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wildcat ideas

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by creedmoorar, May 28, 2010.

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  1. creedmoorar

    creedmoorar Member

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    i know theres websites that has lists of wildcats but lets hear some of your wildcat ideas
     
  2. R.W.Dale

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    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.
     
  3. JimKirk

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  5. Brock K

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    I agree with most pretty much everything has been done or tried.. Ackley is a good read so is wildcat cartridges..
     
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    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)
     
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    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.
     
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    Sounds like a 45-70 to me...
     
  10. R.W.Dale

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    red is mine
     
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