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Wildcat Cartridges That Went Legit

Hundreds of wildcat cartridges have come and gone through the years—some with ridiculous names and others with little ballistic benefit over factory offerings. But a few have offered real advantages and gone mainstream. Here, a veteran handloader reminisces about some of his favorites.


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By Dave Campbell
July 08, 2014

Dave Campbell offers a look at the most popular all-around sporting cartridges.

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Tigerbeetle wrote:
September 23, 2014

I grew up reading Jack O'Connor and his tails of the .270. When I got mine in 1960, I mulled over the 30/06, but settled on the .270. I enjoyed shooting crows and woodchucks and the lighter bullets and reloading opportunities were greater in my opinion. Also, the 150 gr. partition was more than suitable for bigger game. I have taken Mtn. goat, elk, black bear and numerous deer over the years. BUT, I will admit while with the USFS in Montana, I was only going to take a grizzley on my terms, unless in a strictly self defense situation.

shootbrownelk wrote:
September 06, 2014

John Thomas, thanks for your service...but you never heard of Dave Campbell? Really? You don't read magazines much huh? As far as the .375 H&H goes, if you reload and I do, you can load 210/235 gr. barnes X bullets and use it for anything. It's been around a long long time because it works.

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