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Old 06-10-2005, 11:50 AM
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Re: Need an idea for a project.

Longtooth,
Do you have any concerns about weight and portability? Are you going to tow this "piece of thunder" behind a vehicle?
Do you have any restrictions on what calibre you can legally own and shoot?
I dont want to drop a spanner in the works but these are some of the questions that sprang to mind when i was reading your post.

If these things dont bother you then WOW! the sky's the limit and i will start saving now to travel over to see you touch off the first round! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

If you want to lift this "Behemoth" onto a bench yourself, may i suggest something based on the 50BMG or the Cheytac case necked down to 338, with a massive bolt action machined out of high grade stainless, a 36"-40" long flutted barrel with equally massive muzzle brake.

A matched pair of self machined heavy duty rings could hold the biggest Nightforce scope and the whole lot could be Vee Block bedded into one of the many available composite stocks designed for the 50BMG.
To me that would be a nice set up, although i probably would not shoot it because i'm not very keen on heavy recoil. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

Ian.

"I mean't to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:23 PM
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Re: Need an idea for a project.

I will only have restrictions on me if I decide to keep it as a personal weapon, then the only restriction will be caliber, I am limited to .50 dia. on the projectile. The company I work for does weapons development for the government and if I leave it their I will have no restriction. as far as wight, size, or cost I have no restrictions. I can make what ever I want. This company has made millions from my designs and this is there way of saying thank you.
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Old 06-10-2005, 12:40 PM
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Re: Need an idea for a project.

In that case then,
What about a 1/6th scale working reproduction of the famous WWll FLAK 42 "88mm" AA/Anti tank gun, complete with automatic ejection.

Ian.

"I mean't to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:25 PM
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Re: Need an idea for a project.

I am not up on the 42 I have examined a 36 in 88MM but you got me thinking a 40MM bofors AA twin or quad barrel would be fun.
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:40 PM
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I have access to the prototype shop whenever I wish and I have a 8000 sg. foot shop full of machines (mainly manual)of my own. Yes they have a heat treat and cryo shop on site.
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Old 06-10-2005, 03:54 PM
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Re: Need an idea for a project.

fiftydriver

Thank you for the advise but I have access to some true custom projectiles, that are truly hand made, and I agree something around 1000 to 1500gr would be good.
As to the barrel PAC NOR does make a fine barrel but, That is what I do and I have some special thoughts on what I want, I Know it would be cost prohibitive to have the barrel or barrels made by anyone else.
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Old 06-10-2005, 04:00 PM
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Re: Need an idea for a project.

Center Punch
Thanks for explaining what spinning is, few people have any idea of all the things that are made by spinning. I may make my cases using that piece of equipment.
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