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After reading about Eric's experience:

"As I ejected the live round I immediately noticed the bullet was pushed into case the almost .200”! What the hell?!? So now that got my attention, I started field stripping the pistol to see what caused that. What I discovered is that the Remington 700-style/C-Clip extractor came loose from the Bolt face and flew into the chamber! Then I realized that the next live cartridge feed from the magazine, into the chamber, forcing the extractor down into the throat of the barrel. Yep, that C-clip was wedged all the way “around” the throat. So, with the obstruction in the bore and the bullet pushed into the casing, the pistol was a grenade waiting to go off."

I think I will pass even though I would be dishonoring the late Charles Dennis Buchinsky


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Wildey has had their fair share of troubles through the years, especially early on.

I have not had any troubles with the extractors in any of mine nor have I ever heard of that problem before.

I did have troubles with out of spec headspacing on both the Auto Mags chambered in  357 AMP's I shoot though.  One firing out of battery is always a big scare for me.
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Originally posted by Rumore Rumore wrote:

Hmmm.....I had one.  S/N 1109.  It was a complete piece of sh*t.

I'll have to pass on this pre-order.

Tony



I'm in the same boat... I could have used it as an anchor.

It could fire a SPECIFIC load *sorta* reliably when using bluedot if I measured it with my digital scale and the gas system was PRISTINE!!!

I gave up... I could not get Speer bullets to group and only the limited supply of Hawk .475 bullets (which are like 150% more expensive than Speer) showed any promise. I got tired of waiting 4 months for an order to fill from Hawk.

Don't get me wrong. There may be accurate and reliable units out there, but, they are not even close to the quality and reliability that I had from my Desert Eagle 44.

The DE44 needed to be kept clean as well, but, it was WAY easier to find components and bullets that would group.

I've looked at Coonan for a  357 but I might go back and get one of the newer DE357/L5 models that weighs less. 

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I have heard all the horror stories about Wildey's and I guess I am lucky.

I shoot four different ones, all later models with serial numbers above 3500.  All have worked fine.  All of them have lousy triggers and huge grips.

I have one that I bought from the new Wildey Company, USA Firearms, and the fit and finish were excellent inside and out.  It functions fine right out of the box with factory ammo.  It is a 475 with a 12" barrel.  

230 grain bullets at 1733 fps,  1550+ ft-lbs KE
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Hi Beemer1, New here, My Wildey #45xx in 45 win mag is not without a few isues. Seems that with a Wildey I'm left to be my own gunsmith. Im stockpiling spare parts like crazy from USA Firearms. Solved a few problems myself, but there're few experts out there. Would love to compare notes with you.
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Originally posted by Kg7og Kg7og wrote:

Hi Beemer1, New here, My Wildey #45xx in 45 win mag is not without a few isues. Seems that with a Wildey I'm left to be my own gunsmith. Im stockpiling spare parts like crazy from USA Firearms. Solved a few problems myself, but there're few experts out there. Would love to compare notes with you.

I don't know what issues you are having as I have had very few.  I own a 45 Win Mag Wildey, but have not shot it.  I have shot the 475, 45 Wildey Mag, and the 44 AutoMag.

The one issue that is very irritating to me is that the top round in the magazine helps to eject the spent case.  When I am trying to get the gas valve set, I single load and the case gets hung up in the "bird cage" barrel extension and is a PIA to clear.  When you finally get the bolt to hold open on the empty mag and you start shooting with rounds in the mag, mine always seem to run fine except often the last round does not eject.

That actually is my only complaint other than the grips are way to big for me.
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As you may know, Wildey addresses this in the operation notes at USA Fiirearms.com

"The last round, after firing, may not eject. It will drop out when the magazine is removed, so knowing this, it shouldn't be an issue"

Nice!

In the movie "Death Wish 3" while reloading, Bronson needed to "flick" his brass out of the barrel extension also. It seems, that's just the way it is.

With my eyes closed, I can't tell if I'm holding a Wildey or a piece of 2x3 lumber. You know what I mean?

My biggest problem at the moment is working up some mild plinking rounds. Working with RedDot
currently.

It's funny, When ever I take my Wildey to the range or gun shop or where ever, people come up and say something like "Hey cool! is that an Auto Mag" ....I should get one.....
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Originally posted by Kg7og Kg7og wrote:

As you may know, Wildey addresses this in the operation notes at USA Fiirearms.com

"The last round, after firing, may not eject. It will drop out when the magazine is removed, so knowing this, it shouldn't be an issue"

Wow! sounds like a disclaimer you'd find with Asian, black market Viagra  
-- "may not work every time, so knowing this, it shouldn't be an issue"   LOL Lol

The more I read about these Wildey pistols, the further I want to put my self at distance from them! 
Seems like the AutoMag owners have way less to concern over compared to Wildey.

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This is just my opinion, but I would not use Red Dot for light loads.  I think it is too fast for the 45 Win Mag.  The case is large and I would try to find a reduced load that would fill the case fuller.

I personally would try Unique.  The newer batches are much cleaner burning.

I have never tried it but one could maybe reduce Blue Dot down to work.  I would call Alliant and see what they say first.
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Travis, I've read this whole thread and the problems are quite common.

I'm going to work out the last few kinks on my pistol because I know it will be worth it.

The NIB unfired "safe queen" owners (I include AutoMag owners also) will never know what there missing, good or bad ;)

The Wildey is a fussy little bugger, for some (most?) so your not crazy. 
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