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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 - 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.
||Posted - May 11 2016 : 21:21:20
Here is a Midland break action a guy is doing in 24ga FH.
Here is old catalog picture of different stuff used in old days
for shotgun loads. Some would be hairy in brass cases
Here is picture of a MN a guy is doing 585HE in..
It is singleshot. Redid bolt handle, mounted it on the bolt
further back, so the port could be lengthened for our long case.
Also puts handle back where it is easier to grab.
Needs, more shaping, polishing, blueing, scope rail added.
||Posted - Apr 14 2016 : 02:03:33
We will have arrived when we have this big bore in our back yard,
Kind of a neat suppressor,
Here is folder shotgun, the guys set up as 24ga FH.
Shoots nice, looks nice, it a more expensive break action,
compared to many others.
Here is another view of what we feel is a nearly perfect
break action. Guy is making a strong 24ga FH with it.
Here is picture of a 585HE MRC PH a guy set up..
Here is picture of our shorter 585 BB for leverguns, etc, with
variety of bullets..Can get energy like regular elephant guns..Ed
||Posted - Mar 17 2016 : 14:21:42
Here is picture of a great old time 8bore double.
I like those old outside hammer, big bore guns.
The style of most break actions singles aren't the greatest, that we
we used for 12ga FH, 10ga FH, other caliber barrels we mono-blocked
in them like .585" bore for 585HE and 24ga FH.. One that is close
that we have, is the Magtech.
Well the guys have found one that is super strong lockup and looks
real nice. And has the good quality look. It comes 12ga light shot barrel,
soon be monoblocked to rifled 24ga FH, the little brother of the 585HE.
We told company if they did them with NEF style, rifled, heavy slug barrel,
for shotgun caliber only hunters, they couldn't make them fast enough.
Here is picture of 585HE, In an Enfield that Bret and Darrel in Minn
set up with great camo finish, with nice brake job. It is in a Hogue, recoil
reducing, rubber coated, Compstock.Great job they did.. Ed
||Posted - Feb 12 2016 : 06:07:00
Here is picture of a hard plastic molded shotgun case, holding
a slug, without crimping, a company is experimenting with.
This one with light slug supposed to do over 2000 fps.
Here is video by Corlanes Sporting, Dawson Creek, BC, CAN.
Known as, Rocky Mtn Rifles, video on Youtube of them testing our
585 HE in a barreled action, they are building for a guy. They are
shooting it into their big bullet trap with test load..
Here is picture of Rossi SS with 585 barrel mono-blocked into it,
chambered for our 585 BB 2.17" case, to do testing in a light rifle
with just pistol grip to simulate the case in pistols. Others going to
put case in leverguns, autoloaders. We got plenty of cases Ed
||Posted - Jan 25 2016 : 02:29:04
A poster reading our threads said '' I'm slowly becoming a recoilapheliac''..
That is neat term , and very glad that folks are catching the big bore fever.
Here is a simple, yet neat peep sight we can use on the rear sporterized
bridges of Enfields, works on other rear bridges also.Including shotguns.
I like peep sights the best for most shooting. They also come with flat
bottoms also for bridges and receivers that are flat on top.
Another picture of the 585 HE one of our guys put in the MPI stock..
Here is another pic of our guys 24ga FH in the NEF
On straight sided cases like our 585 HE the die set has a mouth expander
die to make it easy to insert bullets. The die flares the mouth, but I always
felt that doing what is really a relative relatively sharp flare, and then the slight
roll crimping the same area of the case into a groove on the
bullet or slug, shortens case life.
So I just use expander plug out of the die, by hand, using just the bottom of
of the expander plug and just push it in a little, wobble it around a small
amount, bullet goes in ok, case mouths last longer, good for dozens of loads,
with moderate hunting and target loads.Only takes a few seconds and less
work that has to be done in the press ... Ed
||Posted - Dec 10 2015 : 05:37:35
Here is a fancy stocked 24ga FH built on a NEF, built by
a guy in Canada. Its straight back, high comb
stock, handles recoil great.Neat looking work... Ed
About our 2.17" 585 BB case for lever guns, pistols, etc,.
