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.375 CheyTac necked to .358

 
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:50 AM
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.375 CheyTac necked to .358

.375 CheyTac or .408 CheyTac necked down to .358 or even .366 (9.3mm). Has any of you done this move? If so what type of speed and trajectory advantages did you figure and did it live up to your expectations? Are there good bullets in those calibers to make the move worthwhile?

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Paul
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Old 03-14-2014, 01:16 PM
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Re: .375 CheyTac necked to .358

I doubt you will find much support for that move on this site. There arent any good long range bullets in 358 cal as opposed to the .375 or 338 bullets. Trajectories would be lousy due to the low b.c. of the 358 bullets and you wouldnt see ANY gain over the 375 or 338 offerings. May I askwhy you are interested in the 358 cal?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:31 AM
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Re: .375 CheyTac necked to .358

Bruce Baer has a 35 cal. on the 408 case, he shoots CE bullets 340 gr. 3200 fps. as of now the bullets are made just for him!
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:29 PM
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Re: .375 CheyTac necked to .358

Well you see that's what I'm getting at.... There are no .358 bullet because we don't use .358. If we were to start using .358, more bullets would become available. Before the .408 CheyTac came to the plate, there wasn't much between .375 and .50 cal.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:11 AM
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Re: .375 CheyTac necked to .358

I started hunting years ago with a marlin in .35 Remington Caliber. It was a short range gun, but with the weaver 2.5X on it, it was really reliable. Later on and a few rifles later I happened across a model 7 in .350 Remington Mag. That was awesome. The power it had, and the hole it made was awesome. I've read a lot about the .358 STA, but the problems were always too short a magazine for the bullet and that the bullets were built for lesser .35 cal rifles like the .350 mag and the .35 Whelen. My question is when are the bullet guys going to give us some good bullets to venture towards the .358 CT, or .358/338 Lapua Mag ?
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:42 PM
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Re: .375 CheyTac necked to .358

It costs a heck of a lot of money to gear up for production of a new bullet. We really can't expect any of the major manufacturers to spend that kind of money and take the time away from what they are already producing unless there's a strong demand for the new offering.

Till something becomes popular enough to give them a satisfactory return on their investment we just have to be happy with what's out there or spend the money having them custom made by the few who will do such work.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:21 PM
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Re: .375 CheyTac necked to .358

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It costs a heck of a lot of money to gear up for production of a new bullet. We really can't expect any of the major manufacturers to spend that kind of money and take the time away from what they are already producing unless there's a strong demand for the new offering.

Till something becomes popular enough to give them a satisfactory return on their investment we just have to be happy with what's out there or spend the money having them custom made by the few who will do such work.

Right now most the bullets I shoot are custom made by a select few. That's not what I'm asking though.

I guess what I was wondering is if Heavy VLD .358 bullets were available. Would there be a market for them in a cartridge that may have started life as a .375 or .408 CT brass. The only things that would give them a market that was worth persuling would be...

A) are the bullets and Barrels accurate consistently?
B) is there an advantage (Power or Trajectory) one way or the other over going with the .375, or the .338 either up or down in size ?
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