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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:00 AM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

I have four wildcats I tweaked off the 500 Jeffery case, all have 35 degree shoulders
the idea was to have maximum power that surpassed the 338 Lapua and 378 Wby case wildcats and didn't require a Chey/Tac size action and boltface

my fireforming loads and starting loads for the 375 Mjolnir are book max loads of RL22 for the 378 Wby, and max loads of RL 25 for the 338/378 Wby (powders I have most of)
case water capacity is 148 gr for the 375 and 145 gr for the 338

The chassis is indeed the KRG Whiskey 3 inletted for the Sako M995 action
Nightforce Ultra Lite rings and a custom made 40 moa base for the Sako
Sightron Slll 6-24x50 LRMOA
the bbl in photo is 31" with brake which is currently being used for fireforming brass and load developement, the Benchmark bbl has shown fantastic accuracy with RL 22 fireforming loads, an indication of good things to come, can't wait to get the 34" tube running max loads of RL33 and the 330 gr Cutting Edge bullet (in pic below)

from left to right ......
300 Wolf & 230 gr Berger
338 Wolverine & 300 gr Berger OTM
375 Mjolnir & 330 gr CE
416 Grizzly & 350 gr Barnes TTSX
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Unread 09-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

those look pretty neat. have you thought about using the cutting edge bullets in the 416 ? I was looking into this maybe using a 415 ruger or taylor with the cutting edge 340gr should feed from a dbm . 500 Jeffery is a huge case ive seen people load it up with the 750gr amax and it would be only a few 100 fps slower . maybe a rebated rim version ?
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