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Old 10-25-2008, 03:50 AM
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.300 hawk and wildcatting


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Do any of you shoot the .300 hawk? My Fatherenlaw just bought a .300 win mag and i am now itching for a .30 caliber magnum of some kind. The .300 Hawk looks intresting. I have never wildcatted before. The only thing I am wandering about is there is a limited amout of load data for this cartrage as well as many wildcat cartrages. how does one go about working up a load for powders that there are no load data out for? I like to try multipul different powders and bullets. This is one of the main factors thats keeping me from trying a wildcat.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:58 AM
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Start here Zap.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcat_cartridge

Especially read this section.

See alsoHere's some more research.

External linksHere's a place to look at chambering and wildcat cartridge offerings.

http://www.z-hat.com/wildcatagory.htm

With all that said unless you just like spending money their are some really good 30 caliber mags on the market. The plain jain 300 Win mag will push a 180 grain bullet at 3100 fps with no stress. If your really after the hot side the 300 Ultra-mag will push a 180 bullet at near 3400 fps and the 30-339 Weatherby even faster and you can look at Lazzeroni's cartridges also.

Here's an article on developing a load for a wildcat you may want to peruse.

http://www.65grendel.com/art001devnotes.htm

From a gunsmiths point of view we love folks that just have to have a wildcat cartridge because it's a money pool for us. reality is there's simply no wildcat out there that some commercial cartridge on the market today doesn't duplicate and you don't have to spend hours making and several hundred bucks on custom dies.

My 2 cents.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for the info!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:07 PM
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Zapzoo,

http://www.z-hat.com/Efficiency%20of...300%20Hawk.htm

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Old 10-25-2008, 12:10 PM
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Zapzoo, answer to next question,

http://www.z-hat.com/Hawk%20Forming.htm

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Old 12-14-2010, 04:56 PM
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Hawk ballistics

Hey Zapzoo.
Google -hawk Ballistics-. Or Z-Hat . They have reloading data and chronographed velocities on all Hawk wildcats as well as preformed brass and even loaded ammo in certain calibers. I myself prefer the 3200 Hawk. It will shoot bullet weights from 125 Gr. to 250 Gr. The .323 bullet diameter may actually be better for large animals like elk or moose.
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Screenerx - I would suppose you noted the original posting is over 2 years old?
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Screenerx - I would suppose you noted the original posting is over 2 years old?
It's still fun to talk about these things, no matter how old. We been talkin' about what's in the Bible for 2,000 years. Never gets old, does it?
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