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Old 12-06-2010, 11:31 AM
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Moderately Hot 30cal Wildcat

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.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:17 PM
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Re: Moderately Hot 30cal Wildcat

I have the short action Lazzeroni (7.82 Patriot) & have never had any trouble finding brass, albeit it's rediculously expensive +$2.00 per case; it's very strong brass that has lasted a LONG time in my 700. Some cases are seeing in upwards of a dozen reloads..... come to think of it, I haven't lost a single piece of brass yet. (knock on wood).
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:54 PM
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Re: Moderately Hot 30cal Wildcat

How about a 30 based on the 375 Ruger case?
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:33 PM
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Re: Moderately Hot 30cal Wildcat

Not sure it will work thru the action you want but I like the look of the 300 Jazz. I think Norma is bringing it out as the 300 Norma mag. It's the 338 NM necked down to 308.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: Moderately Hot 30cal Wildcat

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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
gary
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:10 AM
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Re: Moderately Hot 30cal Wildcat

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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
gary

You don't by chance have a link to a page with more information on these Ackleys? My version of quickload, doesn't seem to have much information on them, and I'm not having much luck with a general google search.
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You don't by chance have a link to a page with more information on these Ackleys? My version of quickload, doesn't seem to have much information on them, and I'm not having much luck with a general google search.
The data I have came right out of his writings. There's a good bit of data out there about the .300 Ackley (the one off an 8mm mag case), as it's a favorite of 1000 yard shooters. The other two are harder to find data on.

The #1 & #2 are in the 2.5" area, but one is a little longer than the other for a cleanup in a standard 30-06 barrel (somebody on here has a #2). The actual numbers, I don't know for sure. But I'd say they are just a tad shorter than a .308 Norma mag. Looks like you could reduce the loads about 10% for a .308 Norma, and work your way up from there. Ackley does say the the #2 will take 67 grains of 4350 for 3060 fps in the 180 grain bullets (max load), so I think the rounds are not all that far apart. Also he says that the Apex is similar as well as the Wade. But as close as these are to the .308 Norma, I think it would be much easier to build a .308 Norma mag. You have dies on the shelf, the reamer is standard, and loading manuals are full of data (plus it will cleanup in a 30-06 barrel)
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