And... I don't care how you spin it... 0.0005 does NOT = one/50millionth.
CatShooter (aka Paul coburn
You are right, it doesn't. You have a typo in the post that contains this value. You have just shown us that .0005" is 5 ten thousands, or half a thou. In Warrens original post of .00005" does equal 50 millionths.
The other day I had a lesson on basic sniper math. Today I continue with some basic machinist math.
.1 = one tenth
.01 = one hundreth
.001 = one thou.
.0001= one ten thou.
.00001= one one hundred thou.
.00001 X 5 = 5 one hundred thou.
5 one hunderd thou X ten = 50/ millionth of an inch.
I have a keen interest in the .408 Cheytac. I plan on building one, I plan on shooting it. I don't buy snake oil, and I don't think this is the case. It is some guys who are putting alot of money into research and marketing. The investment to get brass made to proper spec, as well as trial and error figuring out twist rates, land profiles, bullet geometry is all very complicated stuff that I am glad someone has done for me. Thank you Warren and crew. Last year at a military trial I witnessed with my own eyes and a spotting scope, the .408 cartridge in a Windrunner rifle on the firing point. Throughout the day, many different professional snipers from two great nations fired the system at a tank hull 2300 meters distant. The impacts were clear on the side and I bet the 30 shot group was 24"-36" in width, maybe half that in height. I saw it and was in awe. The wind was far from co-operative, mirage at times was interesting. Dean was running a laptop and would spit out some environmentaly corrected data just prior to the shot. To see it is to believe it and I saw it. Catshooter if you don't want one, don't buy one. Let people make their own decisions from the information presented. This should not be an attack on a personal level, if someone should make a typo, they should not be abused for it (after all you did it to!). If you sincerely have a problem with this post, I invite you to send me an e-mail, this public ******* match is not classy in the least.
For the record, our .338 Lapua did mighty fine in smashing up a rock at 1200m and then another at 1400m at the same trial.