Originally Posted by noel carlson
If LV had not started a public report with the disclaimer of an underestimated "1.0" BC on a 265 grain 338 caliber projectile with a conventional contour and CG, then prepare with a "flack jacket", and "firesuit" for the anticipated onslaught of disbelief, finally to take refuge in a hollow defense of simply saying people shot animals with it... what exactly is it which you believe the "naysayers" are saying nay to at this juncture?
You tell me Phorwath... what is LV claiming? I am here because some people wanted me to find out.
To the best of my knowledge, LV has told you what he's found out. It's not up to me to judge what he's claiming, and you're more than able to make up your own mind along those lines. If you want to find out something more about the ballistic performance of the HATs on behalf of the people that asked you to find something out, or if you want to find out something more because of your own curiosities, then what's wrong with the concept of buying some bullets and "finding it out" on your terms and conditions. Then you'll either have 1) perfect test results and data, or 2) no one to criticize other than yourself.
If you test the bullets on your own dime and time and decide to post your results, then we can go on, and on, and on, and on..., nit-picking your test procedures to death. Based on the layers of QA/QC control you've tossed out in critiquing LV's methods, I won't expect to read your post for a month or more, because that's how much time you'll have to donate to meet your level of QA/QC to end up with valid, un-questioned data. But don't forget, it will only be valid and unquestioned by you. For others that want to poke holes in it, it's open season.
LV's shot the bullets and posted the results. To my knowledge, that's more than you, and just about any other poster critiquing the data, has done.
I sincerely hope the best for your bullet manufacturing efforts. Can you say you feel the same for RG Henson's efforts? That's pretty unclear.
If you really want to pronounce truths on the ballistic performance of the HATs, how do you propose to do so - by harassing LV? For the fourth time, I would propose you buy some bullets, shoot them, measure & collect the data, then share your results. Shy of that, you and the rest are largely simply contributing to the background noise.
But maybe "background noise" is all you need to perpetuate your goals and objectives, whatever they be.