You are correct on the 500 Jeffery brass issue, Jamison brass was limited in availability then ceased to exist, Bertram was expensive one shot trinkets that lost pockets before ever getting near any velocity generating pressures, Norma brass got me the velocities but only lasted a couple shots, tons of work necking down the .510" ID to .338" & .308", one of the issues I had, was a short throat in order to make the Wolverine function in AICS CIP 3.850" mags and the other problem was the 45-50k psi 500 Jeffery brass just wasn't up to the taskSwamplord did 500 Jeff wildcats 6-7 years ago. My guess is brass quality and too much of a good thing is why you dont hear about them anymore.
Do you have a 30 STW and does it meet the OP's goal? I am asking is because I have an improved version with a 27" Lilja 1:9" 3G barrel and would like to know how to get there or close to it.30 STW, 300 Dakota
I am going to build a 30 caliber that can push a 230 Berger 3300.
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