Handgun:So that's 20. That's also simplified greatly from where I was a few years ago.
- .454 casull
- .45 colt
- .357 Magnum
- .357 SIG
- .40 S&W
- .38 Special
- .22LR (obviously, both handgun and rifle)
- .300 winmag
- .303 Brit
- 7.62×51 NATO
I've pretty much pared down rifles to .22 caliber and .30 caliber (I used to have several 6mm and 7mm chamberings, as well as .45-70), or pistol caliber carbines. Pistols I'm basically down to 9, 10, and 11 mm chamberings plus .22.
I primarily did this to simplify my ammo stocks, and especially to simplify my reloading. Most of my chamberings can share bullets and powders, at least where their weight ranges overlap.
.303 and both 7.62 russian chamberings are notable exceptions in my lineup, in that they are all .30 caliber chamberings, but they take oddball sized bullets. At the moment I don't reload for any of them, or for shotshell.
I do at least have dies for all my centerfire metallic chamberings (including the ones I don't reload for); but I don't have a shotshell loader.
Of course, the really sad part, is there are several chamberings there I no longer have guns for...
...at least for now.