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  • Longest produced round today?

    I know that the .45-70 was put into production in 1873, has any round been in some kind of regular use since before then?

  • #2
    .22 Short 1857.

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    • #3
      Interesting! Thank you. Its interesting that in the past few decades many new cartridges have come along. 10mm, .40sw, all the new rifle rounds, and yet the ones that seem to be in my favorite list have all been made before the 1960's. Perhaps it is just because they have had the chance to prove themselves.

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      • #4
        7.62X54 Went into production in the 1800`s and its still in use today !

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        • #5
          1891 I beleive

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          • #6
            I'm not sure of earliest use dates right off the top of my head, but like the 45-70, the 30-30 was originally a black powder round. Which puts it a ways back there.

            45LC has been around a goodly while, too.
            Alle Kunst ist umsunst Wenn ein Engel auf das Zundloch brunzet (All skill is in vain if an angel pisses down the touch-hole of your musket.) Old German Folk Wisdom.

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            • #7
              List I found, funny what you can come up with when you actually research.

              Rifle:

              .45-70 Government: 1873
              8mm Lebel: 1886
              .22 Long Rifle: 1887
              .303 British: 1888
              7.5x55mm Swiss: 1889
              7.62x54Rmm Russian: 1891
              7x57mm Mauser: 1892
              6.55mm Swedish Mauser: 1894
              .30-30 WCF: 1895
              8x57mm Mauser: 1905
              .30-06 Springfield: 1906
              .35 Remington: 1906*
              .470 Nitro Express: 1907*
              .404 Jeffery: 1909*
              .35 Whelen: 1910 (?)
              .416 Rigby: 1911
              .375 H&H: 1912
              .250 Savage: 1915*
              .300 Savage: 1920*
              .25-06 Remington: 1920
              .50 Browning: 1923
              .270 Win: 1925
              .300 H&H: 1925
              .22 Hornet: 1930
              .257 Roberts: 1934*
              .220 Swift: 1935
              .22-250: 1937 (as a wildcat; later, as production item, in 1965)
              .270 Weatherby Mag: 1943
              7.62x39mm Russian: 1943 (as a combat round only)
              .257 Weatherby Mag: 1944
              .284 Weatherby Mag: 1944*
              .300 Weatherby Magnum: 1948
              .222 Rem: 1950
              .308 Winchester: 1952 (aka. 7.62x51mm NATO)
              .243 Win: 1955
              458 Winchester Magnum: 1956
              .223 Rem: 1957
              .338 Winchester Magnum: 1958
              .22 Win Magnum: 1959
              7mm Remington Magnum: 1962
              7mm-08 Remington: 1980

              Handgun Cartridges:

              .45 Colt: 1873
              .38 Long Colt: 1892*
              .30 Mauser: 1893*
              .32 ACP (7.65mm Browning): 1899
              9x19mm Parabellum: 1902
              .38 Special: 1902
              .45 ACP: 1905
              .44 Special: 1907
              .25 ACP: 1908
              .380 ACP: 1912
              .38 Super: 1929
              7.62x25mm Tokarev: 1930
              .357 S&W Magnum: 1935
              .44 Remington Magnum: 1955
              .454 Casull: 1957
              .41 Rem Magnum: 1964
              10mm Auto: 1983
              .32 H&R Magnum: 1984
              .40 S&W: 1989
              .357 SIG: 1998
              .480 Ruger: 2001

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              • #8
                9mm Ultra 1936
                9mm Police 1976
                9mm Makarov 1946
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