Just to keep things on the up and up, Over the last several evenings, I have finished up the first 50 Allen Tactical rifle. THis round is basically my 338 AM necked up to 0.510" to shoot the 50 BMG bullets.
I just started initial load testing. Started with 110 gr of RL-22 under a Mil surplus 700 gr AP BT. First shot had a hang fire long enough to have a sandwitch between trigger fall and ignition!!!
Jumped up 10 more gains and things started to settle in. No chrono data yet, just getting an idea of the working powder ranges to start with. Basically just wanted to see if she went bang!!!
Made it up to 142 gr RL-22 and still no pressure signs in any way and at 100% load density. Rl-22 may be to slow for the 700 gr pill, H-4350 or Rl-19 maybe just right. Rl-22 should be about perfect for the heavier pills such as the 750 gr A-Max and the 835 gr ULD RBBT SP if I dare to try her in this rifle. Recoil in the 16 lb rifle with 142 gr is not warm and fuzzy!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Main reason I posted!!!
Saturday morning at 9:14 am little Kenzie Marie Allen decided to show up 2 weeks early making my wife and I first time parents!!
She was 20" long and weighed 6 lbs 14 oz. Not a monster but surely a keeper. She is getting cuter every day!!!! When they arrive you really wonder what they will turn out like!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Anyway, the last couple days have been a bit crazy as all of you with kids know all to well. As a newbie I am learning fast but have a scary amount to learn in a hurry.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know. As far as customers, I have a couple pressing projects that I still want to get out ASAP but this may slow things down a few days until we get the new little beauty settled in and not keeping us up through the nights. I appreciate all your patients and assure you the delays will not be long.