Originally Posted by bsl135
Tell me James,
Precisely how are the tips not 'representative' in the model?
My camera isn't good enough to capture the details in clarity, but I did use Starrett calipers to measure the dimensions of the tips so I'm pretty sure the model is quite representative.
I chose the colors of copper, lead, and as close as I could get to aluminum.
You're casting doubt on my work already and I haven't even presented any results yet. Is this some foreshadowing
of your own?
I am not casting doubt on your work, I was making a joke about the bumble bee to keep the subject as light-earted as possible..
Your work will speak for itself I guess. But you do understand that you are employed by a competing company and every post you make is an advertisement for them since you have a sponsor ID under your name. Additionally, your signature line indicates Berger bullets as well. If "Bryan Litz" posted without the sponsorship ID and the Berger signature line, that would make more sense to me when one is attempting to appear impartial and to post impartial evaluations of another companies products....
As long as you can step back from your Berger duties and responsibilities and provide a representative evaluation without being influenced by your paycheck and career at Berger Bullets, then all should be fine.....
Bear in mind all results could be checked and rechecked by other sources and laboratories.
I can't wait to hear the results because we have some 280 and 300 grain trajectory test results to post shortly. We will wait until after you get done to post these results.
With respect to the bullet tip, if you look closely at the tip shank, you will notice some rings that will displace lead. Those are specifically not accounted for in the drawing and they will affect the balance of the bullets. The displacement of lead by aluminum or vice versa will affect the balance and could influence your results working with your hypothesis and or formulae.
If you had corresponded with me as you advertised, then I could have pointed the tip shank details out to you one on one vice here on the thread.
Additionally, you should have asked RG to send you some tips for measuring dimensions prior to the bullet being pointed up. I am sure he would have sent you some. Unfortunately sometimes, when we pull bullets apart, it does somewhat distort the tip, tip shanks and other dimensions.
I just figured you would want all the details.... After all why post the photos and drawings without the data if you are not seeking opinion and comment?