Most Underrated Cartridge

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Canhunter35, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    We’ve seen countless posts about best cartridge. How about one for the great cartridges that for one reason or another never became really popular.
    A couple suggestions I have is:
    240 wby- have one, love shooting it and it’s a laser beam with a 95gr bullet at 3225 and there’s more room for powder to burn. I think with a 1:8 barrel and the heavy 6mm would be pretty nifty
    280 AI- I’ve thought this a great round offering enough bullet/velocity for most North American game with acceptable recoil.

    What’s everyone’s thoughts on the most underrated cartridge?
     
  2. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    .270 Win
     
  3. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Isn’t the 270win still one of the best selling cartridges?
     
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  4. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    The 270 is not under rated. Your talking about one of the most popular deer cartridges out there.

    I think the 280 is underrated. I love the 280 and think it didn't take off that well because of the 270 and the 7mm rem mag
     
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  5. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    The other day I was told by one of my shooting range I should not use my .270 Win on elk.
     
  6. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    The 284. Win I feel like is a little underrated around here. Not so much in the benchrest world. But on a long action, good neck length, seat the longer 180's out and get good velocity for minimal recoil!

    270. Win is one of the best cartridges going and is still one of the best selling calibers. I don't think it's an underrated cartridge as it's hugely popular, but I do feel it's power is underated when it comes to say the average hunter/firearms salesman. They are always "informing" people that it isn't enough for big game which is total bs.
     
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  7. dok7mm

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    Definitely the straight 280 Rem. One of the great hunting cartridges of all time.
     
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  8. Gord0

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    Did they then tell you that you needed something at least in the .338 range?

    I would have to say the 6.5 rem mag.
     
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    7/08, small looking round but very accurate and deadly. As for a round that never made it but had great potential I believe the 8mm Rem Mag fits that description.
     
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    thekriebles Well-Known Member

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    250 Savage and 250 Savage Ack. Imp.
     
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  11. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, the 250sav. and the 6.5 rem. mag. r very underated, but the 2 loadings do not get advertisement of other cartridges. I have custom made in both loadings. game
    animals do not know what caliber is used to harvest there meat.

    TUM
     
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    + 6.5 Rem Mag
     
  13. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Most underrated cartridges are anything that uses a .257 bullet or 8mm bullet. Look at the bullet manufacturers and factory chamberings, and you’ll understand what I’m saying.

    The U.S. has decided a long time ago that they’re not worth using, which is a damn shame...And our loss.
     
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  14. BigGrizz

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    I'll agree with this. There are several quarter bores that make excellent cartridges (I've even thought about buying a .257 Roberts even with my proclivity for bigger super mags).

    I'm also a big fan of 8mils. The 325WSM never caught on, but I love mine. I have never been able to render a complaint about it, except maybe a feed issue that is easily resolved.
     
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