Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and
I have three prints here of my design for the 577 trex case. A 30 cal version, 338 cal and 375 cal version. Case length is 2.75 inches, 35 degree shoulder and .010 body taper.
Should net about 140~165 grains of water.
I've got a 40 in pacnor barrel here for the 30 cal and am going to be getting a 40 in 338 barrel. I got a quote from a brass making company out of Penn I believe, 12.50 a piece for the brass already formed to my dimensions, a bit more than the 408 cases cost. 400 dollars set-up cost 150 for correct headstamp if you want it stamped with the name and 12.50 a piece. So all together for one run of 10 pieces 675.00, and who says this sport aint expensive [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. If anyone has the dough please feel free to experiment.
I think I am going to just lathe turn some cases and make my own at that cost.
Its bascially a huge wsm case.