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MAGNUM PUNCH in an '06

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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Re: MAGNUM PUNCH in an '06

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Very impressive Sir. Excellent Accuracy and performance.
Have you done any pressure testing? I run a 30-06 Ackley using 61 grains of N160 to push a 175 Grain Berger at 2975fps but have no idea if i am fooling myself by getting these figures at the expense of high pressures.
Does the Ackley and your Sherman shape of case mask pressure signs untill things get interesting?
My Ackley cases show no signs of pressue and have been loaded many times.

What i am saying is if we were to load a standard 06 to the same pressures as my Ackley and your Sherman would we see much of a difference in performance?

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Brit.
Yes, you would see a difference in performance. It is true that the case design tends to masque pressure signs but I think the Sherman is nearly 200' faster than an 'o6........Rich
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:57 PM
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Here is the case forming process that I prefer: The pics are from L to R
Left..................270W
second..............270 necked up to .338"
third..................338 PARTIALLY necked to .308"
last....................fire formed 300 Sherman

I run my 300 die down the neck just far enough so that there is resistance when closing the bolt (for proper head spacing)
Drop 12 grains of Red Dot shotgun powder, or equivalent, into case, fill to neck with cream of wheat, place a cotton or paper plug in neck and fire away. You can use any large rifle primer.......RichMAGNUM PUNCH in an '06-dscf0478.jpg
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I can reach 3100' with 190 grainers in a 28" barrel. You could expect to max out around 2950' with a 24". The case is a 300 Sherman and is compared to a .270 case in the pic.......RichAttachment 18013
For comparison, I shoot the same 190 gr bullet at 3050 fps out of my 300 Win Mag with a 25 1/2" barrel. And I'm pushing pressures to healthy levels using Lapua brass. So this modified '06 casing is providing very similar MV to my 300 Win Mag. I'm burning 81.2 gr of H1000 with Federal 215M primers.
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For comparison, I shoot the same 190 gr bullet at 3050 fps out of my 300 Win Mag with a 25 1/2" barrel. And I'm pushing pressures to healthy levels using Lapua brass. So this modified '06 casing is providing very similar MV to my 300 Win Mag. I'm burning 81.2 gr of H1000 with Federal 215M primers.
At 3100' I'm pushing some mighty healthy pressures That's why I keep it down around 3050'. My barrel is probably worth close to 100' over your 25 1/2".......Rich
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: MAGNUM PUNCH in an '06

Cool stuff for sure. Thanks for posting the pics! Smokin' performance from the old 30 Otter. Got me thinking. I'm saving for elk season right now,but after this years hunt I might have to give this a whirl.
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Re: MAGNUM PUNCH in an '06

That's cool.

Is there a 270 Sherman??
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Re: MAGNUM PUNCH in an '06

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That's cool.

Is there a 270 Sherman??
There is a 6.5, (the original), a .280, and a .300. A .270 would be the easiest of all since that is the parent case anyway. If you want, I will help you with the details and you can be the first. It would come close to the 270 WSM in performance. You would likely get close to 3200' with a 150 grain in a 26" barrel......Rich
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