Yes, my plan is to use a 35 REM barrel. I'm getting the tools together before I get a barrel.Originally Posted by 1biggun
9mm is going to be *slightly* different in size by a few thousandths of an inch, and therefore I'm not sure how it would match with a .358 barrel. I'll hafta ask my dad the reloading master about that!what about some thing like the 1.5"-08 (shortened 308 case) but with a 9mm bullet?
Yeah I've heard about that 358 Win before, it seems to be along the same lines as what I'm working on, but I think using a 308 donor case instead of 7.62x39? I guess you could say the 9x39 is a lighter-powered copy. The 9x39 was designed from the beginning as a subsonic round, and fulfills a specific duty of suppressed cover fire, CQB and urban combat duty. I think the lighter recoil and potentially subsonic performance of the 9x39 wildcat would make it meet those same goals. I'm thinking a home defense / CQB / brush gun application, reaching out to *MAYBE* 200 yards tops. Back home in OK my dad & bro can use high-power rifles all day long, so they'll probably be the first to go hunting with it - going to be a family affair!the 358 win is based on a 308 case a gun I am going to build as soon as I get the 308 conversion done http://www.chuckhawks.com/358Win.htm . It would have more case capacity than the 39mm as well. I know that there was a bunch of wildcats built around the 1.5-08. and would not be suprised if it did not already exist.