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Old January 17th, 2021, 09:48 AM #1
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Rifle Caliber Stereotypes

One thing that kind of amazes me is the stereotypes marketers assign rifle calibers. 243 Win is "ONLY for youngsters" learning to shoot centerfire rifles. 7mm-08 is "ONLY for women" and/or small statured people. But 6.5 Creedmoor, well that's a man's cartridge.

Perhaps I am being facetious, but if you don't believe me, go see what (e.g.) Ruger offers in 7mm-08. Do a search on that caliber and you get 6 results; Three of these are compact models for "little" people. One is a left-handed Predator model (but oddly enough no right-handed model in the Predator line for 7mm-08). Only 2 are standard length of pull and one of those is an "Go Wild" camo pattern with a muzzle brake (the useless muzzle brake should go in the trash and be replaced by a can). If you want a Ruger Hawkeye rifle in 7mm-08, you have to get a compact model. If you want a Hawkeye rifle with a standard LOP, you need to get a "man's" caliber like 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Old January 17th, 2021, 10:50 AM #2
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They have to market them some how as real men would not buy them.. Just kidding. The branding of a specific demography is just business and more than likely it has been studied to death.
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I dont know what you read but this is a creedmore guy
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Ruger has always been a cuck brand anyway since Bill ruger was in the pockets of politicos to keep the mini14 off an assault weapon roster
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I dont know what you read but this is a creedmore guy
No comment on the Creedmoor jab. I own one and I also occasionally drink fancy coffee and I might even have a shirt that looks like that. However I can hit a tennis ball at 600yds.

What I wanted to comment on, is that I recognized the name of that store in the photo. It was a cool record store in Brooklyn NY that I had gone to few times in the 90's. Places like this had connections to lots of people in the music industry who would have access to totally rare recordings. I remember seeing lots of white label promo's which had hand written labels and some even initialed by the original artists. In Maryland we used to go to Annapolis Record Exchange but they never had stuff like I found at places like this. My collection is long gone, given away as CD's began to take over. I wish I still had those records today. Brings back some cool memories.
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I love hearing rifle calibers in stereo.
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They have to market them some how as real men would not buy them.. Just kidding. The branding of a specific demography is just business and more than likely it has been studied to death.
I mean, if you your wife and your kid can kill anything from a gopher to a moose with an [insert favorite all around cartridge here] out to 500yds then how are they going to sell you more guns!!

As I sit here mulling over what my next caliber will be, and shaking my head knowing that everything is just as dead with one or the other
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