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Old 10-25-2012, 02:34 AM   #81
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.458 all American would be nice to get.

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I don't remember it been over twenty years of it built one

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #83
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I don't remember it been over twenty years of it built one
Well its a truelly worthless caliber IMHO. As a smith that LOVES wildcats and oddballs iv messed w just bout everything and the Zipper-of any sort sucks.
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Many are missing the exactly what a wildcat cartridge is. These are cartridges that are either improvements over existing cartridges (IE Ackly Improved) or completely new cartridgs of cartridges created from another one by changing caliber or cartridge length. One major part of a wildcat is that there is NO SAMMI specs for pressure and there is no load data out unless it is a very popular round like some of the 6mm offerings.

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Yeah, What he said.^^^^^^^^^^^

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I reload, but whenever I rebarrel a rifle, seldom ever consider some wildcat cartridge for it. Just do not want to invest in the dies and etc. for a wildcat.

However, I do own a couple of type 38 Arisaka that have been rechambered from 6.5x50 Jap to 6.5x257R (aka 6.5x57). I enjoy shooting them on occassion at range. Easy for me to reload. Have 257R and 6.5x55 Swede rifles and can use their reloading dies to make my ammo, using either 257R brass or 7mm mauser brass. Resize with 257 die resizer, then take the 6.5 Swede resizing die and set it just to neck size brass to 6.5 and bingo, have 6.5x257 brass.

Decent accuracy with the 6.5x257R rifles, recoil is very mild.

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Many are missing the exactly what a wildcat cartridge is. These are cartridges that are either improvements over existing cartridges (IE Ackly Improved) or completely new cartridgs of cartridges created from another one by changing caliber or cartridge length. One major part of a wildcat is that there is NO SAMMI specs for pressure and there is no load data out unless it is a very popular round like some of the 6mm offerings.
my definition of a wildcat cartridge is one that there isn't any factory ammo made for a particular chambering. if someone decides to start making factory ammo for a particular cartridge, then it's no longer a wildcat. obsolete cartridges to me are calibers that were once offered as factory but no one currently does anymore.
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my definition of a wildcat cartridge is one that there isn't any factory ammo made for a particular chambering. if someone decides to start making factory ammo for a particular cartridge, then it's no longer a wildcat. obsolete cartridges to me are calibers that were once offered as factory but no one currently does anymore.
Where does the Hammerhead fall then old and not so wise one??
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Where does the Hammerhead fall then old and not so wise one??
if someone starts making factory loaded ammo for it, then it has moved out of the wildcat status to me.

now here is a confused one, IIRC, no one ever made a factory chambered rifle in 338-06, but several ammo makers have factory loaded ammo available for it. is the 338-06 a wildcat?
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if someone starts making factory loaded ammo for it, then it has moved out of the wildcat status to me.

now here is a confused one, IIRC, no one ever made a factory chambered rifle in 338-06, but several ammo makers have factory loaded ammo available for it. is the 338-06 a wildcat?
You know hornady makes Hammerhead ammo.
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