When you all do it, you need to put someone on vidio camera duty at all times for the event. Those of us that would love to be there and can't make it would pay dearly for copies I'm sure. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'll probably, hopfully, be working into late september-mid october road construction. My hunting season here will likely take a back seat as well. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
"Hey DC... think the 30 Wolf can keep up with the really BIG DAWG.. 338/416.... I can't wait to hear that ring steel at 2000 yards.."
Will it make the trip to 2000 yds, most certainly.
I don't believe the 30m Wolf with a 32 " barrel is capable of propeling the 240 gr bullet as fast as mine will propel the 300 gr. If he can get 122.5 grs (or More) of powder in it he might come close.
The 30 Wolf case is not as big as the blown out 416 Rigby Imp case though.
Speed is not the important factor here for playing around. In hunting, we like the additional speed and retained energy. The 300 Gr bullet with the high BC will make the trip to 2000 to ring steel even if the speed is only 3000 FPS or less. I get 3300 FPS with the 300 gr if I don't care about loading my brass more then two times.
I would suggest steel at 1000 yds, 1500 yds and also 2000 yds. That way many shooters with smaller calibers can ring the plates too.
There is no way the Wolf will keep pace with DC'S long rig in the energy department. We don't have anything barreled longer than 32". Accuracy and tissue damage at ultra long range are a different story. Me and my poor, little, short barreled Wolf, on a pathetic lowly bipod, does'nt hardly seem fair, up against all those big cannons, on those high dollar rests, with those awsome leupold scopes, and barrels that are heavy enough to justify a tank turret.
I am your Huckleberry!
You guys are gonna force me to break out the 253's ar'nt ya?
What altitude are we shooting at?
Wyo, are there any hard rocks I can use to rest my bipod on? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
If the accuracy wasn't good in my 338/416 I would have had it rebarreled long ago and the 2100 yd elk kill would not have been possible.
The tissue damage on the 2100 yd elk was unreal. One of the shoulders was completely penitrated and the bullet exited the far side of the elk. The exit hole was about the size of a big grapefruit. Long live the 300 gr 338 MK.
I hope you can find enough rocks for your bipod? Ric tells me his section of Wyoming is void of them.
You will be lost----Better bring some with you.