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A new case wins its way into my 'heart'
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:26 PM
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Default A new case wins its way into my 'heart'

For more years than I can remember, I have considered the .308 Winchester case to be one of the all-time great cases. One that has spawned some great commerial cartridges as well as some great wildcats. I have no intentions of initiating or participating in a discussion about "great cases" here.... it'd just be the same ol' stuff. Instead, I want to introduce a "new" case that has taken its place right next to the .308 Win as simply an outstanding platform from which to launch a whole familiy of cartridges. At least in my opinion.

That case is the .376 Steyr.

I encourage anyone interested in cartridge design and wildcats to get your hands on a .376 Steyr case. In my opinion, it meets so all of the criteria that describe an ideal generalized platform for cartridge design. It need not displace, and it doesn't, the .308 Win, as the .308 case is a "short action" case, and the .376 Steyr is a "long action" case.

It's not my intention to sell anyone on the .376, Steyr case, rather I'm simply interested in getting folks to actually handle one. If it 'pleases you' so be it. If it doesn't, so be it. As for me, I simply can't keep my hands or eyes off it.

If you do get your hands on one, consider the possibilities from .264 to .375. I've been "working" the numbers, and its ability to deliver, in a reasonable case size, is nothing short of outstanding. To me, it is the equivalent of the .308 Win for the long action.

Get one, and ponder the possibilities.

Paul
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