SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting. There are other rounds that fill the requirements, but there are no significant ammunition makers or common, reliable rifles made to fire them. I tested a Ruger 77/44 bolt-action rifle at one point and found it to be among the best and fastest-handling straight-walled rifles available today. Accuracy can be elusive, and you may need to try a few different types of ammo until you find one that works best in your rifle. This by far is the best case trimmer I’ve seen. en A firearm cartridge (110) has a case configured with a straight-walled portion and a radial shoulder (114) for housing a propellant. I switched to solids in my own .450 rifles after seeing lackluster terminal performance in the field with soft, expanding bullets. Quickview. I've lost count of the groups that started under 2 inches with four shots and jumped to 5 or 6 inches on the fifth. As a result, it can offer challenges in the complex inner workings of an AR. The 350 Legend is also designed to work in an AR-15 style rifle. Straight-Walled Centerfire Cartridges For Deer Hunting New (er) straight-wall cartridges like the.460 S&W Mag. Straight-Wall Rifle Cartridges Are Making a Comeback in Deer Hunting. You may have a perfect group going on your target only to find the next shot is off in another time zone. Hornady’s 325-grain Flextip ammo has a muzzle velocity of 2050 fps and the bullet has a BC of .230. Custom rifles, such as those from Precision Rifle Company, will shoot sub-MOA all day in those calibers but are still limited by the cartridge, as far as effective range is concerned. The .450 Bushmaster cartridge was developed using a modified .284 Winchester case with a rebated rim. More Hunting. The .350 offers about half the recoil of the .450—but at the price of bullet mass and energy. Currently unavailable. Most other rifles I tested have been in the 3-inch range at 100 yards. Thanks to the unique way the case is locked in place in the shell holder, this trimmer accurately restores fired cases to the correct length no matter the thickness of the cartridge rim. Custom Cartridge Cases. A different threat, your responses . case that’s been removed of its shoulder. Some other states already do this. A cartridge case—and note that the bullet is not included here—must be between 1.16 and 1.8 inches and .35-caliber or larger. The new regulation is designed to allow additional opportunities for hunters that own these guns or want to hunt with these guns. 0 1 1. There aren’t many semi-automatic options out there, but there are wonderful lever-action rifles and bolt guns made to fire it. I have a vintage Pioneer PL-A25 with a straight tonearm. The .45-70 boasts a wide range of bullet options, sometimes in excess of 500 grains. It has good penetration qualities with hard-cast lead bullets. I strongly recommend talking to the folks there about your straight-walled hunting rifle build. This round was designed by Winchester primarily to address some perceived shortcomings associated with the .450 Bushmaster. New handle on gun case from £40.00. It has been proposed to allow straight walled cartridge rifles for deer hunting in the shotgun only counties. If you’re a handloader, you can make very, very powerful loads in your bolt-action that are otherwise unsafe in the fragile AR action. Ornaments; he carries none, but the notches on his bow. This trimmer will trim and chamber any cartridge with a shoulder from .17 Remington to .460 Weatherby, which means pretty much anything you might have running around (if you need to trim the 20mm cannon shells from your M61 Vulcan, we can’t help you). SAAMI limits the MAP to 28,000 psi. While there are hundreds of rifle cartridges suitable for deer hunting, when we add that “straight-walled” factor into the equation the list grows much shorter. 4.1 out of 5 stars 65 ratings. I’ve been hunting with the .450 Bushmaster for a number of years and was one of the first to write about the need for .450 bolt-actions well before Ruger released its Gunsite Scout and American rifles. The .350 Legend is the latest straight-walled cartridge to make waves on the hunting scene. Straight-wall rifle cartridges, such as.444 Marlin, offer plenty of knock-down power and accuracy for deer hunting. They are all fine long-range rifles. That’s the exact opposite of what's in vogue with modern rifle cartridges today. For the moment, the .450 Bushmaster seems to be the most popular for straight-walled deer hunting. Essentially, the .350 Legend cartridge is composed of a .35 caliber bullet fitted to a modified .223 Rem. New straps on gun case from £30.00 per strap. It’s the smallest of the bunch, but with good bullets, it can ethically take whitetails out to 150 yards, which makes it better suited to wooded thickets than open farmland. This is good performance for the most part, and if your gun does better, consider yourself lucky. Anybody who has done much range work with them knows that they are plagued with fliers. Born in 1873, .45-70 Govt. A Ruger No. Even modern straight-walled cases are not beyond this. A straight-walled handgun cartridge that is over the maximum length would do the same