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  • Another new .30cal from Wilson Combat

    Another .30 cal from Wilson Combat:

    http://www.wilsoncombat.com/762x40wt.htm


    The Practical .30 Cal. AR-15 Solution

    Available now from Wilson Combat - The 7.62x40 WT (Wilson Tactical) is an all new powerful .30 caliber cartridge solution for the standard AR-15 rifle platform that is inherently accurate, low recoil and only requires one unique part - a new barrel. The 7.62x40 WT works with all other standard pattern 5.56 AR components and is completely reliable with the new Lancer® L5 AWM magazines as modified by Wilson Combat.

    Ideal for Hunting and Tactical Use

    The wide range of available .30 caliber hunting bullets makes the 7.62x40 WT an ideal choice for hunting of medium to large size game with the downrange ballistic performance only a .30 Caliber projectile can deliver. Experienced shooters will be pleased by the match grade accuracy and terminal effectiveness and energy easily exceeding the 7.62x39 Russian, while novice shooters will appreciate the mild recoil and low report.
    Tactical shooters looking for a hard hitting, fast handling, practical .30 Caliber AR-15 service carbine will find the 7.62x40 WT a viable alternative to the 5.56x45 for self defense and law enforcement applications. With 18/19 or 28/29 round capacity using Wilson Combat modified Lancer® L5 AWM 5.56 magazines, maximum firepower is retained.

    Components, Loaded Ammunition and Complete Guns

    The 7.62x40 WT cartridge is based on a standard Lake City 5.56x45 NATO/.223 cartridge case that goes through a simple shortening and reforming operation to achieve appropriate cartridge dimensions. Wilson Combat has reloading dies, case gages, cartridge cases, handload data and a variety of loaded ammunition to fully support this caliber.

    A complete lineup of Wilson Combat 7.62x40 WT rifles, uppers and match-grade barrels are also available now.

    Ballistic Performance Comparison:

    7.62x40 WT (16” Barrel)
    110 gr: 2450 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1466 Foot Pounds of Energy
    125 gr: 2400 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1599 Foot Pounds of Energy
    150 gr: 2200 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1612 Foot Pounds of Energy

    5.56 Nato (16” Barrel)
    55 gr: 3150 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1212 Foot Pounds of Energy
    62 gr: 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1239 Foot Pounds of Energy
    77 gr: 2750 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1293 Foot Pounds of Energy

    7.62x39 (16” Barrel)
    123 gr: 2320 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1470 Foot Pounds of Energy

    6.8 SPC (16” Barrel)
    110 gr: 2550 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1594 Foot Pounds of Energy

    300 BLACKOUT (16” Barrel)
    125 gr: 2275 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1436 Foot Pounds of Energy

    NOTE for Handloaders: Once a 7.62x40 WT case has been fired once it will be fire- formed and provide approximately 1 gr. additional powder capacity and the potential for approximately 25-50 FPS more velocity at comparable pressure levels.

    Trajectory and Remaining Velocity:
    125 gr. Nosler Ballistic Hunter, 2375 FPS MV, Zero range 175 yards
    100 yds +1.7” 2156 FPS
    150 yds +1.1” 2052 FPS
    200 yds -1.6” 1951 FPS
    250 yds -6.6” 1854 FPS

    Available Wilson Combat® Rifle Models

    SBR Tactical Model, 11.3"

    Forged 7075 Upper (Flat Top) and Lower Receiver
    Wilson Combat SBR Tactical Match Grade Barrel with 6 Groove / 1:12 Twist (Conventional or Polygonal Rifling) or Noveske Polygonal 1:11 Twist
    Carbine Length Gas System with Lo-Profile Gas Block
    Threaded Muzzle (5/8 x 24) with Accu-Tac Flash Hider
    Wilson Combat T.R.I.M. Rail - 10.4"
    Ergo Pistol Grip
    Wilson Combat Tactical Triggerguard
    Rogers/Wilson Super-Stoc
    Wilson Combat TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) Single Stage, 4#
    Premium Mil-Spec Bolt and Bolt Carrier, MP Inspected, NP3 Coated
    Mil-Spec Hard Anodize Finish on Upper / Lower Receivers
    Armor-Tuff® Finish
    20 Round Modified Lancer L5 AWM Magazine
    Recon Tactical Model, 16"

