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Old 11-17-2012, 08:41 PM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

No offense to you John, but the 338 and 375 AX out muscle your cartridges, personally I would like to see the 30-378wby top end on a blown out lapua case, I'm think 125+ grns h2o and upwards of 70k psi without brass issues and around the 3250fps range with a 230 hybrid or around 3600 with a 190 if the jacket holds up.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:13 PM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

Thanks John,
I don't think I am gonna stay with the bigger cartridges over .30 cal. I am in PA and just don't get to really stretch out shots past 1400 yards or so. I think a big 30 or maybe even a 7 would do it. The warbird his one of those rounds that has always had my attention, there are others but that one is dang cool. Always been a Lazzeroni fan and I like to play so I may need to get a couple barrels and do a couple.
I haven't done a lot of research on the Allens and some of those others so I will do more reading so I get a look at everything.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 PM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

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No offense to you John, but the 338 and 375 AX out muscle your cartridges, personally I would like to see the 30-378wby top end on a blown out lapua case, I'm think 125+ grns h2o and upwards of 70k psi without brass issues and around the 3250fps range with a 230 hybrid or around 3600 with a 190 if the jacket holds up.

I am sure that he meant that his cartridges out do any firearm that has COMMERCIALLY loaded ammunition. He usually drills that into the dirt.

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

not sure that I want to drill it into the dirt, but in order to compare apples to apples, you need to limit each wildcat caliber you are loading to a maximum of 66,900 PSI average chamber pressure ,,,,, otherwise you are just beating your chest by overloading the cartridge to attain bragging rights ,,,,,,,

makes no difference if you think you have case issues or not with a particular load, if you are going to compare what you have done to anything else on the market, you must be able to measure chamber pressure and load each particular caliber to the same ,,,,,,
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 PM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

No offense, but from a SHOOTERS standpoint, I think it was PO Ackley that said he doesnt care what the pressure number is as long as the brass is holding up fine and no worry damaging the action. I think that sums it up pretty good.

How much water capacity is the Warbird? Im not positive on the Lapua AI but its got to be around 120-125gr?? Plus I think Mr Allen pushes the shoulder up a bit as well, not certain on that though.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:08 AM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

I think that John makes a really good point. They list loads at safe PSI ratings that they sale ammo for. If you take PO ackley and others and what they do into the equation you are no longer comparing apples to apples. Take the Warbird with a 190 and there ammo. they list 3425fps which I have seen on a chono myself be within 10fps out of my friends gun. I had a 300RUM that I could shoot 190's out of and hit 3445fps consistantly, but the pressure was SKY HIGH. Now with reloads out of my friends warbird with his hand loads and 190 bergers he was hitting 3602fps now it was pushing the limit of pressure but did shoot well. You have to put a limit like PSI on listed speeds to have a fair comparison.
example:
My PO ackley book shows a load for my 6.5-06 that is 5 grains over the max of any of my new books. does that mean that an old 6.5-06 is a faster cartridge than a New built one??? or does it mean that the old ones were pushed to higher PSI than they recomend.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:24 AM
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Re: Savage 110FCP project idea

Your right ackley pushed them harder, but that was the idea, reform the brass to keep it from stretching and showing pressure as soon and making it last longer. The CIP max on a 338lm is 68k psi on the standard, I can't see 69-69.5k psi being an issue on the improved version. I can push a 210 berger from a 300wby at almost 3100fps with a 24" barrel if I don't mind 2 loads per case.
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