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Will they be alive
« on: December 10, 2007, 07:00:56 PM »
For all of you guys and gals that got a real itch in the pocket to get yourselves another rifle  in one of the new cartridges that popped up like weeds in the last few years. Winchester, Remington, Ruger, Federal, Marlin and T/C now have flooded the market with new designs.

Will any of them be alive and well in the next 5 years how about 10 years? I would think that at least 50% are gone and forgotten. My advise, Get plenty of ammo for that rifle, or get yourselves set up to reload and give some thought of what a gunsmith might be able to re-chamber that new rifle into, something old and true  that has been around for a long time:wink:

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 07:47:16 PM »
Well I shoot a 25 WSSM in a model 70. I hope it survives because its a really great gun.

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 08:52:28 PM »
I've been looking pretty hard at the .375 Ruger.  Same bullet as the .375 H&H, but faster, more knock down, and less recoil.  You never know when a rogue Cape Buffalo will be found marauding through Central Kentucky. O0
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 08:26:28 AM »
Hey BC :)
If you lived on the dark continent I would say go for it!!

However chances are better to find ammo for the H&H in some remote African cornerstore then the Ruger.

btw I had one of those H&H types in a Ruger#1. As it turned out I never had enough $$ to take it to a place where it could be used properly.


 As for the fella with the new 25 Winchester, I wouldn't bet on it.

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 10:29:14 AM »
Unfortunately, I gotta agree with BFF on the quarter bore. Reviews I've read don't seem to place it in any niche. The only real chance I'd think of it being a long time keeper is if it becomes popular on an AR platform. As it is, I've seen AR's in .25 WSSM, but don't know many folks who want them. It sucks cause I like that particular cartridge. :-\
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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 08:13:02 PM »
Do yall think I should go to the local gun shop and try to trade it before its to late or should I wait??? Bullets for this gun are to expensive anyway.

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 08:59:49 PM »
Do yall think I should go to the local gun shop and try to trade it before its to late or should I wait??? Bullets for this gun are to expensive anyway.

That might now be a bad idea.  It's a good gun, but there's too many other more popular calibers out there that won't bust your wallet to shoot. O0  See if you can get a good .25-06 in the trade. O0
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 09:34:15 PM »
A good or Bad idea???

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 11:04:10 PM »
A good or Bad idea???

Getting rid of it would be a good idea. :uglystupid2
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Will they be alive
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007, 12:04:25 AM »
It's totally up to you, bud. If you're gonna keep it, it goes without saying that you prolly oughta start reloading for it. At least that way you won't have to worry about it, even if it DOES turn into a wildcat. Unfortunately, my reseach has not uncovered a parent case. A lot of these new cartridges are based on something old, tried, & true. The WSSM's are not included in this. If none of the WSSM cartridges survive, then you will be SOL. If it were me, I'd shop around and see what other options are available to you. If you see something you like that could replace it, without making you want to cry, then I'd trade it off myself.

Of course, I won't buy a .17 HM2 or HMR because I cannot be convinced that the round won't die out relatively soon. If I had some kind of garuantee that it would be around 10 years from now, I would buy one. But, since no such garuantee exists, my closet will remain bare of the infamous .17.
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