I thought of adding a comment but the diary was one of those, and I figured I might not get much response. So I'm putting it up in as a post.
As some might remember my other contribution to this group was about the 17 caliber rimfire.
Before I go much further I should say I'm posting this to the Liberal G Club a place for Kossacks to discuss a mutual interest guns/shooting/etc started in all her wisdom by annielli. (please, no gun type arguments, time and a place ya know?)I still haven't said what this is all about have I?
If you can't tell I love necked down rifle cartridges. The idea of wildcats just makes me feel all "Mericun" and stuff. The idea of some handyman thinking up a new way to use a common cartridge case and affixing a barrel to an action, forming the cases, figuring out the pressures involved and making the thing go bang is how we've come up with some cartridge sizes we now see on shelves all the time right? 25-06 for instance, and isn't the 270 a necked down 06?
What's that I'm looking at in the photo? Necked down .223 I figured. So I looked, and nothing seemed to fit the ticket. I seem to remember seeing that red ring around the primer in spent milsurp stuff I pick up off the ground. It looks almost doubly necked down or with a very long shoulder and neck. I tried blowing up the photo to at least get the original size, no deal, low resolution.
Some say having a different head stamp makes them uneasy. I've yet to do the deed myself. I have a lot of things I should get before a 25-06. One could always mark with a sharpie or other permanent marker.
So what is that up there? Any wildcat rounds in your amo box?