I have actually come to really respect the performance of the Wildcat bullets, I have used them in .257", .264", .284" and .338" and they have all shot very well except the 140 gr bonded core HP in the 6.5mm which I was testing out of my 6.5mm WSM.
Richard tells me that this bullet only shoots well when driven to the max and my handgun was not quite up to the challange.
All other bullets I have tested have shot extremely well, in fact to almost scary group sizes in some of my rifle.
My 338 Kahn shoots his 300 gr ULD RBT into the high .2's at 100 yards and averging slightly under 1" at 500 yards for three shot groups.
I am using his 100 and 130 gr bonded Core FBHP in my 257 STW loaded to 4000 and 3500 fps respecitvely and at 100 yards they are grouping in the .3's which is not bad for a true big game bullet launched at these velocities from a 30" #6 contour barrel.
At 500 yards the 100 gr pills are holding slightly under 2", three shot group averages.
The 130 gr version is printing 1 1/4" groups at the same 500 yards.
His 142 gr ULD RBT has also produced some very tight groups out of my 6.5-06 AI, in fact a few have been in the low .2's. The Sierra 142's will group in the .4's out of this rifle.
I have some test loads ready to go for my 300 RUM using the Wildcat 190 gr ULD RBT which is designed for big game huntig as it has a ticker tapered jacket.
I have just been so busy building rifles that I have not had a chance to test them yet.
Just to show you how impressed I am with the Wildcat bullets, Richard and myself are going together to design a new family or extreme performance hunting rounds.
These three rounds built around the 25, 6.5 and 270 calibers will take these rounds to performance levels they have never seen.
I will not give any specifics but Richard is designing the bullets, I am designing the cases(with Richards input) and the rifles.
The first will be the 257 Allen Magnum which will shoot the 130 gr, 145 gr and 150 gr Wildcat bullets which are prototypes at the moment.
The reamer for his new round is being built as we speak and I am very excited about releasing this round to the public.
My 257 will out perform the 257 STW by another 150 fps but better yet, it will be designed to shoot the very heavy 130, 145 and 150 gr bullets.
B.C. wise, the 130 BCFBHP is right at .550. The 145 gr FBSP will be in the .6 range and the 150 gr will be in the low .6's.
Richard is also designing a prototype 145 gr ULD RBT bullet in 25 caliber which should have a B.C. in teh .7 range.
Now those bullets combined with my new case design which is quite new in its design, will turn the 25 caliber into an true 1000 yard rifle.
Just figure the S.D. on those three bullets!!!
Anyway, the 257 AM will be the first released and probably the 6.5 second with the 270 version being third.
I am also designing a 6mm AM which uses a shorter case but will use the Wildcat 110 gr and 115 gr bonded Core FBHP's.
For those that do not feel a flat base can have a high B.C., the 100 gr .257" bonded core FBHP has a B.C. of .480.
This has been verified by bullet drop testing out to 500 yards.
Anyway, I guess you could say I endorse Richards bullets.
I am also building a 1000 yard rifle at the moment chambered in 22-6mm AI with a fast twist barrel which I will use his 80 gr ULD RBTs in for the customers loads. I will report on those when the rifle is ready to ship.
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May I pick your brains over the 22/6mm AI?
What twist are you doing the 22/6mm AI in?
Is this reamer similar to the .224 Clark?
If not how does it differ?
What length barrel and what velocity are you aiming for?
What is the BC of these 80gr .224 Wildcats?
I am having a similar rifle built by GAP.