This will make you wonder, why did I not think of that. Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat necked the .223 Remington up to .30 caliber and essentially created a lighter kicking, flatter shooting version of a .30-30 Winchester that works in an AR 15. The only modification needed is a new barrel. It’s called the 7.62 X 40 WT. Simply brilliant!
Next week the Gunwriter Assistant will attempt to take a wild hog with this cartridge. Look for more details on this cartridge in my September ammo column in Shooting Illustrated with a GunLocker review of the Wilson Combat Recon rifle in 7.62 x 40 WT in a later issue of that same magazine. My good buddy Charlie Sisk of Sisk Rifles is also preparing to build a rifle for this cartridge using a CZ 527 and a another great bolt-action project rifle for this new round would be Mossberg’s new MVP rifle.