Wildcat cartrides.

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by GMFWoodchuck, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I suppose this is the right forum.

    It seems to me that 4000fps is some magical barried that alot of wildcatters try to break. But it seems to me that the shells that are being used are nothing really special. 25-06's necked down to .22's and stuff like that. Why doesn't anyone go to the extreme and neck down a big shell like the .416 rigby's or the .460 weatherby, or just go the the whole way and neck down the .50BMG? It would seem like that would be easier than trying to over pressure the smaller shells.
     
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    At some point you reach a point of diminishing returns.
    A few years ago some shooters built a .223-.378 Weatherby Mag.
    They wrote a piece for Precision Shooting mag.
    The barrel lasted about 95 shots before being toast.
    The .224 cal. bullets were doing about 5050 fps. I can't remember if the bullets were self-destructing or not but I would think that they were. :eek: :D

    Here's a link to another forum that I found where they talk about the
    .223-.378 Ergensplittin Loudenboomer. :D


    http://shootersforum.com/archive/index.htm/t-11006.html


    Art
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2008

  3. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    95 rounds is enough for me to say I don't really need that.
    Thanks for your info, though.
     
  4. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

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    Aug 23, 2003
    BETWEEN TN & KY
    Fast is not always good. Most ammo is more accurate below max FPS levels.
     
  5. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I just realized that I spelt barrier wrong. Moron.

    I realize that speed doesn't bring accuracy. I look at it as one might look at funny cars. They aren't "better" either compared to the fuel efficient and safe cars that are available to regular people. But it does make me curious. Not that I will attempt at 5000fps or a 4 sec 1/4 mile.
     
  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    It would be fun to try either one as long as I wasn't the one paying the bill. :D

    Art
     
  7. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Remember that the higher you go in velocity the quicker the bullet slows down. Look up in your manuals bullets starting at 4000 fps in the trajectory tables & see how quick those bullets are down to 3000 fps.
     
  8. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    Oh I realize that, same thing with the funny car thing. They can only go 1/4 mile. I was just wondering for craps stakes.
     
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