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Strangest Wildcat you know anyone having
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 Posted: Sat Feb 14th, 2009 02:38 PM
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What is the strangest wildcat you know of any of your friends,shooting acquaintances or yourself having?
Not to much on my end.
One of my buddies has a custom, 7mm-300Weatherby Magnum.It was built for his father who was a devout elk hunter.The old man had been a competitive long range shooter while he was in the army till he retired.
As his heath began to fade he couldn`t hump the Rocky mountains as he once had.The rifle was built for him to shoot at extreme distances.It is extremely heavy and his son would hump the rifle for his father to get him into ranges he could hit with it.
The biggest bull elk I`ve ever seen anywhere,his father shot with it at over 600 yards.:wink:
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the .408chytac case necked down to .338 & .375



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A friend of mine, who is a Contender freak, has a .14 Flea... 32 ACP necked down used in a custom Contender bbl.

The forming and loading dies alone cost more than a brand new (then) Contender. Plus very special cleaning equipment, and expensive bullets.

He lives in a rural area and has a few cattle which are sometimes harassed by local dogs.. When I asked him what he used it for besides targets, he replied that it really unzips the town dogs, fairly quiet, too.



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303 british necked up to 375 the wilcat is called a 375 jennings after the gunsmith who developed it.apparently it is a good round to shoot i have been told



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I've always wanted to take a 50 bmg and neck it down to a 45cal ,

I know there are the  .416's to get around the 50cal ban in the northern mexican socialist state of kaliforia,

but i think I could have a lot of fun with a 45-50bmg say a 350-500 grain bullets and a lot of scope, you could realy reach out and touch someone with that :wink:


Hey this might even qualify for that "nasty coyote round":troll:




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wouldnt u get something close to the .460 steyr then woodsman?



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i dont know of anyone personaly but there was a guy on gunsamerica.com that is selling a .375 mirage (.505 gibbs necked down)



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I'm designing a .17/50. 50BMG case necked down to .17. Velocities should be 12-14,000FPS. Should be mighty lethal on prairie dogs. Only problem is there is a projected barrel life of six shots. Oh, well.



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http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197214   how about the 12 gauge from hell?



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WG, Ed's been posting the "12 Gauge from Hell" over on the sister site Baitshopboyz.com for a couple of years too. Long thread over there with many pictures. RD



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Dirtkicker wrote: I'm designing a .17/50. 50BMG case necked down to .17. Velocities should be 12-14,000FPS. Should be mighty lethal on prairie dogs. Only problem is there is a projected barrel life of six shots. Oh, well.


Already been done...

In fact the 50BMG case has been necked up and down to every caliber.  Sorry guys, you were born too late to join in the "new cartridge" club.

 

 

 

My most unique is a 17/444.  Not very good, as the projectile vaporizes at about 6 yards from the velocity......6,150fps!!  Built on a Thompson Center action, barrel was purchased as a .172" blank from PacNor.  Worst of all is brass prep.....normally end up with 5-7 good out of 20 cases, and it takes forever to make one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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i read an article several years ago on a 17/44 mag that steve herret built on a martini action.he would ride around the golf course and vaporize ground sqirrels with it.now that is golfin!!



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sdb777 wrote: Dirtkicker wrote: I'm designing a .17/50. 50BMG case necked down to .17. Velocities should be 12-14,000FPS. Should be mighty lethal on prairie dogs. Only problem is there is a projected barrel life of six shots. Oh, well.


Already been done...

In fact the 50BMG case has been necked up and down to every caliber.  Sorry guys, you were born too late to join in the "new cartridge" club.

 

 

 

My most unique is a 17/444.  Not very good, as the projectile vaporizes at about 6 yards from the velocity......6,150fps!!  Built on a Thompson Center action, barrel was purchased as a .172" blank from PacNor.  Worst of all is brass prep.....normally end up with 5-7 good out of 20 cases, and it takes forever to make one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't know how unusual it is but I have a Remington 40 XB Rangemaster rebarreled into a 6mm/250 Savage.  Now to get a chance to get out and shoot it!  :eek2:



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Here you go!

 

50BMG necked down to .223 caliber(reference a .22-250Rem on the left)


 

Think that is proof?  And I only smoke cigars while I'm fishing.....

 

 

 

 

 

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and how many of these have been shot and from what?
  i would hate to buy the form die set needed for that.



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the 357 bobcat is a bit strange with the addition of the plastic sleve.



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Now that would be a 30-Cody! This 18 pound rifle impressed me years ago. Perhaps it was the granddaddy of all sniper rifles, don't know.:wink:



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18# rifle for a cody, tonk?  mercy sake.

the cartridge is a rigby case necked down to .30 cal, correct?



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Klallen....I left out the "Express" in the title of that caliber! Yes, it is called the 30-Cody Express and the parent case is the .416 Rigby.

The one I saw was in a stationary type rifle and the guy was shooting P-Dogs way out younder that day. He had a muzzle brake on the end of the barrel, first I ever saw and a scope that was half a city block long on that 28 inch barrel.



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