thing, but I have rarely seen a straight-walled case that is over maximum length. At best, escaping gasses seep through the action — and sometimes into the face of the shooter — when cracked cases are fired. The across-the-board effective ranges are the same as most slug guns—that being inside 200 yards. It was the advent of the self-contained metallic case that allowed for the first repeating arms to be manufactured and distributed on an industrial scale. I own several long guns in .308 Win-7.62x51. Home; Archives; Profile; Subscribe; Reloading 12/03/2015. Well, the .350 has yet to have its public trial. At worst, the case can rupture completely, leaving brass in the chamber. The low bullet mass is the reason the ideal distance is about 100 yards. The .44 Magnum is what most people consider to be the best of the “old-school” straight-walled cases. The case further includes a neck (20) for retaining a bullet (60). The plus side of this cartridge is that recoil is pretty mild, so it’s a good choice for shooters who need to take recoil into consideration. Then a third draw would swage out the lower portion of the case an additional .013 inch to allow for some cartridge taper. The .45-70 is generally considered a rifle cartridge, but today, you can find handguns that chamber it. Due to the fact that the straight-wall game is inside 200 yards for most people, it’s akin to playing dodgeball with everything from tennis balls to exercise balls: You’re always going to be better with a bigger ball, given that the game is at a set distance. Those big cowboy loads are slow, but a 255-grain wadcutter at 900 fps can floor a deer on penetration alone. The .350 Legend is no better. Some areas (such as Michigan) have physical restraints on the size of the case itself. Perhaps the most exciting of these is a new straight-wall centerfire cartridge from Winchester Ammunition. His “Thumper” concept was a semi-auto rifle larger than .44-caliber, capable of taking big game out to 250 yards. Unlike bottlenecked cartridges, these straight cases do not lengthen much, if any. Straight walled cartridges like 350 Legend don't have a case length requirement. For a while, nobody was making rifles in .45-70 and the cartridge seemed doomed. In other words, measure the diameter of the case anywhere along its length, and it should remain constant. offer more power and flatter trajectories than many older choices and take pistol-caliber rifles into previously uncharted … It served until the .30-40 Krag replaced it in 1892. is just as easy-handling, faster and more powerful in every way. I have used the cartridge with the 275-grain Barnes bullet designed for the .460 S&W; to take a truckload of hogs and an Asian water buffalo. Times have changed and straight-walled cartridge rifles from .357 as the smallest to .50 as the largest are now legal for deer hunting. It does almost everything except whistle Dixie, and there may be an add-on unit for that. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock. Any farther, and you encounter massive drops in energy and substantial bullet drop. One reason it seemed to take so long was because the .40-70 SS case is somewhat unique. Modern bolt-actions, such as the Ruger 77 Series, will do slightly better, usually grouping at 2 inches at 50 yards. Home; Archives; Profile; Subscribe; Straight-case calibers 07/11/2016. October 2, 2019. is made for handguns. This in turn causes varying neck tension from cartridge to cartridge which causes variations in bullet speed and pressure levels and adversely affects accuracy. I'm assuming chamferring & deburring would not be advised as it could alter the headspace. patents-wipo . FOUR4D4, Dec 3, 2015. First and foremost is that all the straight-walled cartridges in this article max out at somewhat close range. The latter are called "bottleneck" cases. There are many misconceptions—and outright lies—about these cartridges and rifles that need to be addressed. In cartridge design, there are a variety of case designs that include both straight walled and bottlenecked cases. Most factory .450 BM and .350 Legend rifles will shoot about 2 to 4 inches at 100 yards. Center-fired straight-walled rimmed cartridges chambered for handgun use with bullets from 0.357" to 0.500" diameter with a case length from 1.285" to 1.800" 1.800" is currently the longest case for a mainstream cartridge designed specifically for handguns and registered with Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacture's Institute (SAAMI) Despite the.350 Legend having the same.378 nominal rim diameter as a standard.223 round, you’ll need specialized magazines to reliably feed the straight walled cartridge, but this is the case when trying to use any straight walled cartridge in a rifle platform designed for bottlenecked cartridges. Straight or slightly tapered vs. bottleneck cartridges. Consequently, you will need to trim the case to make sure it has the right measurements before you reload it again. Is there an alignment tool for this? The original loading used a 250-grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2200 fps from a 20-inch barrel. .357 Magnum.44 Magnum.45 Colt.454 Casull.45-70 Govt. Learn how