We got out this afternoon to do some fire forming with my buddy’s re-barreled Savage in 270 Allen Mag. Backed the truck up to the bench and started having fun. Shoot, clean……shoot, clean……shoot, clean etc. then move on to groups etc. You know the routine. Make fat cases out of skinny cases. The cases look a little crooked because they are sitting on some uneven paper on the bench.
Didn’t take long and it was down to a 3 patch clean with Copper Melt. Enclosed video shows the horrendous recoil of these shoulder crushing magnums. Dialup beware. Groups were running around ˝” which is pretty good for fire forming loads. My buddy's head comes up but that was him goofing and not the recoil. Watch the muzzle of the barrel when the round is sent down range. The ol' Holland QD does the trick [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Vid is "HERE"
This is a shot up into the upper end of the canyon. Even the fire forming loads are fun at 600-800 yards on sandstone and rocks. Breaks the monotony of continuous targets during fireforming.
Going to try and fire form another batch tomorrow afternoon and then work up full tilt loads. Hope to be shooting fire breathing loads by this weekend. In case you didn't view the video, the actual recoil of this rig feels to me about like a standard 243, or maybe just a little more. Kirby put a very, very potent round into a very well designed and thought out package. Can't wait to get the 7mm AM and shoot them side by side. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]