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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2020, 10:45:59 AM »
In my old age, I am far more cautious before I jump into new calibers. I still have not jumped on this whole 6.5 Creedmore bandwagon. And I doubt I will. Simply because with the exception of a bit less recoil, I really don't see that thing doing anything the .300 Winchester Magnum can do, of which I own 3. Gun companies back in the 50's and 60's knew what the hell they were doing. And even with the newer, high energy powders they have today, (of which many can be applied to the older cartridges as well), they still haven't improved enough to make that much of an honest difference.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2020, 12:04:40 PM »
The 6.5 is only useful compared to more traditional  rounds at ranges over 600 yards.


Other than " new shiney" there is no reason to own one other thsn long range target
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2020, 12:49:43 PM »
The .327 federal mag should be more popular. Just seems like it’s fading away. I have a Henry lever gun that’s a hoot to shoot. Just seems odd that it’s cheaper to feed my marlin .357
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2020, 04:58:26 PM »
The 6.5 is only useful compared to more traditional  rounds at ranges over 600 yards.


Other than " new shiney" there is no reason to own one other thsn long range target

But it is an actual improvement, instead of JUST new.
Another one I will suggest is a legitimate improvement is .300 Black Out.
It's what .7.62X51 should have been. Manageable in full auto.
As for 327 Federal  it won't be adopted by any agencies, but civilian sales will keep it alive the way they have the rest of the 31/32 calibers.
It's been a favorite for 200 years and isn't going away.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2020, 09:46:11 AM »
One of the earlier posts asked WTH is the purpose of 357 Sig.
I found an answer, but kept getting side tracked.
It's like 356TSW, a gamer gimmick to get High power rating in IPSC with a 9mm projectile.
Both calibers were killed by a rule change.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2020, 11:41:44 AM »
One of the earlier posts asked WTH is the purpose of 357 Sig.
I found an answer, but kept getting side tracked.
It's like 356TSW, a gamer gimmick to get High power rating in IPSC with a 9mm projectile.
Both calibers were killed by a rule change.
  so was 9x25 dillion, only it is actually a very intresting cartridge  in its own right.  A 9 mm  125 grain@1700 fps out a 6" 1911 is 200fps faster than a 357 mag out of same barrel lenght.  You also have more rounds.  I built an ar in it.  Never got it to run 100%( googled if any one had done it, thr only posts i found were mine from several years before, posted here)  i am getting 2250 out of a 16" barrel.  That is some serious hurt down  range from a pistol carbine.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2020, 12:36:48 PM »
Some of the calibers mentioned were developed for countries that don't allow ownership of firearms in military calibers.
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2020, 03:11:42 PM »
Any one remember .40AE ?     ;D
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2020, 04:10:07 PM »
Any one remember .40AE ?     ;D

It was the .41 Action Express. It was based on a .41 Magnum case.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.41_Action_Express
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Re: Is .40 S&W dead 💀
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2020, 07:58:50 PM »
I have significant hearing loss in my left ear, in great part due to being a USPSA range officer during they 9x25 years

 

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