Thanks for posting that.
I haven’t tried necking up my .338 brass for my .416 Taylor case yet, as I’ve been necking my .458WM brass down. But, a gentleman here on AH has used the .338 brass for his .416 Taylor and said it works well.
Yeah, some time ago I saw a Savage SS .458WM for sale on GB. I just thought it was a rebarrel? It did go for a premium price though.Thanks for posting that.
A-Square's "Any Shot You Want" manual is where I recall first seeing the specs on the .425 Exp.'s bullet diameter being .423" - same as the .404J.
I'm surprised, as stated on the page in the picture above, that Savage didn't maintain this cartridge, along with at least a couple of the other chamberings in their stainless Safari Series of M116 SE rifles ... 300WM and .458WM being the others.
At Savage's traditional price-point, they'd have sold at least as well as the Ruger's .375s for DG hunting.
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This is a very interesting thread! (I'm boring and easily entertained. LOL) If the .425 Express is based on a .300WM case, why is @Badboymelvin .425 Express case in his photos SIGNIFICANTLY longer than the pictured .458WM, .416 Taylor and .338WM cases? From .264WM, 7mmRM (case IS a smidge longer), .300WM, .338WM and .458WM, the cases are ALL the same length and width dimensions. I know I'm missing something here, but can't figure out what it is? I'll have to get some cases from my reloading "space" (that's all I get according to my wife) in the basement and do some measuring.
You're absolutely correct and I stand corrected. Without checking first, I thought it was the 7mmRM that had a longer case, but it IS the .300WM in that family of cartridges. I can't wait to see your rifle!Hey mate,
The .300 Win Mag case IS longer than the others.
.338WM, .458WM, .264WM are all 2.5" long
The .300WM is 2.62" long.
The photo's that l posted were sent to me and are not mine.
When the rifle and brass comes l'll be sure to take pics and l'll keep everyone updated on my loading of it.
I own a .458WM and a .338WM so l'll take some comparison pics and post them too.
That was the max test. RL15 did it at 52k psi. This was also 30ish years ago. Likely more powder and bullet options to get there even under that 52k psi mark with today's advancements.@TTuundra
He may have got it over 2,400fps but to me 67,000 psi is really pushing the envelope.
Even my Whelen load only get to 62,000 psi the same as the 270 and 308.
Me thinks 67,000psi is stressing things a bit to much but that's just my opinion.
Surely 375 h&h bras would be fairly easy to get and neck up/trim to the correct dimensions. I like the idea of the 425 express, a modern 425 westley richards0.