Originally Posted by 300magman
I'm wondering if anyone knows of a 30cal wildcat that packs more of a punch than a 300WSM when loaded with 200gr accubonds (or similar) but still cycles though a medium action.
Preferably something that isn't next to impossible to obtain or make brass for like a 30 Jonson or the short action lazzeroni.
if you wanta get serious about a big three hundred, and want the easy way out; then look at the .300 Ackleys (all four of them!)
*#1 is just a little longer than a standard 30-06 length case, but of course will not clean up in a standard 30-06 case.
*#2 is similar, but will clean up in a 30-06 chamber
*#3 is similar to the .300 WSM, but with the .348 case's rim intact (excellent dangerous game cartridge)
*#4 is simply an 8mm mag case necked down to 30 cailber. It's almost exactly the samething as a .300 Weatherby or a .300 Jarrett. An overbore cartridge, but really shines with big heavy and long bullets
I think that the #2 Ackley would be the ticket for you