By Shawn Carlock
With the wide variety of rounds available on the market today one would think that there is a round for every need and for every purpose. While this is true to a certain extent, wildcatting is still alive and well today for a number of reasons. Various wildcats have been developed over time all with the same goal in mind, to increase performance and / or fit a certain amount of performance into a certain platform. Let’s take a look at the more common ideas and techniques of wildcatting cartridges.
Necking up or down
This is probably the simplest form of wildcatting and is simply taking a given case and running it into a die to change ...