THe 130 gr bullet is a bonded core bullet that has a flat base so it is shorter then one would think for a long range bullet design.
THe STW is driving the 115 gr pills to +3700 fps from 26" barrels and the 100 gr coated bullets to 4000 fps. From 28" barrels youcan add another 100 fps.
In a 28" barrel the 130's should run at 3500 fps pretty easily and the 140's should be right around 3300 fps. I would imagine the B.C. of the 140 gr ULD would be in the mid 6's but will find out more once I test them.
IT does have a very long sharp nose profile from what Richard has told me. I think it will be fine for the faster 25 caliber rounds like the Wby and STW.
The 25-06 may have trouble stabilizing it in a 1-10 twist.
This bullet is designed for deer hunting and provides a level od sectional density that has not been around for a long time in the 25 caliber rounds.
Richard is also designing a 140 gr Rebated Boattail ULD bullet for the 25 caliber rounds that I will be testing and evaluating for him when he gets them built.
Can you imagine the S.D. and B.C. of such a bullet. To be honest I do not feel that the 1-10 standard twist for 25 caliber rounds will handle this bullet even at teh velocities the STW will produce but that surely is not the bullets fault.
In fact, I think I will be investing in a Pac-Nor 1-9 blank that I will machine just for these bullets.
Richard Graves is vertainly not above pushing the envelope in bullet design. He is developing some bullets that are simply amazing as well as inovative to say the least.
He has one design that he is working on now that would offer a 30 caliber bullet with a B.C. comparible to the heavy weight match bullets but with a weight of around 70 gr.
He reported 3800 fps from a 308 Win with these bullets and 3/4 moa groups.
I will not giev any details to the specifics of these bullets as they are still in the experimental stage but I will say Richard Graves is a top contributor in bullet manufacturing and his current bullets are state of the art.
He has been kind enough to get a special sizing die to make his 300 and 350 gr .338" bullets a true .3380" diamter to work perfectly in the tight match .3382" throats where as the Sierra Matchkings run in the .3385" range and pressure problems arise fast.
If your looking for top quality bullets get ahold of Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
He makes bullets for most calibers in some very interesting designs.