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Old March 20, 2017, 02:16 PM   #76
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Wildey

Widley is back and barreling the gun in 45 winmag & 475 Widley
A bit pricey, but Lord, show up @ the club/Range with one with a 12 " barrel
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Old March 20, 2017, 05:59 PM   #77
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Wildey is back? Show me. It seems Wildey was "back" years ago but it never actually happened.
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Old March 20, 2017, 07:52 PM   #78
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New wildey

I have been in contact with someone involved with the new wildey for a while now waiting through all the missed release dates for these to actually materialize. I have to say the price surprises me. I was under the impression they were going to me more reasonable. For this price I will find an original.
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Old March 21, 2017, 10:45 PM   #79
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Just what are they asking ($) for a gun they aren't yet delivering???
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Old March 22, 2017, 08:10 PM   #80
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Old March 22, 2017, 09:10 PM   #81
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Yikes!!

It was a few years ago, but I "only" paid $1500 for mine...
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Old March 24, 2017, 05:10 PM   #82
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If you use a heeled bullet that has a slightly bevelled base, you can go up to 330 gr bullets. NCP used to make these.
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Old March 24, 2017, 05:37 PM   #83
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ok, 330gr bullets...why????
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Old March 29, 2017, 05:29 PM   #84
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Hunting big critters. The 44amp and 45 wmag are fine for hunting with a good bullet selection. I knew a guy in the late 80s that used the latter with good success... but standard ball ammo, esp back then, was ill advised. Apparently, he found a semi auto much better for fast follow up shots... at least for him.
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I get the hunting big critters, I just don't get 330gr bullets. PARTICULARLY in an autoloader that wasn't designed for them. You can, in a revolver, load out to flush with the face of the cylinder, if you want, and get some extra length, for the uber heavy bullet to fit in. You cannot do that with an autopistol, unless you plan on single loading each long round, and that defeats the purpose of an autoloader.

If you want to shoot 300gr + slugs, get a Contender in .45-70.

I've shot (and still have a couple boxes) of the Win 230gr "ball" FMJ .45 Win Mag. Hot stuff, but not a good bullet for hunting. Win also made a 260gr JHP which was a much better big game bullet.
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Old April 6, 2017, 10:53 PM   #86
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I'd like to see 45 Win Mag enjoy more success--not being a hunter I assume most would prefer to select from the enormous range of wheelguns available. I can appreciate though that there may be very few shooters out there who, like me, enjoy automatics, like powerful handguns, shoot mostly paper and have no sense of practicality.

I'm not sure I get the whole gas-operated thing in a handgun--technically, I think it's about cool as can be--but I'm not convinced it adds anything of value and just makes manufacturing cost go thru the roof. Or at least I make that assumption.

But long live 45 Win Mag, and I hope the Wildey or anyone introducing options in this cartridge, enjoys great success.
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well if you want 325-330 gr pills in a Wildey you might just wanna go with a 475 Wildey mag.
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I'm not sure I get the whole gas-operated thing in a handgun--technically, I think it's about cool as can be--but I'm not convinced it adds anything of value and just makes manufacturing cost go thru the roof. Or at least I make that assumption.
I have two gas operated pistols, the Desert Eagle, and the Wildey. The DE gas system is "fixed", and the pistol requires full power loads to operate, and prefers stuff on the hotter side.

The Wildey system, on the other hand is adjustable, and can be switched from shooting monster magnum loads to 45acp or even lighter loads, and back, without tools, or replacing springs or any other part.

The gas adjustment nut has positive click detents and 3 or 4 rounds is usually all that it takes to find the right setting for the ammo being fired, from mild to wild.

I'm sure it adds to the cost of making the pistol, there is more to it than the simple Browning tilt barrel lock up system. But it does something no Colt/Browning type design can do. Whether or not that is worth it is up to you.
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