So, The Smallest Minority suggests thatcalbers are religiously connected. Meme!
577 Snider is the Torah. Direct descendant of the Brown Bess, (begotten by the Queen Anne, begotten by the dog lock, begotten by the hackbut of Cromwell and Drake (the original Commandment) and out of the .577 Enfield by the Baker and Brunswick.
45-70 is the old testament, but in translation.
8mm Lebel is New Testament, Catholic.
30-06 is Jonathan Edwards'Pilgrim Congregational.
.30 carbine is Quaker.
.303 is Church of England (Blackpowder is the Catholic- burning one, cordite is the one with all the missionaries and the stopping suttee CofE).
Obviously 11mm Mauser id Old Lutheran, 8mm is Reformed.
30-30 is Baptist.
.223 is Methodist.
.243 and .270? Presbyterian.
.22 short? Amish.
22lr? Unitarian, because of the universality.
That leaves 30-40...
And courtesy of commenters:
Phil Wong said...
Gotta pitch in:
7.62X54 - Eastern(Russian) Orthodox
7.5 Swiss - Calvinist
7mmSTW - Mormonism("Western" and made-up ;^) )
6.5X55 Swede - Lutheranism(Uppsala Synod)
6.5 & 7.7 Arisaka - Shintoism
30-40 Krag - Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod(i.e. Norwegian-American)
7.62X39 - Atheist(i.e. Commie)
5.45X39 - Agnostic(i.e. "Atheism-Lite")
Still pondering who's got the temerity to claim .300WM and .50BMG...
.30-40 Krag would be the Church of Norway variant of Lutheran, I'd think.
Also, I'd argue for 7mm Mauser as German Catholic.
Ah, but there's a few good ones missing. . .
7.5mm Swiss -- Zwinglianism
7.92 Kurtz -- Church of Christ
7.62x54mmR Russian -- Islam (Still in front-line, widespread international service with few changes)
7.62x39mm M43 -- Sunni Islam of the Caliphate to present
5.45x39mm -- Nation of Islam
7.62x45mm Czech -- Bahai
4.7mm Caseless -- Scientology
.30-40 Krag -- Conforming Puritans
How about Televangelist Christian? Big, in your face, expensively produced variation of an old-school message, and effective at long range.
.338 Lapua Mag would be the modern radio equivalent, produced for similar effect at lower cost.
Anonymous Stretch said...
50BMG is Old Norse.
The Hammer of Thor.
The bringer of Ragnarök.
Keep them coming. I'll do a provisionalk list next week.
I love some of the explanations, esp. Islam and Mormonism! There has to be a reason beyond "The caliber and the religion come from the same place."