Wildcat Bullets Update

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WildcatB, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    We're still limping along. I just want to let everyone know what’s going on with Wildcat Bullets.


    7mm 200gr. ULD RBBT’s
    At the moment there’s a stand still with the 7mm 200gr RBBT ULD’s. I had a problem with folding ogives from the last lot of jackets I got in but am happy to report that issue is fixed. In the mean time, I sent my dies in to get polished and haven’t got them back yet. I’d like to get all back orders caught up on the 7mm’s before we start selling the 270 169.5’s but I need to pay some bills so these might be available before the 7mm orders are all sent out.

    270 169.5 ULD RBBT’s
    These will be available soon. Even sooner if I don’t get the 7mm dies back quickly. These are shooting very well and I plan on using them this hunting season. We are also working on getting the 180’s, 190,’s and 195 out. Still having some dusting problems with these. Frustrating.

    30 cals 247's and 210gr. AT ULD RBBT's.
    Will be up after the 270’s. I’ve been shooting some 247gr and 210gr. Aluminum Tipped ULD RBBT’s in a 300 RUM with very promising results.

    264's 152gr, 162gr and 156gr ULD RBBT's
    are good to go after that. My daughter will be hunting deer with the 152gr ULD RBBT's in a 6.5x284.

    338 and larger
    Jackets are still very hard to get a hold of for these bigger calibers. We have ordered the equipment to make our own over a year ago. I’m really not sure when I’ll get it in. I’m also trying to get a steady supply from a major manufacturer, and while this avenue looks promising, I’m not sure when I actually get them in either. Butch Hairfield has some new equipment that will greatly speed up his production once he gets it up and running. Once that happens I’m hoping that the jacket issues will be a thing of the past.

    Poly tips
    I’m in the process of having injection molds made. We’ll see how it goes. In additon to more uniform meplates, these should allow the use of thicker jackets for higher velocity tolerance while delivering acceptable expansion at lower velocities.

    Shipping to Canada
    Found a new exporter that is WAY cheaper. His fees are only $25 in addtion to shipping costs. The old one was $300. So orders to Canada will be a lot more reasonable.

    Website
    This should have been finished a long time ago. I have too many irons in the fire. Once I get caught up with orders, I'll finish the website.

    Slow production Rate
    I feel bad about the VERY SLOW delivery times. I'm a one man show who also has another full time job (hopefully not for long). I'm trying to move to a commercial location so I can hire and speed things up.


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  2. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    thanks for keeping us posted.
     

  3. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update, Paul. Keep at it. Sound like frustrating process to get it all up and running.

    Would you post a couple of good pics of the .30 247's and 210's please?

    Thank you,

    Jon
     
  4. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    Will there be any other offerings in the 7mm class? I was hoping for something in 160's, or even the 140/150's for a 7mm saum and Im sure others would like something in 180's. Thank you for the update
     
  5. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update! I will help you pay some bills when you crank up the 169.5's!!! What twist is the 153gr 6.5's taking, dad is putting together a 6.5-06AI and we would add a little spin if needed.

    Thanks again and keep plugging along!!!
     
  6. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    Here's a picture of a 210 and 247 (unpolished) next to a 168gr. AMAX and a loaded 300 RUM cartridge.

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    B23 Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmmm, I like that 210 alot. Will a 1-10tw work with those 210's ????
     
  8. jmden

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    Thank you and wow! That 247 is something else! Yes, can you give us twist rates and bullet lengths for those two as well?
     
  9. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Paul,

    thanks for the update!

    I didn't realize you were still running a one man shop! That explains it, I bet getting this all set up is tough. However once you do, i think you will get a good share of the market, your bullets fill a lot of niches major manufacturers have ignored.

    The 30cals look AWSOME! Once you get those out I will help you pay bills too!! Will you be making poly tip versions? Because I know AT bullets are costly to manufacture and therefore also expensive for us consumers.

    Oliver
     
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  10. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    They both shoot well in the 1:8 barrel that I have. I don't think a 1:10 would work for either.
     
  11. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    It's a 1:8. It's for sale if your dad's interested $975. There's a pic in the thread: http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/6-5x284-lets-see-yours-61439/
     
  12. jmden

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    Lengths?

    Edit: I've got a .338 265g Wildcat AT RBBT ULD when Richard was making them that, compared to the pic, indicates it's about the same length as the 210 and shorter than that 247. Wow.
     
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  13. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    210 - 1.878"
    247 - 2.015"
     
  14. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Man those are long! The .338 265g Wildcat AT RBBT ULD I have mics at about 1.92"

    You gotta get those in production!!