270 Allen Mag and WSM Shooters

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by royinidaho, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Got a call from the wife last week informing me that a heavy package from Corbin Swaging arrived. Whoooo Hooooo That was way faster than I expected!

    It happened so fast that I procrastinated too long and didn't have the press shipped at the same time.

    I have an email in to Dave to ensure I get a proper press.

    I figre I'm about 3 months ahead of schedule in turning out the first attempt at a 180gr High BC 277 bullet.

    I'll have Dave send the press down here to Los Alamos NM and my wife will bring the die and stuff down from Idaho when she comes (if I can court her into coming down.......by the end of the month :rolleyes:)

    Several of you said you'd be willing to do some testing. I'll have bullets made before I have a rifle down here to shoot. Volunteers will be happily accepted. The only stipulation would be that all testing results will include all load details and be posted on LRH.com

    BTW, Dave Corbin says that the odds are 90+% in favor of this thing working. We'll see.

    If it doesn't work, hey it's just money.:)

    Like I said in another thread. When I leave this ol' earth I want to slide into the casket dead broke and a big grin on my face.:D
     
  2. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    This should be interesting! Keep us posted!
     

  3. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Good for you. Sick'em Roy!
     
  4. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Roy, are you going to become "enchanted" permanently?
     
  5. royinidaho

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    Nope! This living at 7400' is a spot of bother........

    It's 50+ degrees. In 15 minutes it 35. What kind of deal is that?

    On a nice sunny day yur walking down the street and pass on the shade side of a tree and all of a sudden yur cold..........:rolleyes:

    On the other hand its about a 10 min drive to 9500' where the bc otta be out of this world:D
     
  6. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Get em ready....I will gladly burn some primers and powders. Good luck.
     
  7. sewwhat89

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    I'll try them at close to sea level. We range in elevation from 200 to 400' ASL. Let me know.

    270 WSM
     
  8. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Me too, me too!
     
  9. royinidaho

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    okey dokey fellas,

    The dies are on the way from Idaho.

    The press will be along shortly

    I'll have to build a table top stand for the press.

    Apartment living has its limitations.

    1300 bucks a month and the place doesn't even have a reloading room.:rolleyes:

    Should have stuff shipping somewhere around the first week in March.

    The first run will be 168s and 180s.

    I'm confident that the 168s will work well in the WSM if twist is sufficient.

    I doubt the 168 will pan out in the AM unless its kept down around 3200, which may not be to shabby.

    the jury will be out on the 180s until some field tests come in.
    I was loading WC 195s and they were distorting badly but and dusted about 40% of the time.

    We'll sure find out.

    This is gonna be fun:)

    BTW, these bullets aren't built from scratch. They are fully customized however. Kind of like chopping the 32 Ford, back in the day. It was different looking and performed different but was still a 32 Ford but way cooler.lightbulb
     
  10. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Way to go, Roy!
     
  11. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    I was runnning the 169.5's at 3165 ft/sec. Will that be OK for the new 168's. I'd like to try the 180's, I never did try the 195's in my 270 AM. I can pm my address if needed.

    Can't wait, now that I only have 100 of the 169.5's left.
    Thanks!
     
  12. royinidaho

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    The WC 169.5s I believe, were made with Corbin tapered jackets and are great performers both ballistically and terminally. I loaded, if I remember correctly (my books are back in Idaho) w/99 grains of US 869 upwards of 3300 fps????

    195s were make with something like J3/J4 jackets and wouldn't stand the robust treatment in about 1/2 of the Lilja 3 groove barrels @ 3000 FPS plus. After somewhere around the typical 400 rounds they started dusting on a regular basis.

    Berger 150s wouldn't hold up to the rigors of the barrel experience at AM velocities. I saw no use to load them down to around 3200 when I can shoot the 140 NAs @ a solid 3600.

    Those that have expressed interest in burning some powder behind these "new customized high BC bullets PM me your physical addy and I'll get you some.

    Do you think 25 would be a sufficient number. I'll accept suggestions on the number. We want to wring these things out pretty thourghly.

    I won't have a rife for testing until later this spring.
     
  13. shootinfool

    shootinfool Well-Known Member

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    Im game. let me know if I can help.

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  14. royinidaho

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    PM your physical addy and we're good to go.