My first Wildcat

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gamedog, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Nothin fancy , but it's a start. Basic stock Weatherby SS Vanguard rechambered to .25-300 Weatherby Magnum. Custom brake installed.
    Being it's a Vanguard , it's only a 24" Tube ( 26" W/ brake). I'm sure velocity will not be up to max with the proper barrel length , but it should still smoke some 100 gr TSX's down the range:cool:
    The rifle is topped with a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 x 50 snuggled into Talley one piece aluminum bases.
    I will eventually get a better stock on her, but first some load work out back. Basically I'll take 300 Wby cases through a 270 Wby die then run those through a 257 Wby die and viola, .25-300 Wby. We are looking for 4000 fps with 100 gr TSX's. [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

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    did the target knobs come with your scope or did you get them aftermarket? I'm lookin' for some for a 4.5-14 conquest.
     

  3. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Can't seem to get the photo's lined up:rolleyes:
     
  4. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    This is a factory new Zeiss ordered with target turretts. You have the hunter style turrets.
     
  5. WyomingShooter

    WyomingShooter Well-Known Member

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    Please post some velocities when you get some data. I have two 257-8mm rem mags and they will not get the 4000 fps with a little more case capacity than yours. However my 7mm-300 wby will shoot faster than any of my five 7mm-8mm rem mags even though it has slightly less powder capacity. Be interested in hearing what you come up with.
     
  6. starchild69

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    Sounds Like An Awesome Goat/deer Round, Will Be Very Interested In The Velocity You Achieve, Had This Idea For A T/c Encore In .25/06 With The 28" Barrel, And Blowing It Out To .25/300, Was Thinking Of 115gn Loads At 3800 Or Thereabouts, Anyone Out There Played With An Encore In This Way?

    "Line It Up And Smack It Down"

    Starchild69