|Our caliber selection field on the
Quotation Request page contains a list of the Standard
Calibers we offer. An extended detailed Caliber list with
Barrel Dimensions and Twist Rates can be
seen on the Barrels Page.
CARTRIDGES OF TODAY
|The book Cartridges of the World
lists hundreds of cartridges that were once used and the ones
still used only makes out a small section of the total list.
The main reason for so many going out of production was
determined by the old fundamental force of supply and demand.
The main factor controlling supply and demand is a mighty
force of economics or price. Price often determines demand and
so does price also determine supply at the minimum cost.
|The commercial cartridges
manufactured today are all based on three base sizes, namely
the belted magnums, the 8 x 57 Mauser and the 222 Rem. The
rest are mainly different case lengths and necked down to
different bullet diameters.
|It is therefore possible to make
any cartridge with any case length and any bullet diameter to
achieve anything you specifically want from the three basic
base sizes and case lengths to fit the action you wish to use.
If you design and develop your own cartridge, it is called a
wildcat. Originally wildcats were derived from cases blown out
to have a larger capacity in order to achieve higher
velocities than the standard caliber and was then called a
wildcat, but today, all one of a kind caliber are known as
wildcat or propriety cartridge.
|With the experience gained from the
development of the 338 SABI, the 270 SABI and now the 458 SABI
we are able to manufacture the rifle of almost any wildcat. We
can make the case forming dies and also the reloading dies, as
long as it is done on the three base sizes and existing
bullets available. The 338 Voschol is a 500 Jeffery case
necked down to shoot a 338 bullet. For those who would like a
real fast big bore we plan to neck down the 500 Jeffery case
to .375, .416 and .458. The latter being in development