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Unread 04-29-2008, 11:53 PM
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Never had any problems getting bullets from Richard, in fact I have had great service. I dont think I have ever spoken with Richard but have had no problems with him answering emails.
I havent ordered anything from him since December, but will be ordering some 338 and 7mm bullets from him in the near future.

On a side note has anybody ever seen what his 66gr 6mm varminators will do to a critter or a full can of cola at 6br velocities. All I gotta say is you gotta see it to beleive it. His 277 169s are terrible. They shoot great but damage stuff too much. You should see what they did to my poor 800yd gong.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.
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Unread 04-30-2008, 07:54 AM
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I have some of his 6 mm bullets and they will not stay together in my 6-284. They are the flat base and I think 110 grains. I never chronographed them because they were blowing up at my starting loads. These weren't the varied failures like I had with the A-Max, these were dust out of the barrel. I am going to build a more functional 6 mm one of these days so maybe that's all they need but has anyone else seen any failures?
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Unread 04-30-2008, 08:02 AM
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anyone else seen any failures?
Yes, only due to an over twisted 7mm barrel. br, you ever tried the Barnes banded solids for your 6mm.
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Unread 04-30-2008, 09:58 AM
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When I was having my 240 Wby built, I twice inquired about heavy 6 mm bullets but he was having die problems and I never followed up being as the 115 Bergers grouped well for me once I got the rifle.

As far as bullet failures, I can make both the 115 Bergers and the 200 gr Wildcats fail by shooting on 90 degree days with sun cooked bullets. Higher pressures and a warm barrel will do it. David Tubbs was dusting his DTACs with his benchrest 6mm once the barrel got hot. With a cool barrel and hunting season temperatures I don't have a problem with either and I push both of them very hard. Apparently the recipe for dust is hot barrel, fast twist, J4 jacket and long bullet.

It may be that as the throats get rougher that I will have more trouble, but I try not to shoot those rifles very much.

I don't know what speed I am getting with the 257 caliber 130's but maybe 3200 - 3300 fps or maybe not. I am about to decide that I really don't need to fool with the 142s being as the 130's are doing so well. I will see what drops I get with the 130 and then decide.
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