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Strangest Wildcat you know anyone having
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 Posted: Tue Mar 10th, 2009 01:42 AM
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not really a wildcat cartrage  per se but a few years ago my best frind had a tc contender  .44 mag barrel bored out to .444 marlin to shoot silhouettes with.......  i forget the bullet weight but it was sure hard to spot the chicken hits when he ran that little number on em....................................... 

 

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 Posted: Wed Mar 18th, 2009 12:55 AM
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I have a .19 calhoon, hornet necked down and blowed out. Not all that wierd, but uncommon



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have a 17 x32hr mag contender also a 17x30 carbine contender barrels from van horn



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Left to right, standard 50 BMG, 750 A-Max @ 2700 fps, middle, my 510 Allen Magnum, 750 gr A-Max at 2950 fps and on the right, my 50 Allen Tactical, 750 gr A-Max at 2550 fps.



Here are a few: 224 Allen Magnum(270 WSM), 257 Allen Xpress(300 Dakota), 6.5mm Allen Xpress(300 Dakota), 270 Allen Xpress(300 Dakota), 257 Allen Magnum(338 RUM), 6.5mm Allen Magnum(338 RUM), 270 Allen Magnum(300 RUM), 277 Allen Magnum(338 Lapua), 7mm Allen Magnum(338 Lapua) and finally 338 Allen Magnum(408 Chey Tac).



Three on left are my 375 Allen Magnum(408 Chey Tac) loaded with the 350 gr SMK at 3300 fps.  Three on the right are my 338 Allen Magnum loaded with the 300 gr SMK at 3350 fps.

Other then that, pretty standard stuff!!!:cool:

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Some serious wicked rounds Kirby:thumbs:
Good to see ya around these parts.
Your 50 Allen Tactical,is it based on a 338 Lapua?
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morning, gene.

chey-tac, i believe.  he can get ya all juiced up on the specifics.

ya know, i sold my .338kahn fully intending to have another heavy varminter built around one of his chey-tac cantations.  was gonna be his .338 back then but with the .375 up and running, i have a choice.  problem is, with $$$ the way it is (baby and moma wanting a house), i have a feeling a high $$$ custom that i want dearly is either out the window completely or gonna be a good long time down the road.  hind-sight's 20/20 but i sure do regret selling the kahn now.  it was a sweetheart of a rifle.

anyway, i'm sure kirb will slip on and tell ya all you want to know about the .50atac.

by the way, it is good seeing ya around here, kirb. 

 



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Ya its on the chey tac.

Using the M33 ball projectile, it will match standard mil spec 50 BMG performance with same bullet and do so with nearly 100 grains less powder.

There is also a 410 and 458 on the same case design.

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Very sweet Kirby!:thumbs: How is the recoil with the 50 atac?Can it be handled without a brake?
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Timberghozt wrote: What is the strangest wildcat you know of any of your friends,shooting acquaintances or yourself having?
Not to much on my end.
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Me and some friends reload a lot, but nothing exotic - One has a 6/284 Win.

 



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It greatly depends on the weight of the rifle.  Remember its getting 2550 fps with a 750 gr class bullet, thats within 100 fps of what the standard 50 BMG will get so recoil energy will be nearly identical.  The powder charge is smaller so there will be slightly less recoil but not enough to worry about.

The first 50 AT I tested was a 17 lb rifle with a very small muzzle brake.  From a standing position, you could tolerate the recoil for a few shots.  From the bench it was brutal.

In a 22-23 lb class rifle, still 5-10 lbs lighter then most BMG rifles, with a good brake, its tolerable, in the class of the 300 RUM.

Only way I would say that its recoil would be tolerable without a brake would be in a heavy bench rifle of at least 50 lbs.  I am not fond of recoil, I am sure there are many out there that could shoot it better then me but I have just trained my mind to not tolerate recoil anymore as I am very fond of muzzle brakes.

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6mm-338. Sort of a 22-250 on Steroids.

Jerry



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Nobody trying a 25-375 Ruger yet?



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that'd be a nice one, gene.

.243 and .264 off that case, too.



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Hey Kirby,I haven`t found the donor action yet,but what can you find me barrel wise for a .17 Remington in a varmint barrel?
I`m still trying to get my stuff together and need to find a donor action from a 223 Rem.
Probably a Rem 700
Possibly a Savage with the barrel nut removed.



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I would not call it strange, but I like the .375 Taylor, AKA .375 Chatfield-Taylor, AKA the .375/338 win. mag. :cool:Just the .338 Win. mag. necked up to take a .375 caliber bullet and will duplicate the .375 H&H in a 30-06 length magazine. Mine is based on a Ruger M77 tang safety model and sits in a (GASP!) Ramline stock. Total weight with scope, sling and a full magazine with one up the spout in 7.5 pounds. Recoil is up thee to be sure, but it's actually les than the felt recoil from my Ruger #1 in .375 H&H and that gun weighs almost 10 pound with scope, sling and a round up the spout.

I figure the next time I draw an elk tag, I'll take that one along for the ride.

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hey fifty,

what balistics are u achieving with those rounds? if u can give them for each that is.

say one particular bullet weight for each.



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I have a T/C Contender BBL in .25 / .222 Rem. Mag.--The case is blown-out to straight taper and the neck is moved forwarda bit! 

It's kind of a pain making brass.  You've got to neck up a .222 case with a .270 expander ball, then neck back down to .25 caliber to get the headspace necessary for it to fire the very first time (Fire-Formed).  After that no problems. 

Very accurate with the lighter 25 Cal. bullets!  Up to about 100 grains (Velocity about 2500 fps.).  I think it may actually be called the 25 Kimber per some data I've read in reloading manuals!  I tride .223 cases but the neck seems way too short.  .222 Mags work much better!

I've used it to kill a feral hog at about 80 yrds.  1-shot kill! 



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I'm new here but not to reloading.

I've seen load data for that .17/50BMG round. It's half a peck of finely ground coal dust soaked in two ounces of kerosene. I believe it requires an M80 seated over the primer to insure ignition.

Seriously... I have a Scott's .30 Improved. I found it in a second hand gun rack. It's a 1917 Eddystone, sporterized. The case is a .30-06 with the shoulder blown forward to more of a step than a shoulder. I've shot it, it does pretty good with 180 or 200 grain spitzers. Performance similar to .30 Gibbs.
I have no idea who Scott was.



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Dunno if it's all that wierd, but I'd never heard of it 'til last year; my buddy has a 6.5-06 ... basically a 30-06 necked down to 6.5mm ... rather easy to reload, forming cases from 25-06 cases is pretty easy (just neck it up).

Probably one of the most accurate hunting rifles I've seen (his is a german mauser build up his dad built years ago before his passing), and little recoil, looks good on the ballistics tables. the only manual I have with info on it is the new Sierra Manual, Hornady and Speer make no mention of it.  My buddy reloads for it (obviously).



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I have several cats around the house, but the most unusual is the 30 Harm. It is a 30 Caliber rimmed cartridge designed for the use of .308 rifle bullets in a revolver. The base cartridge was a 25-20 necked up to an almost straight case then fireformed. The sizing die was made from a 25-20 die with the shoulder removed using a carbide ball end mill. The case capacity is higher than a 30 carbine and the taper deminsions / ratio match the 30 carbine. I was able to get 1700 fps with a 165gr bullet out of a highly modified DW Super Mag frame with a 1-10 twist Douglas 10 inch barrel used as the test bed.

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