It is made from our 585 case cut back to 2.17" long.
With loaded length of about 2.8" work in lever guns, etc.
Work in 71s, later 1886s, Henry steel frames made for 45-70.
One guy is putting one in single shot action set up with
Contender style pistol grip for testing in long rifle barrel,
to simulate pistol recoil..Be very brisk recoil in a case
that holds 110 gr powder under a light Minie bullet.
Maybe work in a Rossi Judge with heavy barrel.
Or rolling block rifles and pistols...Gonna try one in 1887.
Got first one in one of our guys Greener GP for testing..
In some ways big bore shotguns and rifles are sexy.
By looking at the shape of the fire and smoke cloud....
Thanks for picture, to the great NitroExpress Forums site.
Here is picture of another neat sporterizing deal for Enfields.
On those without rear bridge pocket welded up, we just mill down
and shape it so debth of the pocket matches bottom section of
weaver rail and screw or epoxy it in. Shape to drive in hole tight.
Can use as a rear scope ring mount or mount for peep sight
like a compact UTG sight...Ed
||Posted - Nov 10 2015 : 01:26:29
Here we kill two birds with one stone so to speak,
Best case sizer is the MEC Collet Super Sizer and it can double
as a case holder when we roll crimp. Much better hold than
the ones made to hold cases for crimping, that cost a lot.
Save cost of a holder, plus have best sizer around
Here is couple different setups our guys checking for our 585HE
in a long, Lawton Cheytac action. First laminated thumbhole stock.
Second in a Hogue Compstock. The action can mount a scope rail
like shown on the table in 1st picture or a receiver sight in 2nd picture.
The scope rail is a piccatiny type.
The stocks used were wide ones for REM long actions, just add recoil
block ahead of recoil inleting for the longer action, drill new screw hole
Open the stock forward to original bolt hole for longer cases and mag.
About Enfields for our case, one of my favorites, Some don't like the
sporterizing, welding bottom metal straight. Many think straightening
is a huge job needing special jigs. Easier just use one being added on for a jig
with a bolt, to weld on the straight extension, Do top weld, then cut old
extension that is under off with a thin cutting wheel, then weld bottom.
When we bolt the short piece on the one we are straightening, we grind
the short slant off so the added piece lays on there flat.
The one you cut off can be used as the top extension for the next one!!!
Just keep on building...Ed
||Posted - Oct 24 2015 : 00:52:43
We got guys wildcatting our 585HE case,
Here is picture of that 375 Warlord next to our 585 case he made it from.
He is going to make couple later necked down to 416, and 458.
There is another guy working on doing one necked down to 357 wildcat.
Here is a picture of our poster Biebs on AR, 585 HE, in a MPI stock.
He used a big Enfield action, with a fancy jeweled bolt.
We found couple other big actions for our 585, that can even feed really
long overall length loaded cases, like 4.5" long or more, if you are
using long pointed bullets for real long range target and hunting work.
One is Lawton 8000 Cheytac action, and the other is Stiller Cheytac actions
made similar, just a newer version. Both actions come in 1.45" diameter
and a 1.60" diameter receivers.
And Vestals Gunsmithing in Virginia does great work, decent prices, has
these actions and will build you fancy 585 HEs. .. He has, working with
another guys mag box setup, setup an extra long, good working, single
stack, center feed, magazine..He has one of our 585 HE reamers on hand,
we have barrels....Ed
||Posted - Sep 29 2015 : 19:18:03
Originally posted by hubel458
Shot a 610 grain hollowpoint Dixie hard
slug into 6 gallon sealed pail of water.
Going 2800 fps, and real big hollowpoint.
First pic is pail with crimped on top.
Pail full and has filler spout capped.
Second pic,impact with water atomising,
and pail blowing apart.In the next small
fraction of a second is third after impact
with shelf cleared, the hyrostatic pressure
down, has bent top of steel frame shelf.
Same blast put jug pieces all over.
Got to get a 15 gallon one. Behind
you see my wood bundle backstop...Ed
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