


Not everyone. I am a big fan. I was shooting .300 Whisper well before the Blackout was even a dream. In my opinion, JD Jones and SSK missed the boat by not licensing the Whisper to more companies. When the almost identical Blackout came around, I jumped on the wagon due to the wide selection of ammo. The Blackout is a great AR round and short-barrel round. My Whisper was a 12” barreled T/C Encore pistol. Shot a number of deer with it. Have a Blackout AR currently (Wilson Combat barrel) and plan to buy a Blackout pistol barrel for my Encore (Whisper barrel was lost in a burglary).

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
.223 Rem, hand load in a bolt action.


Wasn't what I was thinking, but now that you've mentioned it...

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.243 Winchester

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
.243 Winchester


My vote as well.


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3030, 357 mag, and 270 winchester. All cartridges that used to kill basically anything, now none of them can hit a barn from inside, and if you did luck out and hit the barn, the bullet would bounce off....

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Originally Posted by RJH1
3030, 357 mag,

.357 mag is grossly underrated. I hear so often how it is marginal for deer or pigs, yet I can tell you from experience that it anchors deer and pigs with much more authority than it has on paper.


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I'm going with 7mm-08. It's been completely overshadowed by the 6.5 Creedmoor to the extent rifle makers are replacing the 7mm-08 with the Creedmoor in their standard short action offerings.


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577 Tyrannosaur - Too cool of a name not to be more popular. Also makes for some entertaining video.

On a more serious note, the 7mm-08 does not nearly get enough love for everything that it offers.

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250 Savage and 257 Roberts

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Originally Posted by RJH1
3030, 357 mag, and 270 winchester. All cartridges that used to kill basically anything, now none of them can hit a barn from inside, and if you did luck out and hit the barn, the bullet would bounce off....

Yep, what RJH1 said...


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
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3030, 357 mag,

.357 mag is grossly underrated. I hear so often how it is marginal for deer or pigs, yet I can tell you from experience that it anchors deer and pigs with much more authority than it has on paper.


Fully agree, when I am hunting where shots will be under 125 yards and that is a lot of my hunting the 357 is what I have, unless the wife is hunting with it

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Originally Posted by RJH1
3030, 357 mag, and 270 winchester. All cartridges that used to kill basically anything, now none of them can hit a barn from inside, and if you did luck out and hit the barn, the bullet would bounce off....

I don't think the 3030 or .270 is underrated. I hardly ever hear either cartridges talked down. They may be under appreciated, but not underrated.


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.22 WMR. That little round can do a lot.

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If this thread makes one thing clear, it’s that many people do not understand what underrated means.

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300 BLK is definitely underrated, I'd say the 22-250 is too. popcorn

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I'd have to say .260 Remington.

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Originally Posted by Sneaky
If this thread makes one thing clear, it’s that many people do not understand what underrated means.



We should add the definition.


having more importance, value, skill, power, etc., than people recognize:

Synonyms for underrated

underestimate
underprice
undervalue
belittle
depreciate
discount
minimize
underprize


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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
Originally Posted by Sneaky
If this thread makes one thing clear, it’s that many people do not understand what underrated means.



We should add the definition.


having more importance, value, skill, power, etc., than people recognize:

Synonyms for underrated

underestimate
underprice
undervalue
belittle
depreciate
discount
minimize
underprize


Well, at least i appear to know what underrated means, so that is good

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264 Win Mag would be my choice, next would be the Rem 7 mag. Most factory loads pale in comparison to what some good hand loads can produce. There's allot better actions out there than when these rounds hit the market and some really good bullets. Both of these rounds are extremely versatile for a hand loader. As a hunting round they cover most needs and for the long range gang they give you plenty of case capacity to move the longer, higher BC bullets.


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264 Win Mag would be my choice, next would be the Rem 7 mag. Most factory loads pale in comparison to what some good hand loads can produce. There's allot better actions out there than when these rounds hit the market and some really good bullets. Both of these rounds are extremely versatile for a hand loader. As a hunting round they cover most needs and for the long range gang they give you plenty of case capacity to move the longer, higher BC bullets.


Agreed.


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