close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Unread 11-13-2008, 05:24 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 810
Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

Hey Ernie! how is it out there in sunny Wyo? I still havent had any time to mess with building pistol actions, the rifle stuff has me all bogged down. Maybe this winter i will get to a 6.5cal of some kind to mess with.

Dave
__________________
www.cowboy-dave.com

"Let the good times roll"
Reply With Quote
  •   #16  
    Unread 11-13-2008, 06:26 PM
    Official LRH Sponsor
     
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
    Posts: 6,847
    Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

    BD,

    Just for curiousity sake, what will those cases cost each for a formed case?

    I looked into something similiar to this several months ago. My design was on a beefed up chey tac case but it was modified to produce around 15-18 grains more usible powder capacity over my AM design.

    Cost was the only reason why I did not run with it at that time but it may still happen. I asked several of my customers if they would spend $7-$8 per case and of the 100 or so customers I asked, 90% said NO WAY, not when they could get the 338 AM and 375 AM formed cases for $3.5 each.

    I then asked if they would pay $5 per case and around 50% said no.

    Now, I could get the design down to $5 each after the inital tooling cost was paid for but I would have to place a 20,000 case order. I sell my cases at cost so that would come to around $100,000. Just do not have that cash laying around.

    Anyway, that is why my 160 gr powder capacity 375, 408 and 458 have not happened yet but they may still. Just curious how much you have to give for your new cases?
    __________________
    Kirby Allen(50)

    Allen Precision Shooting
    Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

    Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

    Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

    allenmagnum@gmail.com
    Reply With Quote

      #17  
    Unread 11-13-2008, 06:46 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Nebraska
    Posts: 810
    Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

    cost is around 5.00 ea
    __________________
    www.cowboy-dave.com

    "Let the good times roll"
    Reply With Quote
      #18  
    Unread 11-13-2008, 08:28 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Posts: 870
    Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

    Could you post a pic of the new case next to a similiar 408 based case?
    Reply With Quote
      #19  
    Unread 11-13-2008, 09:03 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Nebraska
    Posts: 810
    Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

    I will see if i can get one up tomorrow for you.
    __________________
    www.cowboy-dave.com

    "Let the good times roll"
    Reply With Quote
      #20  
    Unread 11-14-2008, 01:22 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Nebraska
    Posts: 810
    Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

    Ive had some requests for more pictures of the case and action.

    Here is the 416VM with a 408Cheytac case


    The VM case will hold 172gns of H-BMG50 or 168grns of Retumbo.




    Action pics:



    Action specs:
    1.625" dia x 10.5" long
    .800 bolt dia
    Extra long locking lugs
    Sako type extractor
    Plunger ejector
    Trigger hanger system
    Single shot or repeater
    4340 Chrome-Moly
    Black KG GunKote finish
    Titanium firing pin
    __________________
    www.cowboy-dave.com

    "Let the good times roll"
    Reply With Quote
      #21  
    Unread 11-14-2008, 02:02 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
    Posts: 4,400
    Re: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle

    BLACK DIAMOND

    Thanks for the action pics I love it is the bolt handle welded?
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Prelim pics of a new cartridge and test rifle
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge Len Backus Polls 415 11-26-2016 04:16 PM
    Test results from 338 ST *pics and chronograph data* Black Diamond 408 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 16 04-24-2006 10:08 AM
    Lapua scenar vs. Hornady AMAX Jug test PICS Quarterbore Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 07-31-2005 01:24 PM
    Pics of the "Phantom Fallow" - Allen Mag field test in Colorado Cont.. Fiftydriver Long Range Hunting & Shooting 14 04-30-2005 08:55 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC