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Old 02-10-2011, 04:47 AM
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Case size between 408 and BMG?

Hi does anyone know if there a previously manufactured case between cheytac and BMG case size? A couple of us are looking at an option to create a faster 458 off, yet stay away from BMG sized actions.

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Old 02-10-2011, 09:17 AM
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Re: Case size between 408 and BMG?

I think I saw a picture a while back of a BMG, 408 and 416 Barrett. If memory serves me correctly the 416 Barrett has a larger case than the 408 but is still quite a bit smaller than the BMG.
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Re: Case size between 408 and BMG?

408 is = to 159 gr and the 416 has 200. I can't remember the BMG capacity.
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Re: Case size between 408 and BMG?

Here is a pic of a 416 barret next to a 338AM and some other assorted brass cant recall what I stuck up there with comparison. I got a 375/416 Barret Improved reamer, a barrel, a .50 Mcmillan action and stock, and a couple hundred pieces of brass, if your interested. I have been having health problems for a while and have sorta lost interest. I prolly have a couple hundred rocky mountain bullets out in the shop somewhere.


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Re: Case size between 408 and BMG?

Another option is .577 tyranosaurs case . See A square or Dave Viers , snipetac websites. Dave is also working on .458 as also Kirby I believe. There were some posts recently.
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Re: Case size between 408 and BMG?

I am thinking that you are not going to get much better than a 375 CT derivative alla Viers or Allen.
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Re: Case size between 408 and BMG?

Seems to me all there is is some various nitro express stuff like 600 and 700 but I think they are just lathe turned cases and prolly not what you are looking for in this scenario. Kinda looks like a 45-70 case only huge
50bmg, 416barrett, 460styer all the same case just necked down and shorter various amounts from the bmg case
408 and all variations is a 505 gibbs case
most barrel makers are limited in the 458 to what they can do might check to make sure your twist is available before getting too deep.
Ive looked into the 460 styer which is pretty cool but a pain to get anything in the country
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