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Can anyone tell me what a 348 cartridge blown out to 44 would be called or is it a wildcat. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Yeah, that appears to be a Wildcat. There is a .40-.348 and a .450-.348 and a .450 Alaskan, all Wildcats but I haven't heard of anyone doing it with a .44.

Too close to the .450-.348 and .450 Alaskan, I guess.

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Hey Ross where can I find more info on the 11mm werndl and .429 davis extra magnum? Thanks.
 

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Claybyrd,
I got them from Dr. Ken Howell's _Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges for Rifles and Handguns_, ISBN 0-9643623-0-9, one of the best $60.00 investments I've ever made. Your local Carnegie library should be able to get it for you on interlibrary loan.
I know nothing of the Davis, except that it a shortened (1.6") .348 case with a sharp shoulder. The case displaces 98 grains of water.
Google will get you some data on the old Werndl gun and cartridge. I make mine from .348, though the rim is a tad bashful. The case displaces 127 grains of water, and is listed as the Gras 11x59R.
Regards from Grayest California,
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Thanks for the info Ross. Darn, thought I might have something new. Plan on making a custom lever with it.
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claybyrd, Sounds like an interesting wildcat, but you may run into bullets problems. 44 caliber bullets are probably designed for the top velocities of the 444 marlin. The Barnes X bullet may work. You could use a cast bullet with a large meplat like the LBT styles. Cast of wheel weights +2% tin and oven heat treated, you may be able to get them up to the velocity potential of the cartridge. You might want to give the bullet manufactures a call and find out what the maximum velocity their bullets will stand up to. 8)
 

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Claybird,

There is reportedly a .348-11mm wildcat designed to make cartridge cases to shoot in a .43 (11mm) Spanish Remington Rolling block rifle. The .43 Spanish is nominally a 0.439" groove diameter.

The base diameter of the .348 Winchester is a bit large for the .43 Spanish chamber, so cleaning up with a chambering reamer should work fine.
 
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