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||Posted - Jan 23 2006 : 13:47:39
I am new here--and want to share a result of, mine and
couple others over on AR, mad wildcatting.
It is called the 12GA From Hell--A long brass 12ga case
we made by putting a 12ga size rim on BMG brass and
straightening case out. Rob and John on AR put theirs
in big Borchardt falling block actions and I put mine in
a Savage 210 bolt action shotgun with heavy barrel and stock.
I got a 730 gr Dixie terminator lead slugout at 2700 fps,
and 3/4 oz Barnes saboted slug out at 3900 fps.Here is
picture of the case next to regular plastic shell, which can
be fired in the chambers of our guns.Ed
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||Posted - Apr 25 2017 : 16:18:57
Here is picture of a brake on 12ga FH with real hot loaded
hollowbase lead slug, brake needed more clearance
for the expanding slug.
Here is the before and after of 375 HE cases,
2 on left necked, 2 on right formed in hydro die after necking..
Here is pic of 416 HSM second from left we are experimenting
with, going to see if we can make the ultimate 416 ELR case.
Can be 3.60" to 4.00" long, a long one pictured.
Holds over 280 gr ball powder under bullet. In the picture,
1st case is 416 HE, 2nd 416 HSM, 3rd 375 HE, 4th 378 WEA.
416 HSM will get 400gr to 4100 plus without needing BMG action,
470 gr 3800 plus , it may be the ultimate target, singleshot 416..
Case will work in fat bolt actions, with heavy enough barrel
to have good, milder, barrel harmonics and srtill be under 50 lbs.
A lot of the 2 mile type shoots are adopting 50lb limit.
Here is picture of the 416 HSM fireformed once,
next to bmg case we make it from and as we
improve wildcatting process next few weeks
some specs may make small changes, now from
base to shoulder is 3.45", case 3.97" long. Ed..
Manson has 416 HE and 408 HE prints, as well as 375 HE
He can also make you a resize die reamer from that info.
We got 700 cases in 416 and one more pass if 408s wanted, ,
Going to do lot more cases for these 2 sizes also,
Questions, PM or email. ph 989-644-5228..
Here are final specs for 416 HE.
Length 3.32", belt diameter ,655", base dia .635" ,
length base to to shoulder 2.860" , 30 deg shoulder.Ed
||Posted - Mar 11 2017 : 21:58:25
My Jaw literally dropped when reading this !
||Posted - Mar 11 2017 : 20:36:22
Picture of fellows at Vestals Gunsmithing test firing 585 HE
they built for a guy. They got 750 gr to almost 2800 from
ultra short barrel, not a full load . A regular barrel would be
over 2900, 14000 ft lbs with full load..
Picture of our 375 HE cases, with little 378 WEA on left.
Middle case is with 330 gr, right case is 400gr bullet.
Here is picture of out 375HE testgun, in heavy t-hole stock.
So far 340 gr to 3700 and 360gr 3600.
Next 416 HE target case, these run through the hydro-die,
test gun done,will complete testing soon, to confirm specs.
When specs set, info will be sent to reamer guys
Soon will have 408 HE with specs set up also, for guys,
Smaller case 416s and 408s can be reamed out for
our bigger case .Ed
||Posted - Feb 01 2017 : 15:03:18
Thanks Ed for taking the time to show us your hard work. I'm impressed to say the least.
I Love my COTW book, so I'm glad they put your stuff in it this time.
In the pic, they guy from Canada is at lower left ya ?
||Posted - Feb 01 2017 : 05:33:14
Here is picture of one of 3 buffs our guy from Canada got in
Africa with our 24ga FH he did on a NEF, in 2nd picture
Here is the neck die setup, with insert stems/plugs for the top that
are set in .020" steps to make our 375 HEs shown behind
from our 585HE cases. 900 cases behind and 600 on
another bench, mostly done, and 600 started elsewhere,
We also made a hydraulic form die, 375 HE test gun, starting with
lighter bullets, for example got 340 gr to 3700,
Will test up to 400gr We will find top speeds and powders needed
to get that, and have info where to get powders. Reamer prints are
at reamer guys, all prints and info is public domain... Ed
||Posted - Jan 06 2017 : 20:52:15
Our friend Brian from the far north went to Africa with his 24ga FH he did in
a NEF break action and got 3 nice buffs with it. Good job.
Our 585HE, 700HE and the great 12ga FH are now in the new COTW book
published in Oct, now out for sale,
We now have our target 375 HE cartridge, made by necking down our 585 HE.
The others couldn't make enough 375s, so we started our own. It has different
shoulder taper, length, neck length, improved over the others...Got a bunch
guys doing it, most into the 2 mile shooting venues, We're making cases,
testing, reamer prints at reamer guys, we are getting guys going. The 2 mile
shoot last year really got the interest booming for 375 necked from our case,
Here's how, size and seat 375 HE, one simple die, a 1" die, no huge dies needed
A die we can make with resize reamer from reamer guy, a regular die body,then
pass on to the next guy, one reamer can make whole bunch of dies for folks.
I do primer work separate, not in the press. SO First with lock ring set, I size cases.
When coming back out of dies with case, we notice the case still well centered,
held straight, when it is down as far as the length of the 375 HE neck... IE
the sides and shoulder corner still supported tight.
So we put washer or another lock ring on, same thickness as neck length,
below original lock ring, screw down tight tight in press,
Dies had a 5/8 x 24 thread in top, had powder fill bushing and other stuff same thread,
reamed out from bottom to set bullet height, with ram, case,and bullet up,
After priming, loading in the powder charge, we carefully start(boat tail makes it easy)
bullet in case by hand, slide up in die, into holder, raise ram to to top, bullet seated
perfect. Die can have different thread in top as long as big enough to hold seating
bushing of some kind , that can be made from many items.