your comment data is processed. It’s essentially the same as .357 Magnum—on steroids—which means it’ll stretch out the range to about 100 or 150 yards (roughly the same as the .450 Bushmaster). Cartridge case, unprimed brass, .40-70 Sharps Straight, 2-1/2" for Shiloh. That makes extraction much easier than with straight-walled cases. It retains 1,000 foot-pounds of energy to 399 yards. Our Price: $4.50 Compare. HSM Bear Load .357 $42.49 Cabelas.com Black Hills 125-gr. The big boys tend to do better at longer ranges. Straight-walled cases offer a tremendous amount of utility in a surprising number of firearm types. Cooper was not only an icon of modern tactical applications; he was an serious hunter as well. The straight skinny on straight-case cartridges. Josh Wayner is a contributor to Gun Digest the Magazine. The first two draw steps produced a long, straight-walled case 1.71 inches long, with a .378-inch case head. The article originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine. New webbing strap on cartridge bag from £30.00. One can make a case that, despite being made for the AR, the .450 is best in a bolt-action. Gonna put together some hot, fast, light 90-gr short-range stuff with Hornady XTP. KA8210 .38/56 Winchester (Formed) Bertram Cartridge Case. Then the Marlin 1895 lever-action rifle came along in 1972 and changed everything. All cases are fully prepped and Ready to load. The 4 Best Straight-Walled Rifle Cartridges for Deer Hunting. Our broad range of cartridge bags & airline approved ammunition cases are sourced from top shooting equipment suppliers such as Croots, Harkila, Jack Pyke, Bisley and Laksen. While the .444 is near the bottom of the popularity list in current straight-walled rifle cartridges, I expect that will change as hunters discover the potential of this cartridge. Effective range from a lever-action rifle is about 75 to 100 yards on medium to large deer. Most .45-70 rifles can be quite accurate. 55.00. This cartridge was held back for years by the lack of good factory loaded ammo. Modern cartridges tend to be named after the cartridge designer or manufacturer. Straight-wall cartridges with expanding bullets from.357 to.50 caliber are legal. The cartridge has a cavernous case capacity designed to work with black powder of the era, and it used large-diameter bullets to compensate for the low velocity produced by that propellant. There are lots of old Springfield rifles around, but it’s a weak design, and it can’t stand a lot of pressure. Quickview. 4.7 out of 5 stars 204. $59.99 Cabelas.com Federal .44 Mag. It should be noted that the .45-70, while only slightly more powerful than .450 Bushmaster, isn’t legal in all areas that allow straight-walled cases because, at 2.105 inches, it is longer than the stipulated 1.8 inches. The .44 Magnum can stretch that a bit more, with the ideal range being 50 to 100 yards—only a marginal increase over .357 and .45 Colt. Knowing this, which practices commonly used on precision bottleneck cartridges would be applicable to this round? Reline gun case from £250.00. The .45-70 was developed for the army to be used in the trapdoor Springfield rifle. Hunting. 40/50 Sharps Straight. or a .500 S&W, so it all depends on shot placement and the individual rifle, bullet and animal. With a 150-yard zero, the Hornady ammo is 1.54 inches high at 100 yards, 4.68 inches low at 200 yards and 8.49 inches low at 250 yards. Straight wall cartridge rifles are the same caliber and use the same straight-walled cartridge legal for use in handguns, starting with .357 caliber and larger ammunition. Bolt-actions are generally more accurate than semi-autos and are more reliable, especially feeding the short, fat rounds such as the .450. Many AR rifles today struggle with reliability when it comes to the .450 due to subpar magazines and unsuitable gas system and buffer setups. The low recoil and cost of the .350 are not enough to make it superior to the .450 Bushmaster, but it will be enough to get people to try it out. The .45-70 was a very popular hunting cartridge, even before this straight-walled phenomenon started, but it's held back by all of those old guns out there. Though small in size (measuring only 2.25 inches in overall length), the .350 Legend is mighty in power, … S&W makes great revolvers, but not every hunter wants the challenge of handgun hunting or possesses the fortitude of wrist to master such hand cannons. