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bigdaddy573 10-19-2012 12:14 PM

out of curiosity what your favorite wildcat cartridge??
 
I have been looking at wildcat cartridges lately and im wounding whats your guys favorite and why. I have been looking up the 338-06 and the 6.5-06 and one day when I finely get the chance I would like to put one together for deer/pig hunting :)

Rick1967 10-19-2012 12:35 PM

7-30 Waters. It is a necked down 30-30 case. The shoulder is pushed forward to increase powder capacity. I use a 140 grain soft point 7mm boattail bullet. I shoot it out of a 14 inch barreled Thompson Contender.

303tom 10-19-2012 03:47 PM

The .25-06, probably the oldest & baddest wildcat out there..............

nitestalker 10-19-2012 04:29 PM

The 7-30 or 25-06 cartridges are no longer Wildcats. Both of these Ctgs. have been adopted by arms companies and can be bought OTC. The 22-250, .223 Rem, .220 Swift the list is endless that started out as Wild Cats.:D

bigdaddy573 10-19-2012 07:33 PM

Alright guy im talking about true wildcats that if you want it you got to build it and handload it I agree with you tom the 25-06 is a great round hard to beat.

cottontop 10-19-2012 07:45 PM

I would think the 6.5-284 would be a great cartridge. Why? Shorter case, same capasity as the 06.
cottontop

bigdaddy573 10-19-2012 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cottontop
I would think the 6.5-284 would be a great cartridge. Why? Shorter case, same capasity as the 06.
cottontop

I love the 6.5-284 it a great long range caliber for hunting and target shooting

nitestalker 10-19-2012 11:44 PM

The Wildcat parent of the 25-06 Renington was the .25 Niedner. Remington changed the shoulder and neck to make the 25-06 Remington.:)

Axxe55 10-20-2012 12:29 AM

the one that i really like is the 6.5-06 A-Square. excellent ballistics and is one of the few legitimate wildcat cartridges left. doesn't and hasn't been offered as a factory chambering. no one makes factory loaded ammo for it. they make reamers for chambering, and barrel makers will chamber a barrel for it. you can get dies for reloading and even one company, Quality Cartridge makes headstamped cases for it. some of the load data books show data for it. it's not rare, but having one pretty much gaurantees that not everyone will have one. :cool:

nitestalker 10-20-2012 01:11 AM

The .264s are great. Axx55 how does that round compare to the .264 Win Mag. sounds close.:)


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