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Unread 11-17-2003, 02:29 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

DC and Vernon

It is too early in the winter and no snow yet, how could both of you be suffering from "cabin fever" already?

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    I see a few problems here..

    1. Fast isn't always accurate...

    2. Is cost an issue?

    Deer and Elk to 1500yards

    you need a minimum of 1500 ft lbs. to kill and Elk without much worry...
    800-1000 ft lbs for a deer...

    this means 4000 fps from a 200 gr SMK
    ( 5000 ft elevation 50% hum, 35* )

    yikes.... that cooking for a 200 gr bullet!!

    good luck!!!
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    Hey BH,

    Where you been man? I thought you would have been at the PA match.

    Well man you know when you disabled, and bored out of your mind, "Wild thoughts come to mind" [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] DC just adds fuel to the fire [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Good to cya, Vern
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    To just simply load and shoot with no prep, the 30-378 Weatherby Imp. is the logical hands down winner. Sticking with factory dies, the factory 30-378 WBY is still on top. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    I'd use a 10 twist so I could shoot the 240 SMK if I wanted.
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    Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

    At 9000 ft ASL (35 deg. F, 22" Hg, 60% humidity), my 210 grainer running 3300 fps at the muzzle will just eke out 1500+ foot pounds at 1500 yards.

    How high do you wanna climb? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    STL,

    My thoughts exactly I'll go to 10,000 ft but most can't or won't take a bench gun that high...

    he said 200 grs as well....

    I don' think he's gonna get it done.. but ya never know...
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    Yep, I wouldn't take a massive bench gun that high either. But that's what I like about my 18 lb. 30 Wolf. In the drag bag it's extremely portable - I wouldn't hesitate to climb high with it...
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