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Old 09-18-2004, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default top 10 selling rifle cartridges?

I would like to know the top 10 sellers in th US if anyone has a list. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:52 AM   #2
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Default RE: top 10 selling rifle cartridges?

Though i havent seen it posted in any hunting or gun literature from my experience the list would have to look something like this in no particular order

30-06
30-30
.308
.270
7mm Rem Mag
7mm/08
.243
.300 Win. Mag
.280
.300 Weatherby

Everyone will probably have their own opinion about what calibers are popular. This is just from what i have seen over the years.
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Old 09-18-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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I would probably knock out the 300 Weatherby, and the 7mm-08 and replace with the .223 Remington and the .22-250. Another that may fall close in there also would be the .338 Win Mag.
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Old 09-18-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
 
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Default RE: top 10 selling rifle cartridges?

Last Top 10 list I looked at was several years ago, but went like this:
1. 30-30
2. 30-06
3. 270 Win.
4. 243 Win.
5. 308 Win.
6. 7mm Rem. Mag.
7. 300 Win. Mag.
8. 35 Remington
9. 25-06 Rem.
10. 280 Rem.

Have my doubts the 35 Rem. is still in there, but then there's a lot of rifles out there chambered for it, and used every year.
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Old 09-18-2004, 03:05 PM   #5
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here's another opinion

http://www.chuckhawks.com/readers_ch...cartridges.htm
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:32 AM   #6
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Default RE: top 10 selling rifle cartridges?

My best guess:

1. 22 LR
2. .223
3. 30-06
4. .308
5. 243
6. 7mm Magnum
7. 30-30
8. .270
9. ..300 WM
10. 22-250

Not necessarily in that order
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Old 09-19-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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Default RE: top 10 selling rifle cartridges?

22lr
223
22-250
243
270
7mm Mag
308
30-06
30-30
300 Win Mag.
many places where I live are starting to carry the 300 and 270 WSM's
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Old 09-20-2004, 06:06 AM   #8
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Default RE: top 10 selling rifle cartridges?

A friend of mine owns a gun store I aksed him what caliber he has the highest sales on, he gave me a list and these are the top 10 on that list.

1. .308 win
2. 22-250
3. 30-06
4. 7mm rem mag
5. 270 win
6. .223 rem
7. 30-30 win
8. 243 win
9. 300 win mag
10. 7.62x39mm
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Old 09-20-2004, 06:50 PM   #9
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Oh heavens, HighDesertWolf, 7.62x39 made his top ten? Tough neighborhood! :-)

(Kid joke: A panda bear went into a restaurant, ordered lunch & ate it up. Once finished, he brandished a .44 and put a round smack dab throught the coffe pot. He then headed out the door. The manager, with much concern, hollered "Why'd you do that?" Panda replied: Look it up."

So the restaurant manager looked it up... Panda Bear: indigenous to China; eats shoots & leaves.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:27 AM   #10
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7.62 x39 is a pretty common ammo for plinking, with SKSs being cheap, good, and widely available, it wouldn't suprise me if it were in the top 10.


I doubt it would register on the radar as top 10 ammo sold by manufacturers as alot of people buy it in bulk as surplus ammo from other countries. I would imagine in that case, 7.62x54r and 8x57 wouldn't be all that far behind in ammo consumption when you consider that alot of this ammo can be had for less than $0.10 per round.
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