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My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

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Unread 11-25-2012, 02:49 PM
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My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

With the colaboartion of one of the wifes unlces, I built myself a .30 cal wildcat last year and never herd of the 7 LRM until today which I was reading about. Mine is .170" shorter to the shoulder and no belt, blown out case and a 30 degree shoulder. The original one was done on a .308 Norma case. However the .375 Ruger case seems to be the better easier way to go with slightly more capacity.

I chamberd the gun last year shot a few rounds through it and kinda left it sit. Initial groups at 100 were extremely good with the first 3 shots sticking to 1/4". Case capacity over the standard norma case were about 3 grains H20 capacity. Have not had a chance to stick it over the chrony.

After reading up about the 7 LRM I might have to break out my .30 again and start working with it again.

I'm a big fan of the non-belted 30 degree mag cases.

The photo shows the 7mm Rem Mag left, and my .30 cal wildcat Right.
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    Unread 11-25-2012, 03:16 PM
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    Re: My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

    Search for elkaholic and his 30/375 s.i. kinda similar to what you have. I have a 7lrm and you can see my post with info on the particulars. Yours looks cool though.
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    Unread 11-27-2012, 10:49 PM
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    Re: My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

    Here's a side by side with the .375 Ruger on right and mine on the left.
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    Unread 11-28-2012, 03:51 AM
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    Re: My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spitfire_er View Post
    Here's a side by side with the .375 Ruger on right and mine on the left.
    I think you meant that your case is on the right and the 375 Ruger is on the left?
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    Re: My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

    Quote:
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    I think you meant that your case is on the right and the 375 Ruger is on the left?
    You are correct thanks. I have not tried to form out a. 375 ruger case yet and have been using the. 308 .Norma cases and turning the belts down. Then i can just load and shoot factory cases to fire form.
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    Re: My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

    have no loading data for the .375 Ruger, but the parent case looks like a .375 Steyer. Am I correct?
    gary
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    Unread 11-28-2012, 02:11 PM
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    Re: My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.

    Here is some pics of the 7 LRM.

    Left to right:
    375 ruger, 7 LRM case, 7 LRM with 180gr berger, 30-06
    My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.-2012-07-27-20.27.54.jpg

    7LRM with 180 berger
    My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.-2012-07-27-20.29.26.jpg

    7LRM with 180 berger in a 300 win mag AI magazine.
    My newish .30 Cal Wildcat.-2012-07-27-20.28.14.jpg

    Here is a superimposed photoshopped version.
    Left to Right 375 Ruger, 30/375 S.I. (elkaholics), 7 lrm
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