Re: Is the .338 Whisper a 500yd elk round?
Damn Jon, you saw right through that [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] .
Here's what stimulated my post:
Boyd Heaton related on another post that his fellow long rangers have killed an elk at 2890 yards, with a .338 300gr MK started at 3350 fps.
Out of curiosity I crunched the numbers with JBM. (had to take the 2000 yards retained velocity, reenter that as MV, and then go to the 890 yd velocity). Anyhow, playing with different elevations and such, it appeared to me that impact velocity at 2890 yards would be betwee 950-1000 fps(assuming bullet stability).
So , being the smartass you mentioned [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] , I got to thinking about different .338 cartridges, eventually arriving at the .338 Whisper. (which I believe is twisted 1-8).
Boyd says at 2890 yards, the .338 300grMK(started at 3350fps) "took out both shoulders, leaving an exit wound the size of a volleyball".
I'm trying to reconcile all this information in my admittedly thick head [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] .
It led me to the above post. Half serious, with distinct and deliberate smartass undertones [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
But seriously hoping for feedback by the LR practitioners around here.
[ 11-08-2002: Message edited by: MontanaMarine ]