Thanks Dave and Preacher.
I will be posting some pics of the parts and pieces here tomorrow or the next day.
I have a local guy here who produces hunting videos and he wants to come video my upcoming cow elk hunt for his next video so you guys might get to see the thunder in action if it is completed on time.
I will keep you updated as the project comes together Preacher. Stay tuned.
When the video comes out, grab a cold one (Pepsi) and sit back and watch how fast the elk hit the dirt (if I can shoot straight [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ). Later.
Thanks for the details. Very interested in the Thunder, though I don't much go for the name [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Sounds a bit Utahr for me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] kiddin!
The 250gr bullet @ 3150 is my velocity and the resulting energy is what I want. My distances are a few hundreds of yards less than yours. Also, I'm into the 30" bbl mode plus brake.
The bummer is that I've started another project that puts the 338 project on a back burner. (my winny is shooting exceedingly well, so what the hey!) But, been thinking about the switch bbl thing. That would be a hel..I mean, heck of a switch from 224 to 338. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
As for elk, I'd just love to find one any one. If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Just wondering about bullet selection on the thunder project. Why not a 300 gr for such long distances? I have shot side by side with a friend and his 338 Lapua with the 225 Accubond @ 3080 fps and my EDGE 300 gr @ 2850 fps the difference in the 300's abilities at distance was dramatic. I was just curious about any 338 testing and possible field data you my have done. My hunting buddy used the Lapua last week to pile a bull up a 758 yards in his tracks with the 225 Accubond load. I don't have any field animal data with the 225 at long distance only the 300's.
It is relevent to groupers project so here goes. The elk was broadside pushing against abother bull but the two were at a stand still. The 225 grain Accubond entered the the shoulder high breaking the shoulder and spine some fragments went into the heart lung area. I do not know if they were bullet frags or bone. The bullet exited and was not recovered. The high shoulder shot was taken on purpose. Results of the hit were predictable and the elk was rolling down the hillside before the shooter recovered from the recoil. Point of interest, the other bull stood around for 20+ minutes and watched the fallen bull, it was still in view when he called me on the cell phone.