The wildcat’s real name

With reference to Keith Pratt’s article ‘In search of power: the .223/25 wildcat’ (Australian Shooter, February 2019), that’s not the correct name for the cartridge. The correct name is 25-45 Sharps and it has been around for some time as a hunting cartridge for the AR. I agree with every aspect of Keith’s article as I built a 6x45 on a Tikka LSA 55 with a shot out .222 barrel for the same reasons. I’d like to find out what was wrong with the 87gr Sierra as it was fine in my 25-303.

Chris Mitchell, via email

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