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    Posted: 30 Oct 2021 at 7:49am
All,

NAMC: No Auto Mag Content….

….but there are an awful lot of smart guys here. 

I just brokered the sale of a mint Wildey Survivor in 475 Wildey. It came with reloading dies and about 50 rounds of ammo. However I’m helping the buyer source load data and so far there is next to nothing. Wildey themselves only listed loads with Blue Dot. He has piles of H-110 which is the Auto Mag powder of choice so I figure it would be suitable for the Wildey too. 

Does anybody have any leads on good load data for this cartridge?

Brass is readily available from Starline, but 475 bullets (particularly those with a profile suitable for an autoloader) seem to be impossible to find apart from Hawk Bullets. 

Absent any data specific to 475 Wildey, I wonder if 475 Linebaugh data can be used as a starting point? Or is that too aggressive?  Perhaps 480 Ruger, which is essentially a shortened, lower performance 475 Linebaugh?

I look forward to any words of wisdom you can share?
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My suggestion is to stick with the Blue Dot that Wildey recommends, it works great.

The way the gas system works in the Wildey's does not lend itself well to H110/296 powders.  The gas ports in the barrel are just ahead of the chamber and are very small.  The H110 powder does not ignite well and lots of powder goes down the barrel.  This clogs the ports and requires a lot of cleaning.

To clean the gas system, you must remove the Vent Rib from the barrel and it is a PITA.  With Blue Dot you can shot 400 or 500 before the gas system needs cleaned.

Blue Dot's pressure curve does not work well with the Recoil Operated AMP's but it is well suited to the Gas Operated Wildey's.  Good luck.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Flatlander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2021 at 1:13am
I know a fella that had good luck with Fury bullets. If you call they can help with your selection. My .02. Let us know I am using hawks myself. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luvz2Shoot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 2021 at 6:11pm
I just did a Google search "475 Wildey load data" and got this:



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Super, thanks!
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I can attest to what Beemer says about H110. I have a Wildey .45 Win. Mag. I always used Blue dot loads in it and it ran great. Then I got my hands on an LAR Grizzly and developed loads for it with H110, worked great, then I tried the Grizzly loads in the Wildey and it DID NOT like them. Would not cycle or eject well. The Wildey LOVES blue Dot in my experience. Good Luck!!
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Sounds like Blue Dot is the one and only powder for the Wildey. He has piles of H110 (favored by the Auto Mag) but no Blue Dot, and can’t find any for sale anywhere. Does anybody have any leads?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jw4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2021 at 11:52pm
I used Speer gold dots and blue dot in mine when I had it.  Wildey Moore and I spoke about it about 20 years ago.  I have some Barnes Wildey Bullets somewhere.  Probably collectible by now
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