.270 Wildcat idea for 165/175 Matrix
I've been kicking around the idea of a wildcat for the 165 or 175 gr Matrix VLD, or 170 Berger if they ever get made. I took into account brass price and quality, load pressures, barrel length (26" preferred), and be able to use a suppressor for .300 WM. I initally looked at the 270 WSM, but it would have to be loaded fairly hot to reach 3000+ fps. I think the 7 LRM is a perfect canidate for the wildcat. I like the long neck, and I've heard great things about the brass. Dies and brass are avialable from Gunwerks (bushing dies for the 7 LRM, I believe). A good load of H1000, or even Retumbo, would easily push the 165 to 3100 fps or the 175 to 3000 with decently low chamber pressures, I think at least. That combo would be very effective on elk to 1k yds and deer/antelope to 1300+ yds. These are my ideas at least. Am I thinking crazy?
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