Dang Duke that would put the whoop on T-rex.too!!!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. :rofl::rofl::rofl: That'll put the whoop on them.
Drm50, Take a look at the 357 Maximum. With it in a Handi Rifle and Remington Soft point hollows I was getting upper 2K speed. Of course that bullet is no longer made. I have done a lot of stuff with that round. The best source and tags can be found on Mike Bellm's page.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.
Gummy tips357 max is same boat as 460, vel not problem long range accuracy with hot loads and blunt bullets are. I don't know much about 445 I only owned it a few months but it is close to 460. I also had 500S&W for a short time another disappointment. The point of my rifle is to cover average shots and be practical to take long range shots with practical hold over.
Trust me look at Mike Bellm's page .357 Remington Maximum Done Right by Mike Bellm, Mr. Max USA ? Headquarters for everything .357 Remington MaximumI have shot gummy tips in 45/70 and am not impressed. My old 1895 will shoot average 1.25" at 100yds with 300gr Hornady JHPs shooting off bench with scope. I shot 2 plus boxes of gummies and group opened to almost 2". Locals love them and think they are atomic deer killers. They are stand shooting deer at 40-50 yds most with TC or Marlin 95 guide series. Any 45/70 bullet will kill a deer and gummy tip don't mean squat except to keep tip of primer in tube. when you get into 38 cal and above the ratio of weight to bore diameter to make a target accuracy bullet is near impossible without increasing the weight which is going to decrease velocity.
Me & Bro have been debating center drill base of 375H&H spitzer bullets to remove weight and plugging hole with Alumilum rod stock. We haven't done it yet because we don't know what effect that would have like Expansion of bullet diameter that could increase pressure. We have nose drilled and filled HP with wax and that didn't shoot as well as 200 or 220 FN bullets.