Originally Posted by goodgrouper
I must apologize. I have been so busy since the br match that I haven't had time to go shoot the .338's until last week. Then when I went to get some newspaper to shoot the bullets into, I couldn't find any anywhere! I guess people stopped filling the recycle bins for the 4th of July or something! But I am going to go make another pass at it this weekend and hopefully I will be more successful this time.
Since I've been so busy, I haven't followed this thread since page 2 or 3. I'm sure I have missed some good stuff but I just wanted to ask a couple questions without reading all 15 pages or so.
Ok, what is the sea level bc of the .338 280's and 265's? Just curious because I'm going to do a bc test at 5000' while I do the media test.
What is the price and quantity of bullets to each box on these bullets?
What is the typical time frame to expect from order to delivery? I am used to waiting a month or so for my benchrest bullets, but I have been waiting for 3 years for some other bullets from the north country!
Has anyone besides DaveWilson tested terminal ballistics of these bullets? I have seen people get all excited over bc before and totally forget that terminal ballistics are more important than exterior ballistics if you are hunting with the projectile!
He makes them in runs and this week as well as next week is the .338 run. The BCs we have are not based on drop charts or influenced by mirage, wind and shooter hold. They are based on velocity loss over 200 yards and some tests even at 400 yards. With drop charts to derive BC the rifles accuracy as well as the shooters hold come into play and influence the data. The velocity sea level derived BCs are .770 for the 265s and .878 for the 280s. As you know the BC goes up with altitude and we have gotten reports of over 1.2 at some locations.
But to keep things simple and to minimize all possible variables we will continue to use the velocity method as we feel it is more accurate and repeatable and less influenced by conditions. For instance, mirage will affect apparent bullet drop and influence the BC. When using the velocity method only the air density and aerodynamics depreciate the velocity. Anyway those numbers are on the minimum side of what you should see when you shoot them. If you are above sea level, then you will be pleasantly suprised at their performance.
Jackets are available and he has a constant supply of components to manufacture the bullets. I see no reason why you would ever have to wait over a month unless you just missed one run and had to wait until the next. When you order, he places your name on the run and assigns the number ordered to you.
As far as terminal testing, our season opens 8/15 and if the right one walks out we will have a meat test. Additionally, we have a hunter up in AK getting ready for a mountain hunt of some sort. I am sure he will have some reports. I have a lot of confidence in the .030" jackets ability to both expand and to provide the proper amount of terminal energy to dispatch game.
I will PM you the shipped prices.