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    straight case wildcat?

    I am in Ohio and restricted to minimum 38cal and straight case for deer. I have a #1 Ruger I am thinking about getting barreled to 405win. I was in a little brain freeze thinking up the best straight cartridge for flat shooting ballistics of avaible commercial cartridges. I am now also going to consider wildcats. I'm going to hit some manuals like PO Ackleys.
    Anyone have wildcats of 38 to 40 cal based on rimless cases that would meet the straight case regulation. The #1 will allow me spitzer bullets and generous OAL of cartridge. Actually .357" is legal. I got interested in Win 350 until I found out it was a 223 case blown out. I thought is was going to be a 35 cal version of 375Win. kind of a super sized 357 max. Any info appreciated, a wildcat on a rimless case wouldn't be anymore PIA than a 405 when it comes to brass & bullets.
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    What about something based off of a 308 or 30-06 case, not sure what the diameter of the bullet would be.

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    Can't remember does Ohio consider a tapered case the same as a straight wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    I am in Ohio and restricted to minimum 38cal and straight case for deer. I have a #1 Ruger I am thinking about getting barreled to 405win. I was in a little brain freeze thinking up the best straight cartridge for flat shooting ballistics of avaible commercial cartridges. I am now also going to consider wildcats. I'm going to hit some manuals like PO Ackleys.
    Anyone have wildcats of 38 to 40 cal based on rimless cases that would meet the straight case regulation. The #1 will allow me spitzer bullets and generous OAL of cartridge. Actually .357" is legal. I got interested in Win 350 until I found out it was a 223 case blown out. I thought is was going to be a 35 cal version of 375Win. kind of a super sized 357 max. Any info appreciated, a wildcat on a rimless case wouldn't be anymore PIA than a 405 when it comes to brass & bullets.
    Many of Gary Reeders wild cats are based off the .405 case. I have not researched them but I do know he sells the brass and dies. I do know one of his favorites to mod is the Ruger #1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pig Ninja View Post
    What about something based off of a 308 or 30-06 case, not sure what the diameter of the bullet would be.
    Would have to headspace off the case mouth?

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    475 GNR. (compared in size to a .475 Linebaugh) This one we developed back in 1987 for the Contender. It is a 45-70 blown out straight and with a 475 caliber bullet seated in it. It puts a 430 gr. LBT bullet out at 2000 fps and has been used extremely well on Cape Buffalo, Bison, and Australian Buffalo. Best in the Encore or in a Marlin 1895 rifle rebarreled. Brass is available. That'll put the whoop on them.
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    Why not just go with the tried-n'-true .38-55 or updated 375 Winchester? Been slaying deer since before underpants was invented. And easy recoiling, and good enough for black bear too.
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    If NY had that restriction ( God forbid) I would go with the 357 Max.
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    I got 44mg, 375s and 45/70 I'm not looking for a canon. I'm looking for the best thing I can come up with that is flatist trajectory I can squeeze out of a straight case.
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