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creedmoorar
May 28, 2010, 08:56 PM
i know theres websites that has lists of wildcats but lets hear some of your wildcat ideas

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R.W.Dale
May 28, 2010, 10:25 PM
There isn't anything that could possibly be come up with in this thread that hasn't already been done 6 ways to Sunday and isn't closely replicated by a factory chambering.

IMO wildcatting is dead! Or at the ability to come up with something unique is.

JimKirk
May 28, 2010, 10:33 PM
Read some of P. O. Ackley's books, all the new ideas were tried 50 years ago at least once. About the only thing that has made much change has been powder.

Jimmy K

fireman 9731
May 29, 2010, 10:04 AM
I think a really short fat round might do something interesting. Something like an inch in diameter and an inch tall. Rimmed and say 30 caliber. It would have to be in a beefy single shot action and it probably wont do anything other rounds wont do. But it would still be neat just to see if it performed any differently.

Brock K
May 29, 2010, 12:00 PM
I agree with most pretty much everything has been done or tried.. Ackley is a good read so is wildcat cartridges..

Snake
May 30, 2010, 12:09 AM
what about a 10mm case necked to a 7.62 85gr tokarev? Its truely a fatter case with more capacity so a tokarev going 1600fps might go 2000fps! I dunno,might work.

that would be as fast or faster than the FN 5.7 pistol and about twice the weight! that would be a penetrator!

similar idea but already done with a 9mm (9x25dillon)

Roccobro
May 30, 2010, 02:19 AM
what about a 10mm case necked to a 7.62 85gr tokarev?

Sounds just like .357 Sig to me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.357_SIG


Justin

Deus Machina
May 30, 2010, 06:38 AM
I've been toying with the idea of getting a custom barrel for something to produce .17HMR ballistics with a heavier bullet, in a reloadable format. A necked-down .223 of some sort, or even necked-down pistol cartridges should work. A .17x.25 or .32? Small, compact, lightning-quick. Fun. :D Would love trying that with .30 carbine or .357, if I could buy barrels in six-packs. I understand it's been done in .17x.40, which is an... unusual round.

Or, conversely, de-neck a .30-06, .308, 7.62x54r, or even x39. It would pretty much emulate a hot 10mm or .41 or .44 magnum, I figure, but a straightwalled .308 or x39 and a new barrel, spring, and slight mods to a Saiga or AR would get one heck of a thumper.

In fact, doing that with a x54r or .30-30 could get it into a handgun-capable format that could outperform any revolver-based round of the same diameter. You'd have to do some experimenting and bring along a wrist brace, though.

fireman 9731
May 30, 2010, 11:44 AM
Or, conversely, de-neck a .30-06, .308, 7.62x54r, or even x39. It would pretty much emulate a hot 10mm or .41 or .44 magnum, I figure, but a straightwalled .308 or x39 and a new barrel, spring, and slight mods to a Saiga or AR would get one heck of a thumper.

Sounds like a 45-70 to me...

R.W.Dale
May 30, 2010, 01:07 PM
I've been toying with the idea of getting a custom barrel for something to produce .17HMR ballistics with a heavier bullet, in a reloadable format. A necked-down .223 of some sort 17 fireball or 17rem or even necked-down pistol cartridges should work. A .17x.25 or .32? 5mm Craig, 17Hornet Small, compact, lightning-quick. Fun. :D Would love trying that with .30 carbine or .357 22Johnson Spitfire, 17/30 carbine (pee-wee), 17bee if I could buy barrels in six-packs. I understand it's been done in .17x.40, which is an... unusual round.



Or, conversely, de-neck a .30-06, .308, 7.62x54r, or even x39. It would pretty much emulate a hot 10mm or .41 or .44 magnum, I figure, but a straightwalled .308 or x39 and a new barrel, spring, and slight mods to a Saiga or AR would get one 44automag,444rimless,9x39russian even 50-56 spencer in the case of x54r, 45-70 saiga shotgun conversions have been around for awhile now heck of a thumper.

In fact, doing that with a x54r or .30-30 could get it into a handgun-capable format that could outperform any revolver-based round of the same diameter. not at all, x54 straight is not going to come close to 500 or 460 S&W and 35-30 and the like have been done to death as a way to have a mild cartridge that won't stretch a contender frame You'd have to do some experimenting and bring along a wrist brace, though.

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