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Old 03-07-2005, 08:25 PM
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Re: 2000yard MOAG pics

It is 3/8" thick armor hardened steel from Action Target, Orem Utah. It isn't the stuff they shoot at, it is the stuff they line the walls of the idoor ranges with. The 1/16" deep crater in it was from 200 yards with a HOT loaded .257 WBY with 80 grain bullets doing something like 4050 Fps. This load has cut right through other gongs made of hardened steel, but not this one.

It is light and makes a great tone!
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The main difference in terms of Ultra long range accuracy between the .338 Ultra and the .338 Lap Mag improved is quality of brass.
The Lapua imp holds more powder, but not quite as much as the .338-.378 improved. I researched the crap out of all the possible wildcats for this project, including calculating powder-to-bore ratios, and the Lapua imp was the most efficient and inherently accurate combo I could find.
It gives up about 100 fps to the .338-.378 Improved, but should give better barrel life. And we saw that 100 fps at 2000 yards is easy to compensate for, it's the consistency that is really critical.

Interestingly, comparing the .338 Lap AI to the 6.5-.284, they are almost identical proportionately. In other words, they should exhibit similiar barrel life and accuracy potential.
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That building is a huge processing plant for a local farm. It is bigger than a super Wal-Mart.

This place is not as remote as it looks. It is only about a 40 minute drive from the northern Provo/Orem area.
The pic of us aiming at the top of Mt. Timpanogos is funny to us because we live at the base of that mountain! It is also the same mountain where I shot my 820 yard cow elk!
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I measured all the base-to-ogive measurements for this shoot and sorted them into rows in the ammo box. I have gotten pretty good at using the Stoney Point tool, but I am interested in the meplat uniformer. Brian B called Tubb today to order, but they are out! How do we get a hold of Mr. Tooley or Mr. Cram?
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That is way cool! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Since I can't do that I would just like to be there when someone else does it.
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Naah. YOu could do it. Most of us here are better than we think, and you have to be like the little engine that could. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.......
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just a tad low and left

The left is probably due to the spin drift. If you were shooting due south the Coriolis effect would move you 1/2 MOA to the right, shooting due north 1/2 MOA to the left. Normally only artillery worries about Coriolis effect and Spin Drift, but at these ranges your big gun has to too!
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