Originally Posted by HARPERC
You'd be absolutely welcome, no conditions, to join in.
If it's an itch you have to scratch, PM me and I'll do everything I can to help.
The other truth is there are some true monsters out there.
Will have to wait a while. Wife is on dialysis and it's all I can do to get away for even a day or two.
Per the 9.3x62. If folks would take the time to study it they might find some interesting things. Running a 180 Sierra SPBT @ 2700 fps (somewhat typical '06 velocites), sea level, 30 deg F.
500 yds, drop.........energy
48.7".........1387 fpe (not that I put a lot of faith in fpe)
now the 250 AB in 9.3 running 2600 fps
500 yds, drop..........energy
4.8" more drop but 348 more fpe. To me, at 500 yds, an extra 4.8" of drop is insignificant. The extra 348 fpe is not to be sneezed at along with the extra 70 gr of bullet and .058" of bullet dia, IMHO.
It's extremely east to load for. Plenty of great quality components out there and an increasing # of factory loads should one need to go that route.