If you were a wildcatter, what kind of cartridge would you create ?

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  1. CraigC
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    Two, actually. Both rimmed, straightwall .40 caliber revolver cartridges. One would be a 1.2"-1.4" magnum case similar to the .401PowerMag. It would operate at 36-40,000psi and 'may' be viable for some existing .357 platforms. The other would be its little brother, one at .44 Special length but rated at 20-25,000psi. Something that would get a 200gr to 1200fps. Target platforms would be medium .357 framed guns like the Colt SAA, medium frame Blackhawk, GP100 and S&W L-frame. Along with various jacketed and cast bullets from 200gr to 250gr.
     
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  2. 270OKIE

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    I believe that's called 5.7x28...
     
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    Burn out barrels with unprecedented speed
     
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  4. kmw1954

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    6mm Valkyrie just for punchin paper.
     
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  5. T.R.

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    I would alter the .308 case to accept 9.3mm bullets as a heavy hitter for moose hunting.

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  6. kmw1954

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    Now I find that this looks like what they are calling the 6mm ARC.
     
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  7. MacAR

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    I'd like to figure out a way to take a 25 acp, neck it to .224, put a rim on it, and then stick it in an old Stevens Favorite converted from rim to centerfire. It'd be a crackerjack small game/ woods wandering gun. Not too loud, pushing 40gr Hornet type bullet at about 1100fps, and reloadable with (mostly) common components. Should be plenty enough gun for squirrels, rabbits, etc. I'm not nearly smart enough to figure out how to do it myself, and can't afford to have it done. But dreaming is fun, after all.

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  8. Reloadron
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    It was about 25 years ago, I was loading the 7.62 X 25 Tokarev when I had a thought. The idea involved starting with a Ruger revolver chambered for the 30 Carbine.

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    Ream the cylinder to a .357 magnum cartridge diameter. I took 357 brass and necked it down. The end result was a 7.62 x 25 round on steroids and a rimmed cartridge. Had a draftsman friend make up the actual drawings but never to the idea to fruition. I was a fan of the 45-38 Clerke which has several other names. Still have a set of RCBS dies for that one. Pretty cool round but after about 3 loadings you had split case necks. :(

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