Wild cat rounds, whats the oddest you have seen?

Wild cat rounds, whats the oddest you have seen?

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    Wild cat rounds, whats the oddest you have seen?

    I like finding oddball/wild cat calibers and cartridges. So what is the oddest you have ever seen? I found this one, and even for me this one was odd .17-357 RG .17-357 RG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I like my wildcats, because they can be just some real fun, but sometimes they are just odd.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Many years ago while going through the Huntington Museum I saw a 8mm/50BMG round I think was made back during WWII.
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    I don't know if this counts. How about a Tround . The case is triangular and is made of green plastic. The ones I had were in .22 caliber and .38 caliber

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    Shot a .400 Cor-bon in a handgun, and have seen a .338 Whisper.
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    I used to reload for the .357 AutoMag. The cases were made by cutting down .308 rifle cases, inside reaming them and full-length sizing them to the correct bottle neck shape. It was a major pain, but they lasted a long time.

    My favorite loads (8 1/2" barrel) were the 150 gr Sierra JHP at 1855 fps and the 90 gr Sierra 9mm JHP at 2496 fps. The 90 gr load would kill a coyote in his tracks and turn a jackrabbit into a red cloud.

    I can't tell you how much I regret selling that gun!!
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    I actually would love a .357 AutoMag weapon.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Japle View Post
    I used to reload for the .357 AutoMag. The cases were made by cutting down .308 rifle cases, inside reaming them and full-length sizing them to the correct bottle neck shape. It was a major pain, but they lasted a long time.

    My favorite loads (8 1/2" barrel) were the 150 gr Sierra JHP at 1855 fps and the 90 gr Sierra 9mm JHP at 2496 fps. The 90 gr load would kill a coyote in his tracks and turn a jackrabbit into a red cloud.

    I can't tell you how much I regret selling that gun!!
    You and me both!

    I had a Lee Jurras .357 AutoMag, super accurate pistol! I got it in a trade for a Ruger M77 .30-06, straight up.

    Like you said, brass was a pain to make.


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    I own a Pattern '14 Enfield rifle chambered for the .303 ICL Improved. It was done up for a friend of mine back around 1960 by P. O. Ackley. The cartridge results from fire forming a .303 round in its chamber which results in a straight walled case body with a short abrupt shoulder. In effect it turns the .303 British into a ".31-06" with the top velocities achieved with a .311 diameter 150 grain bullet at around 3000 fps.


    A factory .303 British round shown with a formed .303 ICL Improved.




    Our M1917 Enfield resembles the Pattern' 14 .303 except for the chambering and the finger grooves in the stock so was placed in this photo to give an idea of the "before and after" work done in sporterizing my .303 ICL Improved.


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    A friend of mine has a Remington XP-100 in .221 Fireball that I had the pleasure of shooting. Not sure on the wildcat status, but it is odd.
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