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300 and 338 Mini Raptor

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Unread 12-09-2013, 12:27 PM
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Re: 300 and 338 Mini Raptor

Originally Posted by No Fear in Accuracy View Post
That's true. If the "prototype" wildcat is similar to 338 RCM, then I'll take a look at it. I guess I overlooked at this cartridge.

Sometimes, I feel that I'm wasting time and money by pushing the shoulder down, cut off a piece of brass and be able to fit in short action. Now, it is no longer called 338 Lapua. (perhaps called it 338 Lapua midget?)

What you see the prototype wildcat in the photo isn't real. I resized it from 338 Lapua to 338 Lapua Short Mag in Photoshop. It costs me nothing.

Suppose, I have Stiller Tac 338 long action with the bolt face .588, I can switch the barrel, one for 338 Lapua and one for 338 Lapua Short Mag. Depending if I'm at the open field or in the bush on that day...

I did not mean to talk you out of making a wild cat, just that there are other cartridges that are very close to what you want to end up with.

I also like the Lapua brass but it is not necessary on all cartridges so often times I use other brands and have good luck with it.

To me, messing with a parent case and making something different is fun, but sometimes just not worth the effort or cost if a standard cartridge will do the same.

I like wild cats that fill a void between factory cartridges in performance that best suits the need.

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