has anyone made a good 408 bullets yet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bigrich954rr, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Well-Known Member

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    i still like the idea of a custom 408 rifle(means i want one) but i dontlike the small amounts of bullets out there has anyone been working on that or will this round just fade away with time and i should just go with the 338/378
     
  2. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Bigrich954rr,

    Wildcat Bullets will be making them when the dies get in. I believe Richard will be making them in the 425 gr range and I think there will be an even heavier version as well.

    These will be match quality, Lead Core 408 bullets which should perform much more consistantly over a wide variaty of barrels compared to the solid bullets which will shoot well in certain spec barrels but very poorly in anything but that bore diameter.

    Drop Richard a line at wildcatbullets@hotmail.com and see when he expects them to be ready to roll.

    I think a 450 gr ULD RBBT would be about the ultimate in this caliber for extreme range shooting.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     

  3. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Well-Known Member

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    thanks i guess i wait a little longer till i have u build me my gun. i want wait and to see what he comes out with. because im really likeing the 408 now that i will have some choices
     
  4. 257speed

    257speed Well-Known Member

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    bigrich, 408 brass for sale in the classifieds.
     
  5. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    Barnes are making 408 bullets. A 400grn and a 419 you can only buy them through TTI armory. The 419 looks exactly like the 50cal 800 grain bore rider but in a smaller version. I have had good luck with them compaired to the lost river bullets. They are a solid bullet but made out of brass instead of copper. They do not foul as bad as the lost river bullets do. Also Tony Mance is making a few 408 solid bullets for me. He is out of california.
     
  6. Gerard Schultz

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    Send me an email if you are interested. We have these two styles available (long range at the top and hunting bullet at the bottom).

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  7. bigrich954rr

    bigrich954rr Well-Known Member

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    hey can you tell me little more about them