Straight-walled brass tubes, ready for you to neck down.
In years past some casing manufacturers sold straight tubes like these, that they called “BASIC BRASS.” Peterson refers to its BASIC BRASS casings as Wildcat Tubes.
Each Peterson Wildcat Tube starts with the same brass raw material as other Peterson rifle casings. We process them using the same draw tooling. The headstamp is blank, except for Peterson’s “P” inside a Keystone (a nod to the fact that we are located in Pittsburgh, PA; and PA is the Keystone State.)
We then insert the flash hole into the primer pocket. And finally we anneal what will become your mouth, neck and shoulder portion, to make necking-down easier for you.
The tooling you’ll need to make your wildcat caliber
Dave Kiff at Pacific Tool and Gauge has designed tooling packs for you to finish the Wildcat Tube into the caliber of your choosing. The PT&G tool pack includes:
- Finish Chamber Reamer
- Go / No-Go gauge
- Resized Die Reamer
- Die Blanks
How to select Peterson Wildcat Tubes
Peterson designates its tubes using two numbers.
- The first is the outside diameter of the body at the base.
- The second is the overall length.
An example from the Creedmoor family is: .468 X 2.175
The OD is .468 of an inch wide, and the tube is 2.175 inches tall.
Designation Finished casings we make from tubes this diameter
.468 X 2.175 .308 Win; .260 Rem; 6.5 Creedmoor; 6 Creedmoor; .243 Win; and 7mm-08
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