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Dec 21, 2015 #1 . The .450 Bushmaster is the preeminent straight-walled hunting cartridge available today. The .45-70 is commonly thought of as a long-range round. straight & rimmed: parallel-sided or slightly tapered, rim is larger than the rest of the case (for example: Webley .455). Again, it can, of course, reach a target at long range, but that’s not the point of hunting. Making straight-walled rifles that are accurate and reliable is a challenge, and Precision Rifle Company dominates the bolt-gun scene. Rimmed cartridges must have a … 28 11 663. The .450 is the same as the .45-70, in that it’s best at ranges inside 150 yards. As you’re reading this, thousands of hunters are preparing for their traditional excursions, and many will be taking the .350 Legend to the field for the first time. Today’s hunter has a plethora of cartridges to choose from. The 30 Carbine case tapers down to the case neck, much like a bottle neck case. Any value in annealing straight walled rounds? HSM Bear Load .45 Colt $45.99 Cabelas.com Winchester .45 Colt $46.99 Cabelas.com. Get the 74th edition of the World's Greatest Gun Book. In the straight-wall game, a solid bullet is sometimes better than an expanding one, in that it can make up for low mass or low speed by punching in deeply. The idea used to develop the .450 Bushmaster was credited to Jeff Cooper. Then somebody figured out that straight-walled rifle cartridges are just as safe as slugs. With a 150-yard zero, the Hornady 170-grain factory load is 1.82 inches high at 100 yards, 4.67 inches low at 200 yards, and 12.69 inches low at 250 yards. This company knows more about these two cartridges and what makes them accurate than any other riflesmith. In a .308 bolt gun with standard AICS pattern mags, all that’s required is a simple barrel change to fire .450 Bushmaster. Bottle-necked rimless cartridges may headspace on the conical shoulder between the narrow neck and the larger diameter portion of the case. They say that straight walled cartridges do not have to trim the brass,is this true for rifle brass also. When last I looked, I *think* 300BO was the only bottleneck cartridge that met the requirement. Rimmed .22 rimfire cartridges with uniform forward diameter headspace on the rim, allowing cartridges of shorter overall length to be fired in a gun chambered for the longest cartridge. The Hornady 170-grain factory load generates 10.07 foot-pounds of recoil in an 8-pound rifle. FOUR4D4, Dec 3, 2015. It retains 1,000 foot-pounds of energy to just 360 yards. .350 Legend has no parent case. ... but there was a separate season proposed for "primitive weapons" like longbows and flintlocks, but the straight cartridge stuff was to make it legal during firearms in shotgun only counties. At best, escaping gasses seep through the action — and sometimes into the face of the shooter — when cracked cases are fired. A rimmed cartridge has a flange that is greater than the diameter of the base of the cartridge body. Is there a prescribed degree that I rotate the cart using the slots in the headshell? Tapered vs. straight-walled cartridges. each case has been annealed 2x, fully formed, trimmed to proper length, expanded to take a .403 bullet and tumbler polished. When on a shoot, a cartridge bag is an essential piece of kit. Certain states and regions have limitations on what caliber and type of gun can be used. Straight Walled VS Bottleneck Cartridges. As an example, the .500 and .460 Smith & Wesson are great rounds, but there are really no common or affordable rifles made to make use of them. Max SAAMI Case length is 1.290in. After what black-powder-cartridge-rifle shooters felt was a long wait, the new brass for the .40-70 Sharps Straight is now available from Jamison, a division of Captech International. Developed by Elmer Keith from the .44 Special, the .44 Magnum boasts .45 Colt bullet mass at .357 Mag. Is it better? The council also approved straight-walled cartridge rifles for deer hunting. The "Ideal" Urban Warfare cartridge? For generations, a lot of states have allowed deer hunters to use only shotguns with slugs or maybe a muzzleloader during gun season. 2,858 43. Bushmaster asked Hornady to produce the .45 Professional, but Hornady wanted to shorten the cartridge case to accommodate their .452-inch, 250-grain pointed SST Flex-Tip bullet. The same is true for the list of straight-wall pistol cartridges, including the .44 Mag., .454 Casull and .460 S&W Mag.. I have worked pretty extensively with this cartridge on the range with three different rifles, and I have talked with a bunch of other gun guys who have been shooting the 350 Legend. Hunting. Primarily, these are magnum revolver cartridges and straight-walled cartridges loaded for lever-action rifles. Get 12 Issues a year of the country's best firearms writing. I’ve seen soft .450 BM loads shatter in two deer after hitting only a shoulder blade. The tolerances and bullet quality vary widely. 140 - 165 gr bullets in .30/.31 cals of 30-30 through '06 case capacity), the medium burning powders (RL7, 3031, 4895, etc.) Cartridges such as the .45-70 Government and .44-40 Winchester—both circa 1873—were common long-gun chamberings. The goal of the straight-wall regulations was, for the most part, to open the hunting field to more hunters of various ages and ability. For new brass, expand the case mouth - First, set up the special straight expansion die that was created by taking a Lyman "M" .45-70 expansion die and removing its tapered expansion plug and replacing it with a BACO (Buffalo Arms Company) .461 straight expansion plug. A Last-Minute Fishing Gift Guide for the Diehard Angler on Your List. Because there’s an obvious correlation between bore size and bullet mass, bigger bullets will always be objectively better. Truth About Straight-Walled Cartridge Ballistics | Gun Digest Tim LeGendre of LeMag Firearms LLC developed the .45 Professional cartridge based on that criteria and licensed it to Bushmaster Firearms International for production and distribution. New zip in gun slip from £48.00. Perhaps as this trend grows, we will see some bolt-action .444 Rifles from the mainstream gun makers. Factory ammo must be safe to use in them, so the .45-70 rarely reaches its full potential. Headspace positioning of rimless, rimmed, belted and straight cartridges. 