Re: Ballsitic Tip and V-max past 500 yards dont work (WRONG)
Don't take this the wrong way, but.
Richard builds some beautiful rifles, and he is an excellent craftsman.
But his video is very creative, and I don't mean that in a flattering way.
The extra length and a 15" twist will give you something extra in velocity, but as I recall he claims 3900 for the 125 BT and 4100 for the 110 V-Max. No way, fuzzy Jose'. It just ain't gonna happen.
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The DVD is a sales tool for him, and it is nice - I loved it this winter when we had 3 feet of snow on the ground, and spring was 3 months away.
But while I was watching it... I noticed that he was missing a LOT of shots at 500 to 700yds, and for that rifle he was using, the humongo shooting platform on wheels, and the rangefinders, etc... that was pee-pee poor shooting.
It doesn't take a $4500 rifle to whack woodies at 400 to 500 yds.
If you run the DVD forwards on slow single frame, you will see that a lot of those woodies were already dead when they take off to the moon.
Here's something to think about.
I have shot woodchucks in Pennsylvania in the summer, across looong fields at noon. You CAN'T take video of a shot on a woodchuck at 400-600 yds without tons of boiling mirage.
You wanna video a shot at that distance, you will see a pot of boiling water, and have a hard time seeing the critter.
But in Richard's video, there is no mirage.
Where did it go??
It's cuz he was 80 or 100 yds away.
Also... when you shoot a bigassed cannon like a 300 Mag, and video the shot out to 400 to 600 yds, you see the "trace" of the bullet. It looks like ripples in a smooth lake.
Where's the trace in Richard's video??
There ain't none!
You will notice that most of the shots are of a woodie for a 1/10th of a second, and it flies through the air. These shots are all of the woodchuck lying down, some in "odd", unnatural positions. Very Few of the shots show the chuck moving for a few seconds before getting splatted.
It's because Richard shoots dead woodchucks at close range.
I remember one scene that is listed at 1950-ish yards. You can make out the individual leaves on the trees.
A full sunny day in August, and not a tiny bit of mirage over a path of more than a mile??? Sorry, but that just ain't happening.
On a sunny August day in Pennsylvania, through a scope at a mile, you can NOT tell a small Honda from a big pick-up truck.
Richard's video is what is called in the wildlife business, a "Hump-up".
Enjoy the pretty pictures, but don't believe it for a New York minute.
If you get a decent (or even not so decent) ballistic program, and run the 6mm Ackley, the 243 Ackley, the 6mm Gibbs, the 6mmx284, and other hot 6mms, with the 75 or 87 V-Maxs... or the 264 WM, and the 6.5mm Gibbs with the 95 V-max.
Run them against the 300WSM with the 125 BT or the 110 V-Max... you will see that they shoot FLATTER, are LESS affected by the wind, and hit HARDER at the critter end of the process, than Richard's "wonder guns" (which makes you "wonder" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] ).
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