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358 Yeti for me, once I got the mags perfected. Incredible power in an ar15 platform and very accurate. Plus the brass is so easy to make with plentiful 7.62X51 brass so readily available and very durable, maybe due to the thickness of the cut down brass. A really good choice when you need some extra knock down power.
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.277 Wlv

It has been a great experience for me. 

It has satisfied an urge to do something different and step outside my comfort zone of guns stuff, including especially reloading.

It just makes me happy to shoot no matter the platform - rifle, pistol, and bolt gun.

It makes me happy to describe it to people that ask what a .277 Wlv is when they see it on my shirt.

It has started friendships with people that I have never and may never meet in person, but I trust when I ask advice.

It kicks very little and kills very dead. 

Thank you Mark for having me along for the ride.
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LOL - that's akin to asking "which one of your 12 kids is your favorite?" 

Is this answer acceptable?  "The one I'm shooting right now."  

From MDWS I have the .20 Viper, 6mm Mongoose, 24 GPC (not built yet), .257 Ocelot, .277 Wolverine, 27 GPC (not built yet), .30 Sabercat, .357 AR, .358 Yeti, and .45 VRAP; all are superb for their respective bore diameter in an AR15 platform. Although not a MDWS cartridge, we did make a run of barrels for the 7.62x40 which is a perennial favorite and my 'go to' AZ ranch rifle.

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I have to agree with RJ! Hard to pick just one, but if a guy had to pick a favorite.... .257 Ocelot for the win.

Why? I'm a quarter-bore guy for one, and two... everything I have shot at (with the exception of one very lucky coyote) has got to see the back of my truck. Brass is cheap, bullets are easy to come by (hardly ever out of stock), and it easily pushes a 100gr. pill out of a 10.5" barrel 2600 fps! What's not to like?!


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277 first love always the best

Yeti simply big bad easy. Others may be bigger or faster but it just Is solid for me.

The Mini-Mole uses GI mags 357 or 358 pills the hornady 180 xtp expands down to subsonic and 200ftx hornady just flies and expands well; the 250 speer subsonic gives a resounding THwack but no expansion. But this is my cat so I am biased

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LOL - that's akin to asking "which one of your 12 kids is your favorite?"

That's easy.  My youngest annoys me a whole lot more than his older brother.  Wait, does that make me a horrible parent for admitting that?


I've not built any yet, but I'm hoping to get some reloading gear later this year.  The first wildcat I hope to go after is either the Mongoose or 28 GPC.  I can't explain it, but something about 6mm and 7mm projectiles just seems "right" to me.

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Without a doubt, its the Wolverine.  Been on that train since the very beginning.  I also love my 7mm Valkyrie.  Between the two, I've everything covered except maybe a buffalo rifle which I'll likely never need.  Mark and Bruce are right there with John Moses Browning in my book.
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AGREE with BAJABUSDOC- "277 first love always the best

Yeti: simply big bad easy. Others may be bigger or faster but it just Is solid for me."

I do not even remember how I stumbled upon MDWS, but very thankful for everyone's offerings, input, advice.

Fun factor is pegged!
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I love all of my MDWS kids. They each are great kids in there own right. Here's a run down of how they fit into my family.

277 WLV- The oldest kid in my MDWS family. He's a little short and squatty, but does most everything well when loaded with 90-100 gr. bullets. He tries really hard and usually succeeds.

6mm Mongoose- This one has to be female. She's coming into her own as being one hell of an accurate cartridge while fire forming with 55 gr. bullets. She's still a little temperamental with 90 gr and up bullets, but I know we'll eventually get along.

257 Ocelot- This dude is a stud! He punches way above his body size and always seem to amaze when fed 100 gr. bullets. He's a very consistent and reliable performer at all sane hunting ranges.

7mm Valkyrie- This one is becoming a grown man! He's in a different class than his siblings. I haven't spent as much time with him as I'd like, but when fire forming with Norma brass, 120 Nos BTs, and Ramshot Tac he's showing some head turning accuracy! Once he grows a little broader shoulders, he should do great with 140 and maybe 168 gr. bullets. I have high hopes.

My MDWS family slowly continues to grow and I don't really have a favorite. I love them all! I'm sure with the help of the mad scientists behind the scenes of MDWS, there will continue to be a need to expand and feed my family!
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277 WLV is my favorite. Just finished my second after getting a melonite barrel (first is stainless). Still haven’t found a deer volunteer to shoot yet.
7.62x40 is in the on deck circle, functions fine, planning load development to make it the improved 300 AAC that I expect it to be.

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well the biased side of me says the 7mm Valkyrie but i think my all around favorite will end up being the 24 GPC,  it is really growing on me as is the 25 so they will be fighting me for place as the favorite it looks like.
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Right now I would say the Mongoose. I was heavy into the Yeti for a while, but the ‘Goose is just a very practical little round. I want an Ocelot even though it doesn’t really do much over the ‘Goose, but I have a soft spot for quarter-bores

I really want a 30GPC in a 12.5” SBR.
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If the Valkyrie is MDWS it’s probably my all around favorite. Although I don’t have a 25 GPC my 25x6.8 is probably the most versatile.
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Gotta love my Wolvy, just a great all around round. It’s a faithful companion while hunting, and tested ages 10 through 68 in our family. Soft shooting, stupid accurate, easy to find components for it just plain works well!

BUT....I am slowly developing other companions for the wolverine. Working on a long Timberwolf, and so far the future looks bright! Admittedly I haven’t been able to spend much time with it yet, however the little I have looks very promising!

Those are my only two but have my name in the hat for a Yeti, and just purchased my first 27 GPC 😉
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Gotta love my Wolvy, just a great all around round. It’s a faithful companion while hunting, and tested ages 10 through 68 in our family. Soft shooting, stupid accurate, easy to find components for it just plain works well!

BUT....I am slowly developing other companions for the wolverine. Working on a long Timberwolf, and so far the future looks bright! Admittedly I haven’t been able to spend much time with it yet, however the little I have looks very promising!

Those are my only two but have my name in the hat for a Yeti, and just purchased my first 27 GPC 😉

the whole GPC line is impressing me you will love the 27 it is the one that got me hooked and one of the reasons we are doing the rest.

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That is sort of a loaded question (pun intended). I think many of us have multiples because they each excel in different areas. With the Viper, for example, I can easily push a bullet over 4K into a gnat's ass- what's not fun about that? But it is not really intended for deer -now is it? 
The shortest Mongoose barrel I own is a 20" while the longest Wolverine barrel tops out at 18" - all are purpose built (or I found deals I just couldn't pass up). I migrated to the WLV due to the quality 6.8 brass shortage (when Art sold SSA to Nosler) and have not regretted it one bit. Fact is, I haven't shot my ARP 6.8 once since adopting the Wolverine. (So much 6.8 brass just sitting there-what to do?) However, I would have to list the Mongoose as my favorite cartridge. It functions well with a wide variety of powders, the cost/selection of usable projectiles is very hard to beat, and IME, the chambering has been so damn accurate. 
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...<snip> Fact is, I haven't shot my ARP 6.8 once since adopting the Wolverine.
By George - now that you mention it, I believe I'm in the exact same boat.  It's been at least 5 years since I've fired my 6.8 SPC (18" APR).

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the whole GPC line is impressing me you will love the 27 it is the one that got me hooked and one of the reasons we are doing the rest.

Yeah, I’m seeing your work and it looks good!
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