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Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

 
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:11 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

Some preliminary testing revealed the following: I weighed 50 of the 180.5 gr bullets and found the following (weighed on a RCBS 1500 chargemaster)

180.4-8
180.5-8
180.6-10
180.7-11
180.8-9
180.9-4

For a comparison I had 17 210 Berger's left so I weighed them and found the following

210.0-3
210.1-7
210.2-5
210.3-2

LV: I know you believe some people on this forum are looking for ways to poke holes in the theory of these bullets, and disparage them in general. I do not find that to be the case, I think you have a group of long range shooting enthusiasts who would love to add to their repertoire 30 cal bullets with BC's as high as these bullets are claimed to have. I know if I can get them to shoot; the 180's in my 300 Wby at approx 3250 fps (BC.711) is very exciting, and my 30-378 shooting the 210's at 3350 or so (BC very high 8's or low 9's) is even more exciting. I do not think guys like GG would like anything more than to be able to shoot these bullets. Something else to consider is GG is one of the most credible guys on the forum. If these were my bullets I would take his opinion very seriously, I would certainly not engage in a public ******* match with him. In all honesty the only two things that made me hesitant to test these bullets was your public attitude and GG thoughts on the bullets......take it for what its worth.

I am looking forward to Thursday's testing.

I also got 10 of the 210's. I was told THEY WILL NOT STABILIZE in either my 300 or 30-378 with 10 twist barrels, just for kicks I am going to try 5 of them in the 300 Thursday.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:45 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

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No dog in this fight either... Yup, a lot of people are interested. Please do post the results publicly.

Also, here in MT we can shoot up to 3 Antelope and 2 or more deer a year. IMO Antelope make excellent test critters for long range shooting, because they die very easily and are shot in areas where they easily be recovered.

If some folks can get these bullets (308/180) to shoot straight and group well, I would also be willing to try them on game out of my Sako 300 WSM (11 twist) at various ranges.
Hello,

Unfortunately, based on feedback from Alaska and Georgia, they will not work properly in 11" twist barrels. You would be wasting your time, barrel life, powder, primers and case life.

Lightvarmint
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:54 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

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You are so full of crap!!! you are only the tester? you are the one that offered me a refund on my purchase, not Mr Henson, after he personally told me the bullets would be perfect for my build. How about some customer representation from him, some interaction by him. He only has one tester? Between your post's on snipershide under a different screen name and here, nothing you say will generate faith here. As long as you try to spread BS I will be one to reply and contradict it. Count on it, EVERY time! happy testing to the king of BS'ers
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:55 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

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Some preliminary testing revealed the following: I weighed 50 of the 180.5 gr bullets and found the following (weighed on a RCBS 1500 chargemaster)

150.4-8
150.5-8
150.6-10
150.7-11
150.8-9
150.9-4

For a comparison I had 17 210 Berger's left so I weighed them and found the following

210.0-3
210.1-7
210.2-5
210.3-2

LV: I know you believe some people on this forum are looking for ways to poke holes in the theory of these bullets, and disparage them in general. I do not find that to be the case, I think you have a group of long range shooting enthusiasts who would love to add to their repertoire 30 cal bullets with BC's as high as these bullets are claimed to have. I know if I can get them to shoot; the 180's in my 300 Wby at approx 3250 fps (BC.711) is very exciting, and my 30-378 shooting the 210's at 3350 or so (BC very high 8's or low 9's) is even more exciting. I do not think guys like GG would like anything more than to be able to shoot these bullets. Something else to consider is GG is one of the most credible guys on the forum. If these were my bullets I would take his opinion very seriously, I would certainly not engage in a public ******* match with him. In all honesty the only two things that made me hesitant to test these bullets was your public attitude and GG thoughts on the bullets......take it for what its worth.

I am looking forward to Thursday's testing.

I also got 10 of the 210's. I was told THEY WILL NOT STABILIZE in either my 300 or 30-378 with 10 twist barrels, just for kicks I am going to try 5 of them in the 300 Thursday.
Just to set the record straight,

RG Henson does not make a 150 grain Aluminum tipped bullet. The ones he sent to you were 180.5 + or - .2 grain. We surely don't want folks to think that 150gr HAT bullets are available.

I get 3400+ out of the 210s in my 8" twist Kreiger 30/378 barrel and 3274 out of the 220s in the same gun. At 92 feet above sea level, they will not stabilize out of a 10" twist barrel powered by 300 win mag or 300 RUM cases at full velocity potential of the bullet and barrel.

Lightvarmint

Last edited by Lightvarmint; 11-28-2008 at 06:00 PM.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:08 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

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Just to set the record straight,

RG Henson does not make a 150 grain Aluminum tipped bullet. The ones he sent to you were 180.5 + or - .2 grain. We surely don't want folks to think that 150gr HAT bullets are available.

I get 3400+ out of the 210s in my 8" twist Kreiger 30/378 barrel and 3274 out of the 220s in the same gun. At 92 feet above sea level, they will not stabilize out of a 10" twist barrel powered by 300 win mag or 300 RUM cases at full velocity potential of the bullet and barrel.

Lightvarmint
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:42 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

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Mr. Tilley i told you on the phone if the bullets didn't work for you just return them for a refund. If you had done so you could buy some cheese to go with that whine!
R.G.
If you would have told me that, I would have already done exactly that, long ago. I see lightvarmint has your customer skills as well. Ron Tilley
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:17 PM
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Re: Another Henson Aluminum tipped Bullet Test

I didn't want to start an argument guys :( was just curious to see how well these bullets work
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