    Forged 7075 Upper (Flat Top) and Lower Receiver
    Wilson Combat Recon Tactical Match Grade Barrel with 6 Groove / 1:12 Twist (Conventional or Polygonal Rifling) or Noveske Polygonal 1:11 Twist
    Carbine Length Gas System with Lo-Profile Gas Block
    Threaded Muzzle (5/8 x 24) with Accu-Tac Flash Hider
    Wilson Combat T.R.I.M. Rail - 9.3"
    Ergo Pistol Grip
    Wilson Combat Tactical Triggerguard
    Rogers/Wilson Super-Stoc
    Wilson Combat TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) Single Stage, 4#
    Premium Mil-Spec Bolt and Bolt Carrier, MP Inspected, NP3 Coated
    Mil-Spec Hard Anodize Finish on Upper / Lower Receivers
    Armor-Tuff® Finish
    20 Round Modified Lancer L5 AWM Magazine
    Tactical Hunter Model, 18" or 20"

    Forged 7075 Upper (Flat Top) and Lower Receiver
    Wilson Combat Tactical Hunter Match Grade Barrel with 6 Groove / 1:12 Twist (Conventional or Polygonal Rifling) or Noveske Polygonal 1:11 Twist
    Mid Length Gas System with Lo-Profile Gas Block
    18" or 20" with Crowned Muzzle or 18" with Threaded Muzzle (5/8 x 24) with Accu-Tac Flash Hider
    Wilson Combat T.R.I.M. Rail - 10.4" on 18" Barrels, 12.6" on 20" Barrels
    Ergo Pistol Grip
    Wilson Combat Tactical Triggerguard
    Rogers/Wilson Super-Stoc
    Wilson Combat TTU (Tactical Trigger Unit) Two-Stage, 4#
    Premium Mil-Spec Bolt and Bolt Carrier, MP Inspected, NP3 Coated
    Mil-Spec Hard Anodize Finish on Upper / Lower Receivers
    Armor-Tuff® Finish
    20 Round Modified Lancer L5 AWM Magazine
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    7.62x40 WT Handload Data


    110gr Sierra Hollow Point
    21gr Hodgdon H110
    Lake City formed case
    Remington 7 ½
    2.110” OAL
    110gr Barnes TTSX
    21gr Hodgdon H110 (16” barrels or shorter)
    Lake City formed case
    Remington 7 ½
    2.250” OAL

    110gr Barnes TTSX
    25gr Accurate 1680 (16” barrels or longer)
    Lake City formed case
    Remington 7 ½
    2.250” OAL

    125gr Sierra Pro Hunter
    25.5gr Accurate 1680
    Lake City formed case
    Remington 7 ½
    2.160” OAL

    125gr Speer TNT
    25.5gr Accurate 1680
    Lake City formed case
    Remington 7 ½
    2.250” OAL

    125gr Nosler Ballistic Hunter
    25gr Accurate 1680
    Lake City formed case
    Remington 7 ½
    2.250” OAL

    These loads have proven to be safe in our test guns, but as with all handload data we suggest you start with a 10% reduction in powder charge weight. Wilson Combat assumes no liability for the use or misuse of this information, use at your own risk.

