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Weatherby Wildcat

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2014, 11:44:27 PM »
I wouldn't ditch any of the calibers.  Especially the .30-378 and the .3.38-378, they are great calibers and are very accurate.  As for a wildcat my vote is for a .264/.300.  Call it whatever you want but it would have great ballistics.
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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2014, 05:37:00 AM »
I bought a .270-300 from Purplefox and love it. I've not hunted with it yet, but it is great at the range.

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2014, 07:33:25 AM »
I think with the 26 Nosler out now, weatherby would have to base the .26 cal off the full length 300 to keep up, I cant picture the shortend matching/beating balistics of it, but maybe.
The 7-300 would be awesome, but with the 7 UM and so forth, not sure it would survive. A 7-378 would cause a riot in the gun world, but would probably be very inefficient. I'd still buy one though, lol!

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2015, 05:40:26 AM »
How does your .264 wby shoot Im thinking or rebarreling my .257 wby for shooting bigger bullets not that it needs it . Maybe a 6.5 wsm . WOndering how barrel life is and accuracy .

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2016, 09:53:43 AM »
6.5 on the 257/270/7mm case.

And the 224  ;D
I shoot cases with a belt because I feel the other cartridges need to pull their trousers up.


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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2016, 05:39:58 PM »
I once had a 264 win mag, wished I still had it. Now I have a 257 Wby, so a 6.5- 257 sounds very interesting to me. Maybe the next barrel will have to be that

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2016, 08:02:58 PM »
I'm in the process of wildcating the 378 Weatherby. I took most of the taper out, shortened the neck, and put a 40 degree shoulder on the case. I built it for my son so it's called the 375 Zayne. Should hold a ton of powder and be very efficient. Can't wait for him to shoot it!!

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2016, 01:46:15 PM »
7mm-300 Wby would be a cool edition as well the 6.5-257(270-7mm) as long as there in a Weatherby case I'm happy !
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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2016, 03:06:20 PM »
That sounds like a cool build DoubleZ.
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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2016, 06:22:16 AM »
Do you guys think a 204 Weatherby (.20-.224) would ever survive? I think Weatherby back in the varmint world would be really nice to see, its the missing link!  Just thinking of something thats somewhat practical and not over the top crazy (22-378) that would still maybe be the fastest in its class without melting barrels after a few hundred shots. Its pretty stiff competion in those varmint calibers with the 22-250 and 204 already set in stone and not going anywhere. Some guys really dislike the belts on cartridges, myself "not" being one of them, it would be at a disadvantage right off the bat, however I've always loved the look of the little 224 cartridge and wonder what it could do with some 32 and 40 gn .204 caliber bullets? My 204 and 224 are two of my favorite range go'ers, and sitting there comparing the two cartridges one day got me thinking? Id buy one!
Bringing back the 224 for a limited run has been brought up continuously on this site and probably isnt going to happen, however I'd buy one of them too!  :)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2016, 06:24:05 AM by weatherbyman22 »


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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2016, 06:43:18 AM »
I think you have a cool idea, weatherbyman22.  A .204cal based off the 224 would be easy to design and build, I suspect.  I also suspect it would potentially offer some very nice ballistics.  Build it with a fast enough twist to stabilize the very heaviest conceivable bullets in the .204cal space (maybe some of which haven't been created yet...) and you could have a winner in the wildcat world.
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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2016, 08:30:27 AM »
Thanks Duby!
That 224 case with a 20 caliber bullet would be a neat looking cartridge. Like Duby said, put a fast twist in it and maybe Hornady, Berger, Sierra, etc will have a 45gn or more long range/high bc bullet in the near future. It'd be utilizing one of Roy's cartridge designs while being a class leader and not going crazy overbore and put Weatherby's name boldly back in the Varmint world. Unlike the 224 that was released with a 22-250 and 220 swift already out on the market with higher velocities, the 204 Weatherby could be the kingpin. Offer it right off the bat with a cheap Spitzer load in the $30 range (to attract more buyers) and one premium high octane load!
I know it's a crazy thought, however seeing Weatherby back with a Varmint cartridge would be awfully nice and "I think" it would be the easiest option to make it happen.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2016, 08:33:28 AM by weatherbyman22 »

Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2016, 05:47:36 PM »
The 375/378 Weatherby Improved (aka 375 Zayne) will have the Mark V blueprinted, chambered, a tuned Assassin muzzlebrake installed, and laminate stock shaped in the next couple of weeks. Can't wait to get it together and present in to my son...who just happens to be named Zayne😄😄


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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2016, 07:38:28 PM »
Has your sons 375 Zayne made it to the range??
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Re: Weatherby Wildcat
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2016, 04:23:06 PM »
Not yet. I am still finishing the stock. All the metal work has been completed. As soon as the stock is done I can bed the action and mount the scope. Then we can head to the range!!