Re: 500 Jeffery based wildcats
I posted this info earlier and all the case capacities are from the ammo guide website.... the case capacity for my 338 Wolverine is from the Quick Design software...
I don't know how accurate either source is and will be verifying that info as soon as I have a handful of fired cases in my hand and will post the info on this thread......
338 Wolverine case water capacity 145.2 gr
approx. 18 gr. more than the .338 Excalibur
23 gr. more than the .338-378 WBY
27 gr. more than the 8.59 Lazzeroni Titan
33 gr. more than the .338 Lapua Mag
37 gr. more than the .338 Edge
40 gr. more than the .338 Norma Mag and .338 RUM
62 gr. more then the .338 Winchester Mag
(these are ammoguide water capacity estimates)
all these estimates may vary + or - a grain or two, just a ball park comparison to give you an idea of case capacity.......
the 338 Wolverine is based on the max case length of the 500 Jeffery.....
another option I have been playing around with is using the max case length of the 500 AHR (about 1/4" longer) just use the 338 Wolverine reamer and go deeper, Quick Design shows about 10-12 gr more capacity but will require deep seating of bullets because of COAL limitations .... on a larger action It won't be a problem..... I will probably end up doing that as soon as the bbl needs to be set back, I'll just set the bbl back a few threads and run the reamer in deeper , touch up the muzzle and give her hell !
338 Wolverine + Teeth ? lol....
I do have plans for using the heavier CE bullets, just haven't got my hands on any yet and couldn't tell you the velocity without lying .......
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Last edited by Swamplord; 03-25-2013 at 05:56 AM..