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Old 03-11-2005, 11:43 AM
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

Waltech Jim,

Email me @ bailey1474@hotmail.com. I am interested. This way I'll have a few to play with once I get the load figured out.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:00 PM
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

JB,
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

I just have to know what a 68gr 30 caliber bullet looks like? and what is it made from? any measurements or pics sure would be cool?
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Old 03-11-2005, 09:49 PM
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

I'll try to post some pics later on next week. Hopefully I'll have a few test rounds loaded.
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:42 PM
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

I spoke with Richard today and he said the 68 grain .30 cal bullets are just over .900 inch long and they have enough bearing surface to align themselves correctly in the bore (unlike the often claimed problem with noslers 55 gr .243 ballistic tips.) He also let me in on a little secret about how they are internally configured. Suffice it to say the lead is loaded forward to decrease weight and and aid stability. They also have a front area cavity to aid in their expansion. He said that they have been pushed at over 4000 fps without coming apart (unlike the speer TNT design).
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:41 PM
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

I have tried these in my 300 RUM. I used Fed Large Rifle Mag MATCH primers, with a charge of 95.0 grains of H-4831sc. A 5 shot group of about 1/2" to 3/4". Not too bad. I could not get these bullets to shoot past 100 yards, might need to change powders, or slow them down. Also, I hit a few gophers at about 100 yards with these and that load. E-X-P-L-O-S-I-V-E!!!!! Did a better job then my .220 Swift!
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:59 AM
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Re: 68 grain 30cal Wildcat

Thanks for the info. That gives me a good place to start. I'll post my results and hopefully later, some pics of the carnage.
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