175 WILDCAT LADDER AND GAME TEST

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  1. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    here´s a ladder shot at 100 m. with the 175 HPRBBT wildcat out of a factory 7 rm.

    Some expected shots were skipped becasue vel. was very low. I´m pretty happy with the result, it´s factory gun shooting 1/2 at best and the whole ladder is almost within the shooting ability of the rifle with a specific load.

    Here´s the exit wound of the bullet on a goat. Shot was not long ( 150 yds), but the bullet performed great. Richard advised the wall to be rather thin; that was not a problem bearing in mind the animal was not really big.
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  2. royinidaho

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    Not much of a problem there /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I'd consider saving the barrel by selecting the loads that are to your liking then work towards a low SD and ES.

    Then a couple of clicks to the left and 4 clicks up and go get some more goats and some larger stuff.

    That's good shootin'
     

  3. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    Roy, that´s exactly what I did... adjust clicks and some days after start climbing until that fellow was found. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    In any case, I´d appreciate if someone could contact me and share info. on this bullets BC.
     
  4. Fiftydriver

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    Alg,

    I have not tested this wildcat bullet but judging from all the long range testing coming in from the 169.5 gr ULD RBBT 270 bullet I would start with an estimated BC of .700 and play with it from there. It will be close enough to get you on target at 500 yards I am sure.

    Keep us posted. How do you interpret a ladder test when its just one big ragged hole??? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  5. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    When you settled on your hunting load, what was the velocity?
     
  6. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kirby. That´s what I had guessed, approx. My interpretation of this "round ladder" is just that wildcat bullets are great.

    Nomo, the first shots were just at 2500 and over, so i skipped some "ladder units". Last shots gave readings of 2770 ft/s. I settled on a load that gave me 2750 , with the crono at some 12 ft. Summer is arriving and pressure increases easily. Powder was french vectan t7000, not the best for 175 g. bullets but that´s what I had.