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Old 09-17-2013, 01:54 PM
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Re: bet sub sonic combo for 500 yards ?

well I might get something from ssk.
leaning towards the 50 American eagle is a 50 AE case straight walled to .510
to take 50 bmg projos and launch them at sub sonic speeds . brass would be easier to make than for the whisper .
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:29 PM
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Re: bet sub sonic combo for 500 yards ?

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That's the same thing as the .338 Federal.

.338 Federal can send a 210 @ 2600 fps MV.
Sorry i had my head up my a
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:52 PM
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It's cool...You were more right than you know. The .338-08 was around long before the .338 Federal. So, you were on the money, but it's easier to find dies for a .338 Federal. I'm not sure of the similarities and differences. I do know the .338 Federal is a wildcat form of the .338-08.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:43 PM
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Re: bet sub sonic combo for 500 yards ?

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It's cool...You were more right than you know. The .338-08 was around long before the .338 Federal. So, you were on the money, but it's easier to find dies for a .338 Federal. I'm not sure of the similarities and differences. I do know the .338 Federal is a wildcat form of the .338-08.
Hmmm. Im gonna research this. Thanks
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:30 AM
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Re: bet sub sonic combo for 500 yards ?

I just went down this road. I ended up with my own version of a .510.
I piggybacked off what someone else had done with the longer ultra mag cases. When I called them to have one of their barrels made I was told they no longer do them and they don't even have a reamer any longer. So I had my own made. I had also conversed with SSK a couple times about a .510 Whisper and I liked that guy's attitude so much I decided not to work with him.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:47 AM
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Re: bet sub sonic combo for 500 yards ?

yeah he certainly has a "personality" that one lol
. I think I will just wait and see when the long action chassis I want comes out
seen a thread on here about a 470 capstick now that looked fun .
loaded rounds for the 510 whisper would probably be like 10$ a round don't think so.
I don't have any money right now so I have time to decide
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:45 PM
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Re: bet sub sonic combo for 500 yards ?

The brass for the .510 Whisper is gonna cost ya. 338 Lapua cases aren't cheap, then add in the machining work. I have a buddy that works at Remington and got me a supply of 300 RUM cases for cheap, so I really don't know what they are going for. Then I got a couple hundred pulled .50 BMG API projectiles from a supplier for $0.50 per. If I use 750gr Amax or Lehigh Subsonic bullets they will cost about $2 a piece. The Amax has a BC so high that out to the 500 yards you want you lose less than 100 fps velocity, the wind drift is minimal and it'll still hit like a hammer. Plus if I ever want to hunt Blue Whale I can push the velocity to over supersonic speeds.
As far as actions go, mine is built on a Savage long action. However I would have to push the long BMG projectiles really far into the case to get them to load into the magazine. So far that I might as well have made the chamber shorter. Not a problem with the straight walled case, just wouldn't have ran the reamer in as far. Mine will load shorter bullets into and feed from the mag, but I don't care if I have to run it single. I do it with my .338 Edge.
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