Our Show Us Your Favorite Round Contest Winners


First place: JT’s SMLE No. 1 Mk. III

As always, thanks to everyone who entered our Show Us Your Favorite Round contest. There were many varied and inspiring entries, but in the end, someone had to put his foot down and choose the best, and that foot is me.

Congrats to all the winners.


Second place: PS’s SIG P229 with SIG 9mm FMJ



Third place: JS’s Smith & Wesson 642 with Federal .38 Spl. +P 158 gr. Nyclad® HP



Fourth place: NS’s Kahr CM9 and Speer Gold Dot 9mm 115 grn.



Fifth place: PU’s Savage Model 16 and a round of .358 BFG


  1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Congrats to all. I don’t have a decent camera or camera phone to take solid picks, maybe next contest!

  2. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

    It must have been tough to choose between 1 and 2… All well deserved, nice job!

  3. avatar Hoplopfheil says:

    That SMLE pic is hawt with a capital HAWT.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Nothing like “Rule .303”. It may not be the most accurate rifle, theoretically, but it delivers the goods when quick snap shooting is needed. I would like to see a Mauser or Springfield do 25+ rounds in a mad-minute. Easy with a SMLE.

      The .303 may not be the most powerful (10% below .308Win, which is 10% below .30-06 or 8mm) but it works well enough to round holes in square heads.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I’ve always been a fan of the L-E. Had a number over the years including 7.62 Ishapore’s. My favorite was the No. 4. That’s a SHTF rifle if ever there was one.

      2. avatar Ramrod711 says:

        I just bought a numbers matching SMLE dated to 1918 and the fact that the action is that buttery smooth after nearly 100 years is a testament to that rifle.

    2. avatar Cameron B says:

      I raise my earl grey to that

  4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    There were some really excellent photos in the contest. Congrats to the winners!

  5. avatar DJ says:

    Congrats! I’ve never seen .358 BFG before – I had to look up the ballistics.

  6. avatar Kaban says:

    Enfield is sweet, but .358 BFG is hands down best name among cartridges in the list.

  7. avatar mark s. says:

    The Brits 303 Spitzer was nowhere near as versatile as the 30.06 but I won’t be a sore loser and will concede the fight for another day . The shorter actions seem to always rule the day .

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