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Strangest Wildcat you know anyone having
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 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 09:29 PM
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The WSM patents were filed in 1997, if more than one year earlier your BIL invented and made the same thing he was first. And if he publicly used the thing or showed the concept in a drawing to others, he could prove the WSM patent was invalid!



 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 09:40 PM
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Bear, I appreciate your input and will email my BIL and pass the information on. I will let you know what he says. Very interesting.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 9th, 2011 06:33 PM
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BEAR wrote: The WSM patents were filed in 1997, if more than one year earlier your BIL invented and made the same thing he was first. And if he publicly used the thing or showed the concept in a drawing to others, he could prove the WSM patent was invalid!
I am waiting for my BIL to respond back. My sister said he has been gone for a couple of weeks fly fishing down in Belize for tarpon and permit, the bast***. We had snow here the last two days.

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Ballard-I shoot a 225x6mm (225 Winchester necked up to 6mm) in a Winchester Model 1885.
Low recoil, very effective.



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Bear,
I got a response back from my BIL regarding his wildcat, he doesn't say when he developed the cartridge so I will ask him if he remembers the date (approximately). But below is a quote from what he wrote me regarding the cartridge:

"I took a look at the 300 Winchester Short Magnum cartridge, similar but not quite the same.  I took the 378/460 Weatherby Magnum cartridge and shortened it and put a 30* shoulder on it."


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 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2011 12:02 AM
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My BIL said he developed the cartridge in the mid 80's. Interesting.

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FBR, Missed your post about the Lee gauge for your 303-25 case. If you are going to simly neck the 303 down. I think the closest you'd get off the shelf would be a .257 Roberts The 303 case dimensions I have say case length as follows.

303 British 2.222 .257 Roberts 2.233 Difference of only .011

Pretty close. You could grind the tip down that much and it would still function just fine. Just drop the new gauge minus the cutter in a case to see it you have enough sticking out to be able to grind the tip back and still touch the case holder.

Your other option is to have someone lathe turn a 303 gauge down to .25. RD

Dimensions from here: http://stevespages.com/page8d.htm



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I finally picked up a Savage 99 in 300 saqv with a takedown barrel. I am building three new barrels for it, 1 in 22-250, 1 in 6.5-300sav and probably 1 in 250 sav. I have owned a few 250 takedown but this is the first 300 I have found so now I get to play with it. The 22-250 and 6.5 barrels will be meduim weight flutted 26" tubes. the 250 and 300 sav barrels are standard length and contour. should be fun. Good to see someone else looking at the 6.5-300.



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My daughter built a 458 WM necked down to 375, did it just for a project to play with, suprising to say the least!



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338-284S; Its the 284 case opened up to .338 and shorted.125 to work thru a short action Rem. 700, uses 210 Nosler and 215 Serrias both at 2600,in a 22 " barrle, lite easy to pack. The throats been opened so you use all the case, and holds 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 moa at 100yds.



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I am currently preparing to do a 20 LBC. The 264 LBC case necked to 20. I have Black Hole Weaponry barrel and am waiting on a set of 20 PPC dies so I can start the project. This should be a real screamer out of an AR. I predict it will be at least 200 FPS faster than my 20 Tactical at this point.

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22-250 necked up to .338.... LOL



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Saw this over on AR15dot com. There was no explanation with it but it looks interesting.



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Perhaps it's the famous Eargesplittenshootzenboomer Ackley Improved. :roflmao:



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Barrett did this as the .416 in order to side-step the the Kalifornian legislators (whaddah bunch of low-lifes, huh?) Anyhow, if/when I get my Baarret, I'll be going for the .416 since it does a lot better than the .50 BMG at longer ranges, and if you have 50 BMG ammo, you can resize it to .416B.

As to "weird", check out the 9.3 Wilson. It's the .325 WSM (or 300 WSM...) necked to 9.3mm (.366"), but @ 2.85" OaL the bullets impinge too much on the case capacity with those wonderful, heavy-jacketed but larger, heavier bullets, so you only get v. slow velocities.

So.. I upgraded it to the 370 MRW, (370 Mesa RifleWorks Wildcat) which is the 325 WSM necked up, but also the chamber is reamed to allow the bullet to sit out for a Cart OaL of 3.15" instead of all of those WSMs' measly 2.85" OaLs.

Now we're talkin'! 286gr bullet @ 2620 fps! Do Not Step In It's Way!

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I ran across a 9.3-300 Win Mag, a 300 Win Mag necked up to 9.3. The gun was a European P17 re-bored. It would be in the same league as a .375 H&H or 9.3x64 Brenneke. I'm not a real big fan of recoil, so I didn't buy it. My biggest rifle calibre is 8x57, followed closely by an '06.

My old P.O. Ackley book mentioned a .600 NE necked to shoot phonograph needles. Unfortunately phonograph needles are now worth too much on E-Bay to make shooting it practical. He also listed an "Earsplittingloudenboomer"



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A friend of mine has been working on a 17/38. It's a 38 Spcl necked down to 17 cal. Right now he's tring to get more speed out of it and still keep the accuracy.



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I use to have a 2 inch .458 on a mauser action I am not sure what it was good for.Also I once owned a 6.5X61 S&H making it a little less than a 264 Winchester Mag.One time I traded for a 5.6X61 Vom Hofe Super Express.The problem is trying to find good bullets,the bore diameter was .228 and brass was very expensive.It is not a true Wildcat but close enough.



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72 coupe, I literally laughed out loud when i saw this your pic.!!! 17-50 bmg???? probably has a little powder bridging problem. lol lol lol! If it didn't blow your gun up and blow your face off the chrony would probably say holy $%it. Great pic!!



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RD just sent me some 8mm cast bullets for me to try in my 8x41R.
I am sure someone else did the same thing, but I used the .357 max. case, necked down to 8mm and fitted a turkoff barrel to a Handi action then reamed it to fit the case.
I made the sizing die and crimp in my .32 SP die.
I have just added gas checks, lubed and tryed 2 rounds of each weight, 185gr and 210gr.
My interest is in s subsonic varmint round, with a pressure of less than 22,500 psi.
Quick load shows the loads are well below that,
with the 1200fps velocity I wanted.

185gr, 7gr Herco, 1220fps and calculated 20,000 psi
210gr, 6.5gr Herco, 1180fps and calculated 20,000 psi.
Work fine, thanks, RD.

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