2. Because the state can't leave well enough the heck alone on anything, there is a limit to the case length. Here’s some weird and unintuitive science. The modern rounds, such as the .450 Bushmaster and .350 Legend, can be had in much more accurate guns—but again, they’re not the norm. Despite the advances made and new cartridges being introduced, straight-walled hunting is a fairly short-range game. It’s the hot ticket in town this year, and new rifle and ammo introductions are happening pretty fast. Introduced in 1964, the .444 Marlin was kind of a stretched out .44 Magnum. This fall will be the first deer season with this cartridge available to the public so we don’t have a lot of information on performance on game yet. In general, a straight walled case will have a case diameter that is the same across its length. Rimless cartridges must have a case length from.85 to 1.8 inches. 55.00. As a generalization, it typically offers a 250-grain bullet at 2,200 fps. Cartridge shapes. The only thing holding it back right now is the delivery system. The fact that most factory ammo is slower than 1,000 fps means that it will run out of gas very quickly. The best part of the .45 Colt is that it is a low-pressure cartridge that allows for easy practice while having high bullet mass. These four are the most popular. If you’re getting into serious hunting with straight-walled rifles, the .450 BM is king. cartridge cases is a useful way for ﬁrearms examiners to make a positive association between fired ammunition and a speciﬁc ﬁrearm or to exclude a suspected gun [4-6]. A prime selling point of the .350 Legend is that it boasts low recoil and low expense when compared directly to the .450 Bushmaster. Typically, handgun cartridge cases are straight walled and rifle cartridge cases are of the bottleneck type. Replace buckle chape from £15.00. We also have an initialling service. While the .450 Bushmaster and .350 Legend are new cartridges relative to the .45 Colt and .45-70, they share a number of the same features and performance. If you want that nostalgic hunt with a classy lever-action and red flannel, this is your cartridge. Shop our huge selection of brass cartridge cases and get your reloading hobby under way! But, load that bullet to 2300 fps, stick it in a rifle that can handle the pressure, and things change. Herein, a good case trimmer can restore a cartridge to its original state. Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus. While the max headspace is 1.290 to 1.300. The 16th Edition of Cartridges of the World has a cartridge identification table at the back with close to 1,000 cartridges listed. Straight cased, where the case diameter is approximately the same along its length. There is a long straight case neck, and then the end of the case. United States Cartridge Cases; 40/50 Sharps Straight; 40/50 Sharps Straight. The first three are geared toward revolvers, but there are great hunting rifles made to take advantage of their qualities. I see a lot of talk about the 45-70, the 444 and the 35 whelan. This cartridge headspaces off of the case mouth as you might expect given the description. Because rifled shotguns are basically rifles, the idea came about that straight-walled cases would be an ideal substitute; most are, when compared to bottle-necked cases, low-pressure and have limited range. The rifles are the same caliber and use the same straight-walled cartridges that are currently legal for use in handguns. I have had good luck with the Hornady 250-grain Flextip load. among our first successful self-contained metallic rifle cartridges. The old .45-70 is just as popular today as it was when it was first introduced in 1873. The straight-walled cases allowed are thus close to the power of a modern slug gun— sometimes, a little more and other times, a little less. I am thinking of getting a rifle for next years Ohio gun season. Most gun makers and gun buyers were not interested in new rifles chambered for this under performing cartridge. However, in today’s rifles with today’s bullets, it’s assuredly not. Our Obsession with Greenheads Is Ruining Duck Hunting as We Know It. It retains 1,000 foot-pounds of energy to just past 235 yards. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. A canvas cartridge bag will be as hard wearing as the leather equivalent and a good membrane will ensure it is fully waterproof. Straight walled cartridges are just a collection of different deer hunting capable calibers that all have a straight or almost straight cartridge case. For the fastest delivery, select Express Shipping at checkout. Shotguns have tremendous recoil and are not especially accurate, even with top-shelf slugs designed for rifled barrels. 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