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Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

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Unread 11-18-2003, 02:36 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?


Butch, right?

Can you send me an e-mail? For some reason I tried to send you one and it won't go through. I need to ask you something that doesn't relate to this thread.


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Unread 11-18-2003, 04:36 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

Hey Baldeagle,

Yeah, but DC, said the barrel would be so long I would have to shoot it from the cleaning shed.

LOL, I figured you might help me get it to the line, what do you think?

Later, Vern
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Unread 11-18-2003, 05:22 PM
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No, I'm not Butch. I'm Boyd's neighbor. Ya know the one D.C. said that I said Boyd picked his nose but I saed no such thing! IF ya fallow me. LOL
whistle pig: If ya need help all ya gotta do is ask. Are we gonna need a BLOCK and Tackle for this new GUN?

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Unread 11-18-2003, 06:21 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

I would go with the 300 RUM or the Tomahawk, I don't by into the energy thing at all. Killed to many deer and elk with "light" calibers and decent ranges which according to the energy formula wouldn't kill a coyote.
It's all about shot placement.
Seen some of your bullets at Pride Manu. in Liberty, MO. Those were your's right?
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Unread 11-19-2003, 01:03 PM
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Sorry. Sorry that you live so close to Boyd and that I mistook you for Butch [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I do need to speak with Butch though. Hey Butch send me an e-mail.

Don [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-19-2003, 07:15 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>The 188gr LR Groove Bullet has an esitmated BC of .805.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
No offense intended, but how on earth are you going to get a .805 BC out of a 188 grain 30 caliber bullet?

Is it going to be more aerodynamically efficient (better form factor) than this?

It's going to need to be.

The 190 J40 only has a BC of .663 (which is pretty incredible for a 190 30 cal bullet). How much pointier can you make it?
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Unread 11-20-2003, 12:58 AM
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I don't buy into the "energy" either. Our own testing has proven that a certain "number" of ft lbs are required to kill an animal - is false. Bullet construction, material and geometric form play a huge role in how a bullet penetrates.

In days gone by, a minimum energy level "may" have played a role, but some things have changed since.

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