.243 wsm and wildcats?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by strictlyRUM, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Well-Known Member

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    I have an extra barrel and really like my new manners stock. So I was thinking of a switch barrel 270/300 ultra and a 243 wsm? Has anyone pushed the 6mm wild cats very fast. Or anyone try that wildcat yet? Just wondering. I have brass, bushing dies for 300 and 243 wssm for neck down, and and extra 300 or even 7 wsm reamer I could have Dave grind down to 243. Just wondering how much speed or bullet that a 10 twist lawton 6 groove would handle infront of that much powder. It would just be for coyotes and rock chucks and the occasional powder jug at 800 -1000 or however far we dare. I know barrel life would be short. But so is life. Burn lots of powder! Any probs I might run into? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

    Jason
     
  2. malcarjeb

    malcarjeb Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6mm-300wsm and love it! Mine has been very easy to get an accurate load for. I am shooting the 85gr. Barnes XLC at a vel. of 3850fps. with 74grs. of Ramshot Magnum powder.

    I only got to take it hunting one day and shot 2 whitetail does and it killed like lighting. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

  3. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Well-Known Member

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    What twist and how long of barrel are you working with?

    Jason