Caliber Vocabulary

Adam Scepaniak

Hello everyone!

I’m the C.M.O. and Manager for The Guns and Gear Store of Rogers and Waite Park, MN. Also, I’m a Smith & Wesson Certified Armorer, Glock Certified Armorer, a guest writer for Sierra Bullets, an avid pistol shooter, reloader, and have an addiction to classic double-action Smith & Wesson and Colt revolvers.

I love the challenge of hunting different game whether its elk, black bear, feral hogs, whitetail deer, or prairie dogs. What can I say? I love my firearms, the great outdoors, and I have a wonderful family to do all of this with!

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7 Responses

  1. I would have to say that .45 ACP and .308 Win. are by far my favorite calibers!

  2. ERIK says:

    Being a big fan of the 10mm auto, I can say with certainty that you have it mislabeled as “10mm ACP”. This would suggest that it was developed by Colt, which it wasn’t. The 10mm was in fact developed by Norma Ammunition of Sweeden to be fired in the Bren Ten pistol which was (briefly) produced by a company called Dornaus and Dixon until they went out of business in 1986. After which, Colt essentially saved the 10mm auto from extinction by chambering it in a variation of their Government model pistol called the Delta Elite. So if it weren’t for Colt, the 10mm auto might not be here today (or it’s offspring, the 40 S&W), but Colt did not have anything to do with the original development of the caliber.

    • You are correct Erik. Most people not knowing the historical background of 10mm Auto refer to it with extremely common “ACP” acronym. That was a mistake on our part

    • Akash says:

      I’ve been thinking of doing doallr cost averaging (i.e. whatever I can get for $50 each payday) on my ammo purchases to stock up, but I probably should have started a year ago. About the only thing I feel like I have “enough” of is 7.62x54R and .40 S&W reloads. I need to focus on .22LR, 9x19mm, .380, and .223. I’ve got enough .45-70 components for a while, I just need the time to assemble them.

  3. Dave says:

    To Erik and Adam,
    Would you consider the 10mm to be a “good” round for Alaskan bear protection. It appears the Keefer brothers thought so but have talked to others who do not.

    • In Alaska you’ll be dealing with a more temperamental and basically dangerous bear than most people encounter in the Lower 48 states so I would actually suggest something larger than 10mm Auto. I understand that a well place 10mm Auto shot could easily kill a bear, but frankly, if you’re attacked by a bear there will be no slow, methodical shot process.

      Most people will start at the .44 Magnum and go up from there. A really popular, but expensive caliber is the .460 S&W Magnum because you can shoot smaller calibers as well like .454 Casull and .45 Long Colt.

      In sum, I’d go a little bigger; basically .44 Magnum and up.

    • Hom says:

      I’ve been thinking of doing dolalr cost averaging (i.e. whatever I can get for $50 each payday) on my ammo purchases to stock up, but I probably should have started a year ago. About the only thing I feel like I have “enough” of is 7.62x54R and .40 S&W reloads. I need to focus on .22LR, 9x19mm, .380, and .223. I’ve got enough .45-70 components for a while, I just need the time to assemble them.

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