Originally Posted by Augustus
RockyMtn, while we are on the subject I am another one that has no dog in this hunt. I do not make or manufacture anything nor do I represent any one that does. I started testing bullets for Noel Carlson because I believe the long banded solids have the capability to take longrange shooting to the next level. I agreed to to this with the understanding the project would be totally transparent. Noel also wanted it this way. Anyway it is looking like the gamble is going to produce products that longrange shooters of all descriptions are going to like. If kelly decides not to try the 5.5 barrels I will order one and give it a whirl. Anyway most folks spend more money on cigarettes, beer and casinos than I do on these projects. Trying a new barrel only costs around 600.00, I dont know where I can get that much enjoyment for the cost. I dont drink, smoke, chew or gamble. My job has me practically tied to a flop eared mule and a pack of hounds, I have to hang around close to the house in case the boogy-man comes knockin. Sooo, I shoot a lot while waiting for the call.
Thanks for spelling it out here....You're 100% correct, people have passions in life. Some like golf, some like bowling. When these become passions, people spend tons of money at it. My friends brother is into stock cars, my brother fishes bass tournaments. You would not believe how much money these guys spend in their quests.
I love guns, it's not a passion, but an addiction. I don't even want to talk about how people spend money on addictions.
Anyhow, to me it's all about what I can get out of a bullet. My edge is a great gun to about 1,300 yards, but I want a 1 mile gun. And these Chey tac's seem to address this distance the best. I think the 375 Chey tac is on the verge of something great, we just need to find the right bullet.
You and I can wait for the world to pass us by or we can make it happen. I choose to make it happen, even if it costs me some dough, heck we can't take it with us anyway.
I'm ordering the one barrel in the slower twist so I can have a new gun for hunting season, and I hope to order a second (possibly the 5.5). Regardless, I plan on posting the results this summer as I get them. And everything will be transparent (good, bad or ugly).