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Whats with 3.5k ?

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Unread 09-07-2011, 06:43 AM
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Re: Whats with 3.5k ?

Don't forget to consider the recoil. You mentioned the punishment your friend's 30-378 gave you.

Recoil calculator: Recoil Calculator

You can reduce recoil in several ways. Go with a smaller caliber. A 7mm will have less recoil than a 30 cal when comparing same BC bullets. Make the rifle heavier. Use a muzzle brake. Add a mercury recoil reducer. Even stock shape can help. You get the idea.

There is another factor when using hotrods that launch bullets at 3500 fps. Barrel life will be shorter but that is a small price to pay for the added performance.
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    Re: Whats with 3.5k ?

    3K with a 168 in a 308?
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    Re: Whats with 3.5k ?

    Yes at the muzzle. 2985 average with a spread of +/- 18 fps over a 10 shot string.
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    Re: Whats with 3.5k ?

    What's yur point?

    Bigger and faster is always better to some of us. Whooo Hooo......

    If recoil bothers ya, get a bigger brake....... and 16#s isn't too much for a far reaching rig.

    When ya really wanna see where yur hittin' index the brake off a bit per Tubb's recommendation.

    A 160 grain .65 bc projectile @ 3600 is a bit more magic than a 168 @ 3500.

    Who care how much powder it takes or short brass and barrel life. Ya only live once may as well make it fun......

    Pack the powder in, light it off, hit what yur shootin' at and carry as SEG (Shxx Eatin' Grin) around for awhile. It's plenty worth it.

    Think of hitting that 2300+ yard chuck and the, what was it, 2700 yard or something rock. Hi 5s and SEGs around on those.......Priceless!!!

    Enjoy the ride.......
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