Sherman Wildcats Owner
Sherman Wildcats Owner
Richard Sherman is a professional wildcat cartridge designer and the Owner and Founder of Sherman Wildcats. He grew up as an avid hunter and outdoorsman in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and was a forester by profession.
In 2000 a thought came to him while elk hunting, perched 90 feet up in a giant spruce, “since I’m shooting a wildcat, why not improve on the one I’m shooting?” He returned home from the successful hunt and got straight to work. In his words, “I was on the verge of building a 6.5 Gibbs, but when I looked at the case, I didn’t like the very short neck, so the wheels began to spin! Why not combine the design of the A.I. with the capacity of the Gibbs? In order to do that, I would have to have a longer case to work with to gain capacity and still maintain a long neck. I would have to increase the case capacity through modification of the body. I chose the 270W case because it was . 046” longer than the ’06 case. I blew more taper out of the case than the Ackley design, maintained the 40-degree shoulder but moved it forward of the A.I. and still maintained a .300” neck. BINGO, the first Sherman was up and running with the A.I. attributes on steroids, and the exact capacity as the Gibbs.” Richards Sherman founded Sherman Wildcats shortly thereafter and continued to make modifications and improvements to his original design.
Today, Sherman Wildcats is a growing company that is in the business of making the old stigma about wildcats a thing of the past! They currently offer (6) family groups of chamberings in nearly 30 offerings from 6 mm to 375. In addition, they provide reamers and dies of which many are offered with head-stamped brass.
The efficient, high-performance designs offered by Sherman Wildcats fill a gap in other commercial designs and are welcomed and praised by their diverse clientele which includes everyone from the novice shooter, who is willing to learn, to the most discerning long-range hunter and competition shooter. The Sherman Wildcats brand has become popular not only in the USA but is spreading around the globe. Whether you shoot a long, mid, or short action, they have an offering that will fit the bill.
“The success of Sherman Wildcats would not be possible without the backing of some of the best in the industry! Manson Precision Reamers certainly qualifies as one in that category. In order to maintain a good name, you must consistently deliver good quality products in a timely manner and back it up with good customer service including backing your products. Manson Precision Reamers has consistently been that kind of supplier and have been a pleasure to work with. The reamers and gauges that they produce are praised by gunsmiths around the country, and around the globe for that matter.“
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