Re: Better update on the "Warbird"
Yes, I think we may have missed one another or we may be saying the same thing only differently. On the "let's introduce ourselves thread,"I presented myself as a know nothing wannabe that was here to learn. Perhaps that in itself was unclear. It was meant to mean that I am not experienced in the longrange game but that is not to mean that I do not understand load development and experimentation with all of the associated case prep and primer sorting, 1 tenth grain differences in powder charges, seating depth, etc etc that goes with it, to develop the most accurate or powerful or whatever load I can. I have been loading for everything I shoot, pistol, rifle and shotgun for 30 years or so and have burned plenty of gunpowder trying to shave a tenth or a hundredth of an inch off of a 10 shot group. This new rifle will receive no less than that. While its been some time since I've had the opportunity to burn several hundred rounds in several rifles over a days shooting and practicing, I have done just that in the past and will do so again in the future. Certainly, I don't plan to grab up this rifle and a "box of shells" and go blasting away at an elk at 6 or 700 yard away. I'll probably burn out the barrel before that chance comes around but I will have worked extensively to develop the most accurate round I can in this new rifle and I will have practiced until I know exactly what I am capable of. I also mentioned that this is the first truly "custom" rifle that I have ever had built but it doesn't mean that I haven't dealt with "semi" customs before, and I've had several that shot quite well.
No one will load for or shoot this rifle but me, (well maybe my 14 year old son if he can handle the recoil) [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
I'll let everyone know how this rifle works out and how load development goes. There is very little available on this cartridge except what Lazzeroni offers. One other thing, this rifle is not being built for the extreme long range game, ie 900 or 1000 yards. It is primarily being built for hunting in the mountains of Colorado and will be carried a lot. I'll have to build another one for the longer ranges. (Dammit momma gonna kill me [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] )Later