These target bullets held in by strong neck tension, no crimping needed, and notice
bullet point will get no marks or dents, fast, easy, no 380-500 buck special dies.
Bushing centering bullet on ogive is very accurate.
OVER 900 375HE cases piled behind presses getting done. About 600 on another
bench nearly ready. Small batches in shelves.And we will do more.
All 375 info, prints, specs, pictures, load data, etc, is public domain, worldwide,
for any target, hunting, etc, use..Ed
||Posted - Oct 26 2016 : 13:07:11
Some info about target 375 wildcats made from 585 HE , for now Mitch has the
Lethal case proprietory, and the guy in Alaska with the 375 Warlord,
which is about the same case, both made from my 585 HE, holds same powder; has
released it to public domain and he and I will have formed 375 Warlord cases in few weeks....
He has also released the reamer to the public,being made by JGS, so anyone wanting to do
a super ELR rifle, get you a reamer ''now' on the first reamer run at JGS, that way,
you can get a gun done this winter, with reamer in hand.Ed
||Posted - Oct 02 2016 : 11:35:41
awesome! is the only fitting response. plainly awesome! but like the BMG it really has no practical application outside a battlefield. those kind of energies are mostly waisted on game, unless you have some amazing expansion you loose on pass through. I have hunted just about as big as you can without going for hippo and the like. never used anything bigger than a 45-70. truly a .243 and 7mm rem mag have accounted for most.
still those guns sound awesome, would love to shoot one.
||Posted - Oct 02 2016 : 06:49:20
Here is a picture of the 12ga FH brass case that Nathan
Vale had Bertrams make. Next to short plastic case.
Here is a picture of our 585BB headstamp. Perfect lettering
for our case as it came from production line,.
I like Hogue stocks, but they aren't made for singleshots.
We use singleshots for our 12ga FH and 585HE.
Here is picture of a NEF we set up for 24ga FH and we adapted
a Hogue 1300 Winchester Hogue to it. Looks a lot better, and
handles recoil easier than factory, Butt hollow, easy to add weight,
Here is picture of 585 case in the Lawton bolt, and the wildcat
375s and others made from our cases, work in bolt also. Ed
||Posted - Aug 08 2016 : 07:29:02
Fellow big bore nut, Nathan Vale in AUS, has worked with
Bertram and got the run of full length 12ga From Hell cases done.
Drawn 12ga long cases as strong as BMG brass with unbreakable rims.
Any wanting to get some, contact Bertram at the email -----
Some more on wildcat 375 Lethal Cartridge and Mitchell Fitzpatrick's win.......
.375 Lethal Precision Arms LLC rifle shooting prototype solid 400gr Berger bullets.
Mitchell built this rifle himself using a McMillan A5 Super Mag stock, Rock Creek barrel,
Nightforce ATACR MOA scope, Phoenix Precision Bipod, and a Lethal Precision Arms
muzzle brake. Lawton Action. Lethal Precision his own gunsmith shop, will make
these target rifles for anyone into target shooting and long range hunting..
Remarkably, Mitchell nailed first- and second- shot hits at the 2477-yard target,
a full 1.4 miles away. It is windy out there, makes shooting hard with a time limit.
The prototype 400 grain Berger Bullets solid performed great, (G7 BC of 0.56 at 3000 fps).
Here is 585 HE in an Enfield, in a Choate Heavy Varmint Stock. These are super strong.
The butts of these can easily be weighted. Couple guys doing them....... Ed
||Posted - Jul 26 2016 : 13:42:30
Thankyou. Yes we like the fact that 375 worked great,
and that will help make our case more popular,
no matter what it is used in. AND the primer pockets
are staying tight, where other guys non belt cases made from
the same cup draws are not...Ed
||Posted - Jul 23 2016 : 22:14:59
Anyone who wants to read about the 375 Lethal and King of 2 miles 2016 finals,.. here's a link.
I had no idea the 375 Lethal was based of off the 585 HE. First round hit at 2,477 yards (1.4 miles) is a crazy feat in itself.
Tho no one hit the 2 mile target this year, it makes no difference because 20 years ago the best long range shooters could barely hit a target at half that distance, and even today there aren't many shooters who can hit a barn door at a mile on the first shot.
And people keep saying belted magnums are a thing of the past !
||Posted - Jul 23 2016 : 04:17:35
you know what ed, you have me beat so bad that i am staying tuned in with your cannon from hell!! do not shoot a d8 cat or the white house, what ever you shoot with that gun will be disabled. LOL 86
||Posted - Jul 23 2016 : 03:25:58
Here is a helix driver seal we made by cutting base from helix driver
wadcup, good for fullbore roundballs that are too big to go in cup.
Best one to cut off is shortest `12ga one BPI has.
Here is picture of a 585HE made on a Stiller bolt action for guy in Canada.
It was made for the poster Spooksar on Africa Hunting and Accuratereloading,
by Corlanes/Rocky Mountain rifles, in Dawson Creek BC Canada, with a
Stiller action, Timney trigger. the stock is a blue/grey laminate. He imported
the barrel, cases, dies, etc.. from us, through Prophet River in Lloydminster AB.
That action similar to Lawton we had and neighbor got, that won the King Of The
2 Mile shoot at Whittington, with the 375 Lethal cartridge the neighbor made,
from our 585 brass. Made it full length case,.. It is big one on the right.
He made an 18 lb gun with McMillan target stock, a huge scope, tripod..
Nice thing is we don't need BMG action.ED
||Posted - Jun 18 2016 : 06:15:49
There are guys on Castboolits forum experimenting with
locking on plastic bases securely on slugs.
Making their own front heavy ones for smoothbores.
Here is picture of our 585BB case next to long 585HE.