3496.61 foot pounds... you're right, close enough!
Yes! Wound channel, shock wave, hydrostatic shock... these are the things produced by the bullet that kills, nevertheless , can this happen without energy? I think energy kills, without it the other would not be.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!! ---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!
Hey GG, I have a question for you. First of all, I have to say I never read this post until tonight. I am glad I read it, it looks like the pot was stirred. I appreciate all of your advice and great stories. I can't believe people would try to agrue on this post. Once again, I appreciate all of your valuable information. Sounds like you are building an interesting rifle with the 338 Thunder. My question is, I will soon be receiving my 338 Lupa Improved (Yogi)built by D. Tooley in North Carolina, and I was wondering what powder I should consider using for this Monster. I will be using the 300 Sierra Match King and Federal Match Primers. My barrel will be 36" long and my goal is to get 3000 fps. I was thinking about Retumbo or VV-N560, any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, Wildcat.
I was in Utah last week as you well know and it snowed and I walk in sportsman warehouse to get out of the storm and when I went inside I heard and saw THUNDER! Now I know there has been alot of nagging by certain indivuals going on in this post, there better be some pictures of the thunder come soon cause I saw it. Where the hell is it! I still have a terrible covetous itch and I got to hold and fondle it. Any data would also be appreciated or when it comes available. Thanks for your advise on the Rock barrel. Kirby very nice work you are a artist in your profession. Just patiently waiting - Preacher.
For some unknown reason, this thread did stir the pot a little didn't it? Oh wait, I know why it got some people bent out of shape, because gg wrote it!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
<font color="blue"> In all seriousness, anyone who has ever practiced at distance with a cartridge in this league would never debate the effectiveness of it. </font> It never ceases to amaze me how people who HAVE NEVER DONE IT KNOW ALL ABOUT IT! You know the type. Macho as all hell and bent on ruining other peoples days.
Anyway, thanks for the kind words. SOund like your big boomer is coming along. DOn't worry about getting the 300 gr mk to 3000 fps. It will probably do 3100.
My only word of caution is DON'T USE ANY 5 SERIES VV powders. THey are triple based and hot as hell. Yes you can get great velos with N560, but your barrel will be toast in a matter of weeks-not years.
I got best results with 96 grains of RL25, but H1000 worked great too.
GOod luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Oh boy, the cats out of the bag now. Ok ok, I have the thunder in my possession. I had Kirby next day air it to me because my brain was about to explode knowing it was done and not in my hot little hands.
Will get some pics on here in the next couple days if I can. My computer is not letting me login very well because the hard drive was rebooted and it won't recognize me. Might have to login as gg or something when I want to post pictures because my rebooted pc is the computer that has my digital camera hookup. Dang it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]