Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

200 gr wildcats

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-20-2006, 05:11 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21
200 gr wildcats

Any one try these out yet in a 7mm 9twist barrel? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-20-2006, 05:58 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,793
Re: 200 gr wildcats

Bigiron,

I sent some to a customer of mine who tested them in his 7mm AM with a 1-9 four groove. Groups at 100 yards were a shade over 3/4 moa and a couple groups at 300 yards looked to be around 1/3 moa.

He had a very limited number to test, really all I wanted to know is if they would land on point. At least at the velocities produced by the 7mm AM in a 30" pipe, it appears that 1-9 will do it, at least from that limited testing.

I have a 1-9 6 groove Lilja I am going to be making myslef an ultra light rifle with. It is a #3 contour and will be 27" long with a Rem 700 receiver and H-S precision sporter stock and DM system. Should be building that soon so I will be able to offer more information as well with the 200 gr pills in that twist. If they do not work in the shorter barrel, I will just have Richard ship me some 175 gr ULD RBBTs but I am hoping to use the 200 gr ULD RBBTs.

I think there have been a couple guys on here test them in the 7mm RUM with factory barrels. Some results were good, some not so good, typical with factory rifles.

Good Shooting!!

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 649
Re: 200 gr wildcats

Here is a test I did with some pretty good data. I used a Remington 7mm STW Sendero with a 9 1/4 twist.
http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...part=1&vc=1
__________________
Fast, Flat, and Accurate
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-21-2006, 10:43 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21
Re: 200 gr wildcats

Thanks fifty & dakor. Now I wonder how those 7&8 twist bbls did with the 200's [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-21-2006, 11:18 AM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,793
Re: 200 gr wildcats

THey do great as long as velocity is held to 3200 fps or so. I do now feel though that a 1-8 twist with at least a 5 groove design is a better match for this bullet and with the 7mm AM a 1-9 with at least a 5 groove should be great as far as bullets being able to handle as much velocity as the round can produce.

The 1-7 twist is still viable though, there are some 225 and 250 gr ULD RBBTs coming soon which will require this twist and with the velocity of these very heavy bullets, they should not stress the bullet with this twist rate.

This was the original reason why we went with the 1-7 Lilja barrels, to hopefully cover everything from the 200 gr up to the 250 gr ULD RBBT. Still a 200 gr ULD RBBT loaded to 3200 fps is hardly anything to feel bad about!!!



This old boy took two of them in the shoulder at 715 yards before he could make it to the brushline. An extra 100 fps would not have killed him any faster!!

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-21-2006, 12:44 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,666
Re: 200 gr wildcats

Kirby,
With my 7T Lilja barreled Center-grip XP-100 specialty handgun in 7mm Dakota do you see any benefit in either of the two heavier bullets that Richard will come out with?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-22-2006, 09:32 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21
Re: 200 gr wildcats

Fifty, nice hog.
225&250 will be interesting.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 200 gr wildcats
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
200 gr wildcats Booney Reloading 2 08-21-2009 05:59 AM
What do you think? 270 WSM and 169.5 Wildcats bigngreen Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 6 07-06-2009 08:48 PM
Anyone have some 7mm Wildcats Tikka Lover Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 0 05-04-2009 06:55 PM
.243 wsm and wildcats? strictlyRUM Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 01-09-2007 02:40 PM
338 Wildcats Ron Johnson Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 07-14-2004 11:00 PM

Current Poll
Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course - 72.94%
1,650 Vote
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. - 27.06%
612 Votes
Total Votes: 2,262
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC