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Post by bruce drake on 12/5/2018, 3:07 pm

Does anyone still have one of these old 1911 wildcat barrels or have they all gone into dust trails of history?  CH4D still stocks the die sets and I've already got a 1911 in .400 Corbon that I load 155gr SWC and sized at .401 and use .38 Special load data to shoot it with so I was wondering if anyone had such a barrel just sitting on a shelf already willing to sell to another fellow gun nut.

If they are now just a retired stage in Bullseye history, I can recut a 38Super barrel with a PTG reamer and try to replicate the cartridge over the winter.  Its not going to be a dedicated 1911 Bullseye upper as I know the history behind the cartridge and its limited Bullseye success rate in matches back in the day but since we've advanced in powder and bullet technology, perhaps it might lead to a resurgence....nah, but I still would like to see how it shoots.

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Post by LenV on 12/5/2018, 6:51 pm

Bruce, No 38-45 barrel but I have worked up some very accurate loads for the 400 Corbon. There is a round you can play with and get some good results. I have had good scores with both the 180gr LTC and Noslers 135gr JHP. Good luck on your search.

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Post by bruce drake on 12/6/2018, 6:51 pm

Len, 
I do enjoy shooting the 400 Corbon with the light SWC cast lead bullet.  I could zip it up a lot more but I find I like it with some of the "fire" taken off the loading.

I think I'll most likely be re-cutting a 38 Super barrel long before a 38-45ACP barrel does come out from the dustbins of time...

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