I'll wait for testing to quote a hard number, but I fully expect it to be a significant step up from the 300 grain .338 SMK. It's got a 16% advantage in SD and a form that looks to be as "pointy" or even "pointier." We'll just have to see how they fly.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I will guarantee that comparisons to any other current 30 Cal bullet will be laughable.
I should also mention I have some 265 RBBT's. BONDED CORE! Richard left the meplats slightly larger on these with a larger hollow point to ensure expansion at really low velocities. The BC won't be quite as high on these but I'm guessing they're going to give unbelievable terminal performance.
If that wasn't enough, Richard now has some shorter jackets to make down to about 250 grains which might work fine in a 1:10 twist.
Things are looking very good for big 30 Cals at the moment. FINALLY! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
Finally, we have the bullets available to get the most out of our rounds.
Keep us posted with these exciting developments! This is great news for the 30 cals! JonA, that pic you posted is pretty impressive...
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What sort of velocity difference have you seen between the 265 ULD RBBT and the 290 ULD RBBT? I plan on trying both bullets in my 300RUM 30" when it gets put together. Probably will use the one that seems to group better from my barrel. Either way, the elk in a couple of basins in western CO are in some serious trouble next year!
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