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Old 02-06-2010, 01:32 PM
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Good afternoon. I'm a first time poster, but longtime reloader/shooter. I have had many and still have a plethora of TCR & T/C Contender barrels in both stock and wildcat rounds. I have always wanted to take a 30/40 Krag Ackley Improved and neck it to a 7mm for a notch-up performer over the 7x30 Waters for a Contender. Lately, I was hacking around and ran across such a reamer listed in the Pacific Reamer list. I e-mailed them, but they had no relevant info on it other than it was made back in the 80's and they made several. Does anyone know someone who might know something about this wildcat? In Pacifics' reamer list, it was shown as a 7mm/40 Krag Improved. I'm also looking for more info, dies, stuff on the .22/30-30 Ackley round.

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Old 02-06-2010, 03:22 PM
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TxQuigly,

the 7mm/40 Krag Improved offers a little better ballistic performance than that of the 280 Remington and in fact, uses that cartridges load data as a starting point for load development...

The standard 30/40 Krag as well as the "improved" versions, have been necked down as far as .17 caliber and up to .35 caliber and then some...

Performance wise, the 22X30-30 Improved is a dead ringer for the 22-250 and it's velocity will duplicate it with all bullet weights...

Redding offers dies for the 22X30-30 Improved as does CH-4D....

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:17 PM
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I have a Pacific Reamer for 6mm/30-40AI that has a removable pilot. I think case capacity would be about the same as the 6mmRemAI, when all is said and done, so you'd basically wind up with a 7mm MauserAI. CH4D could do custom dies for your new pet. However it seems to me that it'd be an awful lot of powder capacity to try to use in a pistol length barrel. This improved reamer is very improved, cuts a shoulder of .447" diameter that is pushed forward of the standard Krag shoulder. I'm working on putting a 6mm Obermeyer barrel into a Krag action for cast bullet shooting. The Obermeyer cost me all of $10 off gunbroker!
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:16 AM
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Due to the passing of a friend I now own his custom 7mm krag. I have dies also. We have been looklng for his loading data. I also am looking for any other relevent data. He spent 20 years building this rifle. When I get the data I will make it avalible to any one who wants it. He may have been the one who ordered the reemers back in the 80s. This was his lifes work and I think the shooting world should benefit. I know his prefered long range bullet was a 162g HPBT. I could potentially send out sized brass.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:05 AM
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Machineman,

Welcome to the forum.

I'm not sure from your post if you are hoping to do regular business with selling the formed brass. Please note that selling or advertising on the board has specific rules you have follow. Anyone trying to make a regular business of something has to become a board sponsor and can offer things for sale only in the Forum Merchants and Sponsors area. Read this sticky if that interests you.

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Old 05-12-2013, 11:45 AM
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Im sorry if that was an odd first post. My intention was not to sell anything. This was a friends rifle and he spent a huge amount of time devloping it. I just felt that others might benifit from his work. I dont figure that there are a lot of people interested in this wildcat. I dont know a lot about devloping wildcats. I just thought that a single formed brass might help with others trying to build one. I have no intention of manufacturing them for sale. He spent years devloping best loads and if I canfind the data I know that would help.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:44 PM
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Good afternoon. I'm a first time poster, but longtime reloader/shooter. I have had many and still have a plethora of TCR & T/C Contender barrels in both stock and wildcat rounds. I have always wanted to take a 30/40 Krag Ackley Improved and neck it to a 7mm for a notch-up performer over the 7x30 Waters for a Contender. Lately, I was hacking around and ran across such a reamer listed in the Pacific Reamer list. I e-mailed them, but they had no relevant info on it other than it was made back in the 80's and they made several. Does anyone know someone who might know something about this wildcat? In Pacifics' reamer list, it was shown as a 7mm/40 Krag Improved. I'm also looking for more info, dies, stuff on the .22/30-30 Ackley round.

Thanks to all,
TxQuigly
I'm a great admirer of Ackely, but the 22/30-30 was replicated in the 225 Winchester.
That round lost the battle to the .222 Remington.
I think that the main reason was marketing, or the rimmed cartridge case.
The 22-250 took the lead in ballistics and ease of reloading.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:49 AM
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I took this rifle out for a shoot today. It is incredibly accurate. I am not an expert by any means but I would say it would hold 1/2 MOA or better in the right hands. I will have to do some testing at closer range to see how well it really performs. This was a first try and I only had about 25 rds to use. I shot 15 and kept 10 so I could try to duplicate them. We had my fathers custom 264 mag also and my late friend loaded these so hot that I would say they were out performing the 264 mag. This rifle is priceless to me. I have never shot a nicer one.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:53 AM
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Gotcha. Just needed to make sure.

If you can photograph some small groups fired by that rifle, I'm sure that would encourage further interest in the chambering. Good luck locating the load data, as that would save you a lot of time.
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I will try to get a grouping photo. I only had 25 rds to start with and I only have 10 left. I willhave to wait untill I have somereloaded, thanks.
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