out of curiosity what your favorite wildcat cartridge??

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bigdaddy573, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    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 :)
     
  2. Rick1967

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    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.
     

  3. 303tom

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

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    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
     
  5. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. cottontop

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    I would think the 6.5-284 would be a great cartridge. Why? Shorter case, same capasity as the 06.
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  7. bigdaddy573

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

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    The Wildcat parent of the 25-06 Renington was the .25 Niedner. Remington changed the shoulder and neck to make the 25-06 Remington.:)
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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:
     
  10. nitestalker

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    The .264s are great. Axx55 how does that round compare to the .264 Win Mag. sounds close.:)
     
  11. bigdaddy573

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    If I aint mistaken the 264 is a couple hundred feet faster then the 6.5-06 but not 100% sure
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    very similar. going by bullet coeffecient and using the same type and weight of bullets, and basing the bullet drop in inches from the velocity, they tend to show that they are very, very close.

    using Noslers reloading data, the difference in velocity actually is 100 fps or less. some loads depending on powder used, the 6.5-06 is faster by a margin and some powders the 264 is faster by a margin.

    the biggest difference i see is that the 6.5-06 is based from the 30-06 case and the 264 is based on a magnum case and the 264 takes more powder to achieve the very similar results. down range the 264 will have an advantage due to a little better energy at a couple hundred ft. lbs. using the same weight bullets.
     
  13. bigdaddy573

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    Dose any of you know about a 6.5-243 wildcat I did some looking and I came across a 6.5-243wssm but nothing about the standerd 243 case?
     
  14. 303tom

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    OK, the 6.5-06 then, or the .25/303
     
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    That would be the 6.5-08.................
     
  16. bigdaddy573

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    Wouldnt that be the same as the 260 remington?
     
  17. nitestalker

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    The .240 Cobre was used for years in rebored .220 Swift barrels that gave out. The .240 was a 6MM based on the Swift Case. Interesting over 100 years ago the Swift was the 6MM Lee Navy Ctg.:)
     
  18. bigdaddy573

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    I like the thought about the 270-08 seems like a nice round to look at
     
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    I like the 25 Souper, (.308 Win necked down to .257).
    Excellent deer round.
     
  20. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I never heard of the 25 souper