Show Us Your Favorite Round Contest


Schwimmwagen’s Nagant 1895 with Soviet surplus 7.62x38r

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RF’s 3-pound lead ball


my k31_1

JL’s running 7.5×55 Swiss with a 150gr Sierra GameKing



WB’s Smith & Wesson post WWII Transition 3rd Model 1926 Hand Ejector with Buffalo Bore .44 Special 255 gr. SWC Kieth Type


RD’s M&P Shield 9mm with Speer Gold Dot 124 grain



JW’s AR with Federal Premium Fusion MSR .223



DR’s M&P Pro C.O.R.E and G2 RIP ammo



JS’s S&W 686 and Hornady Critical Defense .357 125 grain


VZ2008 Couch_2

KB’s VZ2008 with Yugo M67 7.62×39



Kimber 84L Classic Select Grade 280AI with a 150 grn Barnes TTSX in fire formed 280 Remington brass


  1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Wow this last batch makes me feel like resubmitting.

    Also dude that hand ejector.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Indeed, that hand ejector. I’ve never done it but if that S&W was mine I’d dress it with custom grips.

      And that cannon looks like fun.

      1. avatar jay says:

        great now i want a cannon !

        1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Count me in. That cannon ROCKS!

      2. avatar anonymoose says:

        I was thinking about entering this until I saw the cannon. That wins by default.

  2. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    That 280AI do…. dayum

  3. avatar pwrserge says:

    Ok… The Nagant revolver is classy… Useless, but classy.

    I love mine. One WWI production and one CCCP post civil war production. Both from the same factory.

    1. avatar anaxis says:

      Not exactly useless… I can’t remember the man’s name, but one was used successfully by a disabled apartment-dwelling veteran in the Northeast who had been the victim of several robberies aimed at his meds. He shot the criminal, and then held him a gunpoint until the cops arrived. Also IIRC, he was then kicked out by the apartment complex for having the temerity to defend himself.

      I bought two Nagants years ago as part of a group-buy from RGuns, and randomly got two really nice Tula examples. One was an Imperial single-action ’15, and the other an interwar ’29; both lacked the huge billboard import stamps that RGuns later started using. The ’29 was in particularly good shape, and I always had fun shooting it. It seems that the earlier SAO was kind of rare, so I put that one away with some vintage ammo.

    2. avatar anaxis says:

      Found the story; one Mr. Harvey Lembo used a ’41 Nagant to stop the robbery.

  4. avatar Mark N. says:

    You know what is funny about this contest is that, apart from hunters, if we measured “favorite” by the rounds we shoot the most, we’d be seeing a lot of FMJ in various calibers. The fact of the matter is that we hardly ever fire our SD rounds a) because they are expensive, and b) because only the unlucky few of us have to do it for real. Hunting rounds, yes, there is real world data and experience, SD pistol rounds, not so much.

    1. avatar Andrew Lias says:

      That is one reason why I used my reloaded SWCs besides pride of manufacture.

  5. avatar FedUp says:

    Somebody admits to using R.I.P.?

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Seriously. I’d feel better armed with the Nagant.

  6. avatar Tym O'Byrne says:

    Mark me down for .45Colt,

    from easy shooting cowboy loads to bear stoppers,

    whats not to like?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      I found it very entertaining to shoot. I’ve only done it once so far (new gun), but I have 500 rounds ready to go. It is hotter than cowboy loads, but not gun bashing Buffalo Bore either. But it can be really pricey.
      But then again, I am really fond of .45 ACP too.

  7. avatar Royal Tony says:

    My vote is for 7.62×25 Tokarev, on a basis of shits and giggles. Bonus points for corrosive ammo out of a sealed tin. What I’d really love to see is those Soviet silenced rounds for the PSS pistols. Maybe Steven Seagal could score some for STB410 next time he visits Putin?

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