Have been thinking about creating another mildcat round. It will be an elongated 6.5mm Creedmoor that I call as of this moment, the 6.5mm Croodmeer. It will utilize the .30-06 Springsteen case and be 2.100 inches long-- the same as a 300WSM to make sure it's a short-action round. Neck length will be 1X the bullet diameter. Shoulder angle will be 23 degrees--the same as a .223Rem case. The angle was chosen because there is a neck-turning tool available that has the blade already cut to that angle. I expect I will have to turn the necks because the brass will most likely be kind o' thick right where we find the bottom of the neck on an '06 case. My question is, Should I use cheap & plentiful factory-formed brass? Or should I procure cylinder brass at $0.78 apiece?
In years past some casing manufacturers sold straight tubes like these, that they called “BASIC BRASS.” Peterson refers to its BASIC BRASS casings as Wildcat Tubes. Each Peterson Wildcat Tube starts with the same brass raw material as other Peterson rifle casings. We process them using the same...