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Old 05-14-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default Wildcat Cartridges.

lets talk and discuss widlcat cartridges. old ones, new ones and those that started out as wildcats and became factory cartridges.

lets discuss their history and where some started at and where that have ended up at over time.

lets even discuss our ideas for a new wildcat and what we could expect from it.

wildcat cartridges are one of those really interesting subjects of guns and cartridges i love to learn about and to talk about.

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I would like to start this one by saying that the 06 & H&H case have probably spawned more factory Wildcat cartridges than any other in history !...............

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lets start big and relatively new then with the 408 Cheytac thing is a beast! I wanna shoot it! ALOT!

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lets start big and relatively new then with the 408 Cheytac thing is a beast! I wanna shoot it! ALOT!
What about the .416 Barrett ?...............
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Every cartridge in existence started out as a wildcat did it not?

Whether it happened in someone's basement or in a fancy test facility somebody had to ask, what happens with this bullet, in this cartridge, in this barrel, with this much of this powder?

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Whether it happened in someone's basement or in a fancy test facility somebody had to ask, what happens with this bullet, in this cartridge, in this barrel, with this much of this powder?

Actually I think the definition of a wildcat is when someone takes an existing cartridge and modifies it(usually seating a much smaller bullet) with a big powder charge


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Wildcats? well, we HAD a bunch of .50 BMG brass, but all we had was some .22 and .17 caliber bullets, SO...........

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Incidentally- this probably should not be considered a true wildcat- but it IS rather interesting-

You are all familiar with the 7.62x25 pistol cartridge- aka the Tokarev? Instead of loading that with the usual 7.62 bullet, load it with a .30 cal sabot, holding a .25 or .22 caliber bullet. Rather fast little thing!

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looks like the powder charge would probably vaporize the projectiles.
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