New .408 hunting bullet

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by gfc91658, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. gfc91658

    gfc91658 Active Member

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    I have a picture of a new .408 bonded hunting bullet that will be avalible soon but can't figure out how to attach the file. Can someone help me out?
     
  2. ss7mm

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    Here are a couple of pics I'm posting for "gfc91658". I'll let him provide the description etc. for each pic, that way I won't mess it all up.;)

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  3. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Now, when 30 cal? :)
     
  4. gfc91658

    gfc91658 Active Member

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    Thanks again Dick for posting the pics for me they look great. And as for .30 cal bullets, don't have any in the works yet. I'll have a .416 and a .375 VLD bullets later this year.
    The expanded .408 bullet retainde 80% of its original weight and was just over 1 inch in diameter after recovered from the test media.
     
  5. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    What weight/weights will be offered, price, availability, B.C.? Same projections for the .375?

    Thanks
     
  6. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    I got the FMJ's you sent me, i will be testing them shortly. Look very good.

    Dave
     
  7. gfc91658

    gfc91658 Active Member

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    Glad you recieved the bullets Dave, looking forward to hearing from you.
    George
     
  8. cbass4761

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    Im very interested in that .375 VLD. Any ideas yet on bullet weight and base, fb, rbbt, bt?
     
  9. gfc91658

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    The .375 will have a 13s ojive, rbbt, and will be in the weight range of 350gr. to 380gr. We will offer the bullet in a FMJ , bonded poly and alum. tip type bullets. Same as what we offer now in the .408 now. As soon as we get the testing done on this bullet I will post some pictures and more information.
     
  10. cbass4761

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    Thats great! Would like to see an jacketed lead aluminum tip .375 bullet with a bc of .90 or greater. It would make these .375-408 rifles long range bombers for sure.
     
  11. gfc91658

    gfc91658 Active Member

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    We’ll work on getting a very good .375 bullet for everyone. But keep in mind that in order to make a bullet with a really high BC number the bullets can become unstable in certain atmospheric conditions and certain rifles. And what good is a bullet with a really high BC that is not stable all of the time. The trick is to make a bullet that will be accurate all the time, and that is what we try to do. So don’t get to hung up on these really high BC number, a really accurate bullet is much better.

    George