Re: Wildcat Quick Load Question
I'd be curious as to what your fire formed case capacity will run. How does a 338 Norma Mag case compare to the 338 Lapua for case capacity? Obviously you are going to gain some by improving it when you neck it up to 35 cal.
I agree with you about using starting loads for the 416 Dakota. QuickLoad shows the 416 Dakota with a case capacity of 115.0 gr. while one of my unfired 416 Lapua cases has 116.5 gr. Very close.
I hope to get 2600 fps with a 400 gr. out of the 416 Lapua and its short 24" barrel. I would be interested to hear what yours does once you have it up and running. My rifle is with the stock maker and probably won't be finished for another 2 or so months. Your 26" barrel will get you more velocity than me.
With all that said, I'm still looking for an answer to my question about using QL for wildcats. I may have to call up NECO, the seller, and ask him. He'll probably suggest purchasing their QuickDesign software where one can create wildcat cartridge drawings and import them into QL for load data generation.
Thanks for chiming in.
Last edited by 358sta; 01-28-2013 at 04:28 PM.