So If it is factory loaded and it can shoot out of a 98 Mauser action I've built it, or owned one at some point or another. I should go to an Encore or another single action rifle and just change the barrel. It would be cheaper and easier to store.. With that said I want to build another 98 Mauser before all the parts and accessories totally dry up.
My wild idea this year is a 50 cal wildcat of some configuration. I of course do not want to invent my own wildcat as there are other people out there have put time and trial into developing a good working 50 cal rifle.
With that said, I do not want a 50 in a Rigby or any Nitro Express.
I want a total cartridge that will cycle in a standard 98 action
I want to be able to chuck either big hunks of lead like 50 BMG slugs or as low as 325 gr or whatever those small 50 cal rounds are.
I'm thinking of using the WSM as the parent case and blowing it out to stuff a 50 cal (.510 dia) bullet in.
Does such a wildcat exist and does it have a name like a 50 WSM or something?
Anyone have any insight for me. Example I was thinking of doing a 50 Alaskan, but that's a lever gun caliber or a rimmed case. I'm wanting a rimless or a belted mag case for the diameter.
I do not want an elephant load. In fact I'm looking at loading to get the same performance of a 50 cal muzzleloader.