Originally Posted by azsugarbear
There is a large elephant in the room that everbody seems to be ignoring. Is there a reliable source yet for either the 169.5 or 195 grain wildcat bullets yet?
Short answer is No for the 270 AM.
Wildcat is already in the expansion mode and will be adding more floor space and bringing on employees. They have to move to a differently zoned area.
They have quite a back log of 7mm 200 gr bullet orders.
Things will progress rapidly after the move which may even be in progress or already happened. I'm not positive though.
A personal thought - I think the 195 is a bit heavy for the 270 AM. I believe Richard's original intent was a 180 class bullet. He 'just happened' to have some long jackets that resulted in the 195s w/o trimming. I'm hoping I'm recalling things correctly.
While doing some testing we put together a 180 grain bullet. I guestimated a warm load for it. It came out with a MV of 3300. No pressure signs and it felt good but the J4 jacket wasn't up to par.