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#6322841 - 06/04/16 05:02 PM The .277 Wolverine
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Nerd X-Men fan get's a .277 Wolverine (6.8x39)
Had the opportunity to purchase barrel, flash hider, 400 formed brass, 350 bullets, complete die set for $300.00 couldn't pass up on deal.
Heading to range on Tuesday will report later.


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#6323105 - 06/04/16 08:32 PM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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Where are you going to get load data for that? This may get interesting. Please keep us posted on your loads. I have a Grendel and its about to drive me to drinking before 5 pm.

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#6323179 - 06/04/16 09:21 PM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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Nice! It's good to see it in action after two and a half years of talk and testing. Sounds nice to use common 5.56 necked to .277

There is load info here:
https://www.shootersforum.com/wildcat-cartridges/90618-277-wolverine.html

And a ton of info here:
http://68forums.com/forums/showthread.ph...1e516fb0945c952

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#6323198 - 06/04/16 09:34 PM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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very cool rifle
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#6323202 - 06/04/16 09:40 PM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: breadman]
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very cool rifle
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#6323419 - 06/05/16 07:14 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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Let us know how it shoots. up
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#6323516 - 06/05/16 09:05 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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is this any better than the standard .270 ar platform
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#6323572 - 06/05/16 10:08 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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#6323946 - 06/05/16 03:47 PM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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Mad Dawg Weapons System MDWS concept similar to that of the 300 AAC Blackout was to use a standard bolt and magazine for a 270 bullet. What do you get? The Wolverine. I honestly was looking at .358 Socom but when I saw this deal for $300.00 I couldn't pass.

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#6323949 - 06/05/16 03:49 PM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
is this any better than the standard .270 ar platform

Absolutely not .270 is an AR10 which will maintain more case space for powder. AR10 is gonna cost more. Again a 300.00 was my motivation.

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#6324595 - 06/06/16 06:58 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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Originally Posted By: specialed309
Originally Posted By: colt45
is this any better than the standard .270 ar platform

Absolutely not .270 is an AR10 which will maintain more case space for powder. AR10 is gonna cost more. Again a 300.00 was my motivation.


You can't shoot .270 Win out of an AR-10 FYI. Maybe he was referring to 6.8?

Interesting that you were looking for a .458 socom and ended up with a wolverine. Two cartridges with completely different strengths/purposes IMO.

The .277 Wolverine looks to be a neat round, and Mark at MDWS is a passionate and dedicated guy. I am sure it will provide you with hours of fun!
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#6324699 - 06/06/16 09:09 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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#6327472 - 06/08/16 06:34 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: tdecker22]
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I made the mistake of ordering a carbine length gas tube instead of the necessary rifle length tube.
That being said, I didn't get a chance to check functionality but checked some preliminary loads.

Tested a bunch of powder weights but here is the final loads I liked.
Barnes 85gr TSX @ 2760 FPS max hunt range 270 YDS @ 2000 FPS, 754 FT.LB.
Barnes 95gr TAC TX @ 2700 FPS max hunt range 295 YDS @ 2000 FPS, 843 FT.LB.
Sierra 110 Pro Hunt @ 2535 FPS max hunt range 248 YDS @ 2000 FPS, 976 FL. LB.
*2000 FPS is generic velocity I use, not manufacturer data



This is just a starting point. I really need to check functionality. I wasn't too concerned about accuracy today since this was my first time out with this rifle. For medium game size I like to maintain a minimal of 1.5 MOA. All shots today all under that range. Which was awesome. I can tighten groups once I spend more time with rifle. Since this will eventually be my thermal hunter all my shots will be under 150 yards.

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#6327498 - 06/08/16 07:06 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: TTUhunter4]
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Originally Posted By: TTUhunter4


Interesting that you were looking for a .458 socom and ended up with a wolverine. Two cartridges with completely different strengths/purposes IMO.


Agreed! Getting mixed reviews about the survivability of a thermal scope on a heavy recoil AR platform.
Most of my night hog hunting is under 125 yards. The .458 would devastate those hogs. May also devastate an expensive scope.

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#6327504 - 06/08/16 07:15 AM Re: The .277 Wolverine [Re: specialed309]
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Originally Posted By: specialed309
Nerd X-Men fan get's a .277 Wolverine (6.8x39)
Had the opportunity to purchase barrel, flash hider, 400 formed brass, 350 bullets, complete die set for $300.00 couldn't pass up on deal.
Heading to range on Tuesday will report later.

Heck of a deal. I have two 6.8's and a 25-45 Sharps so I don't need one but I would have jumped on that deal myself.
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