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Unread 07-29-2004, 01:33 AM
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Re: new project idea/questions

Bearing in mind the admonition: If you don't have anything good to say....

But, then he asks:
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Okay, fair enough.

I think it's a bad idea for 1000 yard elk, and no harm at all, for targets. How far do you suppost an elk can move in 1.95 seconds? You realize that it's a "handgun" in name only, right? I suspect the muzzle blast would be formidable?

Other than those reservations, sounds like fun. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I have not decided on a scope. I have 3 rifles in this cartridge but the hand gun is an experiment I may send a Leupold 36x out to have the eye relief lengthened. I am anticipating some recoil with the 338 lapua as one would with a 45-70 shooting 500g bullets or a 458 Win Mag or the 500 Alaskan all in hand guns . Set up wrong these cannons will kick the snot out of you [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    Yes LB, I did ask what think. Thank you for your input.

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    I am not sure how it is going to be to hold but I would guess that with some practice a standing shot at under 200 yards would be possible. But for anything longer than that or whenever possible I have tripod style rest that may be used while laying sitting or standing, that is very stable.
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    MTBA,

    I have a 338 WSM in a 15" XP-100 that is producing 2900 fps with the 180 gr Ballistic Tip and a solid 2800 fps with the 200 gr pills.

    I would imagine that with a throat cut to proper dimensions it would be possible to get moch more velocity then what your goals are for the 284 case.

    I would also recommend trying some of the 300 gr ULD bullets from Wildcat Bullets as they offer higher B.C.'s then the sierra which will be all important in your project.

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