Wish i had those skills and capabilities. I can only get what vendors offer.You have to make what you can't buy. I've done the multiple reamer trick for chambers too. One reamer to get a body and another for the neck. Just need to get creative on the pilots to make them work.
Shep I hadn’t even had that class of cartridges cross my mind! I’ve got a good bolt rifle in 7.62x39 which if the gains hold up in that class it is a solid upgrade............Just thought about my Grendel. 2900 in the Grendel would be a huge gain in performance. Talk about an over achiever. I love the little Grendel.....Shep......
This is my take on powder choices for the Absolute, If your loading a 180 gr bullet look at the 150gr powders 150/130At the risk of aggrivating Steve, he has a "book" he is recording his bullet testing data in. He has given me starting and powder recommendations for a couple of my cartridges.
In everything but my 338 Sherman, the powders were WAY faster than anything I would have thought to try.
This is even more true with the Absolute Hammers.
Now Butter Bean has added the concept of adding crimp to increase pressure for starting these new slippery/low engraving bullets. If I can figure out how to get a crimp die this bears more investigating. Bean has some ideas...hopefully they will bear fruit.
I've never crimped rifle bullets, so this is new territory. I love learning!
As a side note, Steve Does have some REALLY Big bore bullets. Hammer is experimenting with some huge bullets for King of 2 Mile. Steve has some projectiles out for testing. Prototypes are in the 4" long, .458 cal., 675gr range.Why do us big bore guys always need to be last on the list to play with the new technology . I was hoping this line of bullets would start with the 375.
Looking forward to the progress Steve. Sounds fantastic!!
I am getting 2896fps with the 99 hammer in a grendel waiting to try the 109 absolute should be at least 2900 I would thinkJust thought about my Grendel. 2900 in the Grendel would be a huge gain in performance. Talk about an over achiever. I love the little Grendel.