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.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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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?
You could also use the .300 WIN Mag as a parent case, though this could be a problem with its short neck, which could be fixed. The plain old 7mm REM Mag would be a good canidate, if its neck was lengthened. Brass is a lot easier to find for these than the 7mm LRM. The problem is, the .270 Weatherby Magnum would be the same as one of these wildcats, that I mentioned. I feel like the .375 Ruger which is the 7mm LRM parent case, may be too overbore. The .270cal is at max with a medium sized magnum case. After that I feel you burn too much powder with little gains in velocity and barrel life depletes quickly. It sure would be cool though to have a capable 1000yd elk killer. that was .270cal!
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Re: .270 Wildcat idea for 165/175 Matrix

.270 Dakota sounds about right...
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.270 Dakota sounds about right...
That would surely fit the bill, but its to overbore in my opinion.
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Re: .270 Wildcat idea for 165/175 Matrix

As soon as I saw the title, I thought, "how about a 270-375 Ruger?" Then I see that that is what the 7 LRM is!
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Re: .270 Wildcat idea for 165/175 Matrix

Here ya go

Just a little teaser
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That would surely fit the bill, but its to overbore in my opinion.
There's the 7mm Dakota which is a little smaller than the 300 Dakota. IMO, the 7 Dakota (or 7 LRM) is the next logical step up from a WSM. There is the 7RM and 300 WM in between but wildcats off belted mags just don't cut it with me.

Another options is to neck down the 6x68S and maybe improve it a little.

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But I like shorter cases.
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