what 06 wildcat

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by TheFishBox, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. TheFishBox

    TheFishBox Well-Known Member

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    I have a bunch of once fired 30-06 cases that have been once fired but i have no need for another 30 caliber since I have a win mag already. What would you wildcat this case to for long range deer gun say 700 yards?
     

  2. CPGfan

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    6.5-06 Ackley improved. Hard to not like a 140 at 3080.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1
    Or just the standard 25/06.

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  4. diriel

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    Both of the above ... :) Either or.. hahah

    I am kind of a 6.5 fan personally but you will never ever hear me knock a .25 :)

    Get some H1000 and some WinLR primers.... BAM!! :)

    Either of those you mentioned will do awesome with H1000. For that matter IMR7828ssc or H4831 would do extremely well....
     
  5. TheFishBox

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    What about the 6mm variant and how hard is it to neck the 06 cases down to 6mm or 6.5.
     
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    I believe the 6.5 variants are better made with 25-06 brass but not that you can not use the 30-06 case. A 338-06 is a really efficient cartridge. I believe that a 225ish grain at 2700ish reasonable to expect.
     
  7. diriel

    diriel Well-Known Member

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    That is kind of funny... .338 and .35 both are DAMN nice :)
     
  8. D.ID

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    For dear, I would go 6.5 everyday and twice on sunday.
     
  9. diriel

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    Yeah...im a fan of 6.5 :) I might just make a plain jane 6.5-06 :) Plenty of oomph for me, and a hair easier to reload for in quantity.
     
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    If you dont mind the fire forming a 280 ai I like the nosler 140 ab @ 3100 fps, or the berger 168 vld hunting @ 2900.

    Or possibly the straight 280 rem just size and load.
     
  11. Canvsbk

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    +1 what he said
     
  12. TheFishBox

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    okay so what has to be done to neck the brass down. I have never done it before is going down to 6mm just more steps or harder?
     
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    Going to 6mm is adding another step. To go from 30 cal to 6.5 I usually run all my brass through a 280 die, then go from .284 to 6.5. To go to 6mm would just add a step. No biggie.
     
  14. TheFishBox

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    so you have three full length sizing dies that you run the brass thru then?