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Unread 08-25-2006, 07:48 PM
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Re: Crazy thought/question for Fiftydriver.......

Does the means justifies end? We are looking to extend the range of our projectiles by shooting higher bc bullets extremely fast. A sabot has several problems to overcome before it can be a feasible solution. It's easier and more effective to neck a 20mm down to 7mm with a 320g solid bronze projectile. This type of round uses current technology upsized, but barrel technology lacks the longevity to make the cost worth the end.

It's a great idea if we could overcome the issues. The current principles can get us farther. The Germans in WWII used current technology to fire projectiles into low earth orbit.
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Unread 08-25-2006, 09:06 PM
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Re: Crazy thought/question for Fiftydriver.......

My 505 Gibbs muzzleloader routinely shoots sub MOA @ 3k fps using a 150 grain 8mm Sierra Game King bullet.

My most accurate bullet was a bullet that I machined from free machining brass based on a Flatau design. I was concerned that the internal pressure could rupture this design and have not tried it on game.

Here is a picture of my first attempt which were made from copper, but they were too soft:

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Unread 08-26-2006, 07:25 AM
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I have about 950 BMG sabots (30 cal), anyone want them, make an offer. send email

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