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30 Cal 260's

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Unread 02-13-2011, 12:11 AM
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30 Cal 260's

Here are three bullets elkaholic made for me to test. I figured you guys might like a pic:



From left: 208 A-Max, 240 SMK, 260 with a bronze tip, 260 with an aluminum tip, and one that's bonded, also with an aluminum tip (black marker on the tip just so I don't get them mixed up).

I plan to shoot them tomorrow to see if they make it to the target in one piece out of my 1-8. Wish me luck!
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    Re: 30 Cal 260's

    good god thats a lot of bearing surface.
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    Re: 30 Cal 260's

    Only a bit longer than the 240's and this rifle has always loved those (all three of its barrels).
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    Re: 30 Cal 260's

    What kind of BC are you thinking with say a 2750 launch speed. I'm getting ready to order 2 barrels and if these look promising I will go ahead and order one in an 8 twist. Please keep me posted
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    Re: 30 Cal 260's

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    Here are three bullets elkaholic made for me to test. I figured you guys might like a pic:



    From left: 208 A-Max, 240 SMK, 260 with a bronze tip, 260 with an aluminum tip, and one that's bonded, also with an aluminum tip (black marker on the tip just so I don't get them mixed up).

    I plan to shoot them tomorrow to see if they make it to the target in one piece out of my 1-8. Wish me luck!
    Jon....This is going be interesting! The jury is out as to if even the bonded one will hold up? If it doesn't, I have an idea that I think will work but it may only be a 250 grainer (dinky)! The calculated B.C. is .840. Make sure no one is standing off to the side in case you don't have a tight enough CHOKE....Rich
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    Here are three bullets elkaholic made for me to test. I figured you guys might like a pic:



    From left: 208 A-Max, 240 SMK, 260 with a bronze tip, 260 with an aluminum tip, and one that's bonded, also with an aluminum tip (black marker on the tip just so I don't get them mixed up).

    I plan to shoot them tomorrow to see if they make it to the target in one piece out of my 1-8. Wish me luck!
    Jon....This is going be interesting! The jury is out as to if even the bonded one will hold up? If it doesn't, I have an idea that I think will work but it may only be a 250 grainer (dinky)! Make sure no one is standing off to the side in case you don't have a tight enough CHOKE....Rich
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    Re: 30 Cal 260's

    Success! All three made it to the target (100 yds) and made round holes! And even though they were different types they formed a group only a bit over 1" which shows there may be some good accuracy potential there if I shoot three of the same type. In any case they weren't "all over the target" which has happened to me before with bullets less than stable.

    Of course I started with a conservative 94 grains of US 869 which is probably a good 100 fps under max at least. I'll have to see what happens when I start adding powder....
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