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Opinions wanted on a new wildcat idea, please offer opinion...

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Unread 06-04-2006, 05:46 PM
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Re: Opinions wanted on a new wildcat idea, please offer opinion...

JDJones: look here for a 510.Whisper: http://www.sskindustries.com/tactical.htm

Fifty: might tink about these: http://www.rifleactions.com/customactions.htm
I belive they are about to make a action that will fit a 408 CheyTac.. in Win 70 configuration.
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Unread 06-05-2006, 04:02 PM
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A 50CT was going to be made sometime. That time may as well be now.

I think your direction will lead to an excellent product. The powders nowadays would suit the case volume vs pressure vs cal very well.

I am sure you have thought about using H869, Retumbo and H50BMG. If recent reports on H869 continue to hold true, that might just be the next best cannon powder.

I am not familiar with BAT actions. Will have to take a look.

The dream of having a repeating cannon is starting to have appeal.

However, being in the 'north', 338 will likely be as big as I can get.
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Unread 06-07-2006, 09:25 AM
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Re: Opinions wanted on a new wildcat idea, please offer opinion...

The thery sounds great it would be awsome here in Australia with 750gr A MAx's for long range camel distruction what case do you think you will go with if it is on a 505 case/ 408 they could be rebated and single loaded into a large ring Mauser could be an awsome way to go or even a magnum Ruger that was a 416 rigby then loaded single shot aswell with a ruger a stainless insert could be tig welded into the bottom to fill in the mag cut out and stiffen it up a replacement trigger and a weaver type conversion base and it would be good to go and quite cost effective.

Does any one have a drawing or the 416 Barret what are the dimensions i have only heard about the new case.

Cheers Bill
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Unread 06-07-2006, 02:51 PM
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Re: Opinions wanted on a new wildcat idea, please offer opinion...

Wild Bill,

The 408case would not be a good choice for a mauser action, unless it has 1.125 or bigger thread tennon. The 505 gibbs case is different and uses a much lower chamber pressure. To be safe the 408 should have 1.125 or bigger thread tennon for the barrel, my actions use 1 3/16" x 16 tpi for safety. Right now there are only several actions suitible for the 408 based cartridges.

As to the 416 barret case, its a shortened 50cal BMG case, the case looks to be around 3" long, necked to .416 dia bullets using a special lathe turned bullet. This will require a BMG type action.

Kirbys 50cal on the C-T case will or would make a great dangerous game round as well, can you imagine a double rifle with that cartridge.

I am working on a short BMG case necked down to .408 cal, but check my website for details, i dont want to hi-jack Kirbys posts.

Have a good one!


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