Re: 338 thunder project
The Scenars are quite impressive indeed. With a bc of .675 and a speed of just 3050, they will produce the power to accomplish what I want. Even the accubonds with a bc of .550 at 3200 will still break the shoulder blade at around a mile! YOu know from emails we have sent each other that I have found about 800 ftlbs will get the job done (from our calculations, it is actually 700 something but I like to round up) and these bullets will both easily accomplish it according to Exbal, Infinity, Ballistic explorer, and PS workbench. The elk I shot last January at 820 yards was killed with the Accubonds, and I loaded up some 7mm 160 accubonds for a friend of mine last fall and he killed a great bull at 25 yards and the mushroom looked identical to mine. Accubonds obviously work at all ranges! I would have to look back at my post, but I think my impact energy on the elk was nearing the 800 ft/lb mark but was a touch higher.
The key as you mention with the Scenars is construction. When I sawed a few 300 mk's and Scenars and accubonds awhile back, I was really impressed with them all but the Scenars looked like they would mushroom just a touch more at long range thanks to the huge hollow point. I don't know if I will actually take a shot at 1 mile, but 1500 should be realistic at some point if the conditions permit!
If all else fails, the Moag will be handy to have around. It launches the 300 grain MK at 3100 for an impressive crunch! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
If it's not far, it's boring.