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interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

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interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

I'm interested in rechambering my .308 winchester to make it a little more exotic, and i feel the recoil is too mild. I would feel more confident of it's power if it kicked a little more. I don't know which wildcats would be possible but im looking for something with a little more punch at longer ranges. Any ideas or comments would be appriciated. If you know of an interesting wildcat just post a little information about it.

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    Re: interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

    Open up the bolt face and rechamber to .300 RSAUM that should give you what you want.
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    Re: interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

    How about a 338x'08 AI?
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    Re: interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

    308 is just fine, just build a really light rifle and shoot 200 grain bullets in it, that should make it kick more, therefore giving you peace of mind.

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    Re: interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

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    How about a 338x'08 AI?
    +1...that's a great wildcat....308, necked up to 338 and then 'improved'

    Lotta horsepower in a short action.
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    Re: interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

    338-08 AI sounds interesting, how much muzzle velocity/energy does it get with a typical .338 lrh bullet say a Sierra mk or Berger vld? And how are the cases formed? Are they necked up .308s and then the shoulder bumped back?
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    Re: interested in rechambering a .308win, any interesting wildcats?

    If your rifle is a short action trying to get those long .338 match bullets out far enough to not rob the case of powder capacity might be tough. I shoot a .260AI, recoils less than the .308 unfortunately, but hits with more authority at long range.
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