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    7.62x40 WT Project Available Products



    Barrels
    Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, SBR Tactical, 11.3", Stainless
    Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Recon Tactical, 16", Stainless
    Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Recon Tactical, 16", Stainless, Fluted
    Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Tactical Hunter, 18", Stainless, Non-Threaded
    Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Tactical Hunter, 18", Stainless
    Match Grade Barrel, 7.62x40 WT, Tactical Hunter, 20", Stainless, Non-Threaded
    Ammunition
    7.62x40 WT | 110 gr. Sierra HP, 2425 FPS - 16" Barrel, 20/Box
    7.62x40 WT | 110 gr. Barnes TTSX, 2400 FPS - 16" Barrel, 20/Box
    7.62x40 WT | 125 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip, 2350 FPS - 16" Barrel, 20/Box
    7.62x40 WT | 125 gr. Sierra Pro-Hunter, 2350 FPS - 16" Barrel, 20/Box
    7.62x40 WT | 125 gr. Speer TNT, 2400 FPS - 16" Barrel, 20/Box
    Reloading
    Hornady Custom Grade New Dimension 2-Die Set, 7.62x40 WT
    Cartridge Gauge, 7.62x40 WT
    Brass, 7.62x40 WT, Unprimed, 100/Bag
    Brass, 7.62x40 WT, Unprimed, Once Fired, 100/Bag
    Magazines
    AR Style Magazine, 7.62x40 WT, 20 Round, Polymer | Lancer L5 AWM
    AR Style Magazine, 7.62x40 WT, 30 Round, Polymer | Lancer L5 AWM

    Complete Upper Assemblies
    Complete Upper Assembly, 7.62x40 WT, SBR Tactical, 11.3"
    Complete Upper Assembly, 7.62x40 WT, Recon Tactical, 16"
    Complete Upper Assembly, 7.62x40 WT, Recon Tactical, 16", Fluted
    Complete Upper Assembly, 7.62x40 WT, Tactical Hunter, 18"
    Complete Upper Assembly, 7.62x40 WT, Tactical Hunter, 18", Non-Threaded
    Complete Upper Assembly, 7.62x40 WT, Tactical Hunter, 20"

  • #2
    Why would the cartridge not be a 7.62x45mm rather than 40mm? I would think the added space would help with velocity.

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    • #3
      You can't stuff a 30cal bullet in the end of a 5.56 case and still get it in the mag.
      even at 40mm the bullets touch the front rib of the mag and they don't stack well without binding.

      They marketed the 300 AAC by saying it uses 5.56 mags, a 5.56 bolt 5.56 brass with the only change being the barrel, what they didn't say is in most cases the mag must be modified to use.

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      • #4
        The one key thing people have to keep in mind that with the 300 Blackout or any necked up cartridge, you can't just seat bullets to 2.255" or whatever max OAL you would use with a 223 Rem. In the case of the 300 Blackout, you have to seat the bullet back so the ogive of the bullet is not being toe'd in by the front rib. Same holds true for shortened 223 Remington cases that are necked up, you cant have the neck of the case being toe'd in by the front rib.

        Some people do modifications like cutting the front rib out, which may be acceptable for a one off wildcat rifle for personal use, but it is not a practical solution for masses. It would be as inappropriate as basing a cartridge design only on using magazines from one or two manufacturers that make a magazine that can seat to a longer OAL.
        Last edited by tx65; 07-31-2011, 18:34.

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        • #5
          Yes, and I believe there are specs for specific bullets and their OAL all relative to their ogives and such. Like you said, you can't just slap a bullet in there at mag length with the 300BLK and expect it to work right. Bullet ogive can mess everything up!! Take the 120gr Amax loaded in the 6.5Grendel. Totally wrong ogive for it to work properly in the 6.5/264 AR!! I guess you could have a chamber cut just for that bullet, but better off not using it. Unless of course you have an Encore in 6.5...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Constructor View Post
            You can't stuff a 30cal bullet in the end of a 5.56 case and still get it in the mag.
            even at 40mm the bullets touch the front rib of the mag and they don't stack well without binding.

            They marketed the 300 AAC by saying it uses 5.56 mags, a 5.56 bolt 5.56 brass with the only change being the barrel, what they didn't say is in most cases the mag must be modified to use.
            Actually, the SAAMI - accepted 300 BLK standard DOES use 5.56 mags (full 30 rounds). Everything but the barrel is 5.56 standard. This applies to everything from the 110 gr polymer tips through the 220 gr factory subsonic.

            If you load to your own length specs you may have trouble with mags.

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