New ELR bullet

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by RockyMtnMT, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. RockyMtnMT

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    We have something that we are working on. Not sure if the market will bare the cost. So here is the question. How much would the ELR crowd be willing to pay for a bullet with significantly higher bc? Say a 20% increase in bc?

    Not looking for how much we can get but whether or not the added expense would be marketable.

    Steve
     
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    THEIS Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    PM Sent.

    Thank you,
    ThEIS
     
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    [QUOTE="How much would the ELR crowd be willing to pay for a bullet with significantly higher bc? Say a 20% increase in bc?[/QUOTE]
    I have paid $3 for a 375 cal with a G7 BC if 0.555. If you can produce a 0.375 cal with a G7 BC of 0.666; I would consider it at a price of $4.

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    Nothing in ELR is inexpensive, I think those involved are kind of accustomed to increased costs. How big the market is, is anyones guess.

    I think if you build they will come, albeit slowly, as I doubt there are a lot of barrels suitable for what you're thinking. Those have to change, (and are) but progression will be slow.

    The barrel makers might be the better feed back as to where the crowd is going the next 6-12 months.
     
  5. RockyMtnMT

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    I have paid $3 for a 375 cal with a G7 BC if 0.555. If you can produce a 0.375 cal with a G7 BC of 0.666; I would consider it at a price of $4.

    Cheers,[/QUOTE]
    This is what I was afraid of. There is only so much that can be done with physics. Design cost very little in the end. What it is made of changes the price considerably.

    Steve
     
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    I'm sure people would pay 10 dollars a bullet if it would consistently win matches. Maybe not the everyday Joe like me but the ones who define the sport would. That being said it would have to be proven accurate. Best G7 in the world isn't worth anything if it won't shoot accurate.
     
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    What is your base for the 20% improvement in BC? The Warner .375/400 gr at 1.14 G1/.555 G7?

    BTW, seems the cost would be in the development and testing, not the design.
     
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    Are we talking a bullet that expands on game...for hunting?
     
  9. RockyMtnMT

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    No.

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    A bullet of a particular form and weight will render X bc. Increase the weight and keep the identical form and bc will increase.

    Steve
     
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    What ELR bullet are you comparing to?
     
  12. RockyMtnMT

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    I am not comparing any particular projectiles. I am saying that if we made bullets out of gold the bc would dramatically increase.

    If I was able to take my 30 cal 181g Hammer Hunter and make it out of a material that increased the weight 50% to 272g and nothing in its shape changed the bc would increase from .272 g7 to .409 g7. That would be a 50% increase in bc. The % increase in weight would result in the same % increase in bc.

    Changes in the shape of a bullet (the form) will make fractional changes in the bc of that bullet. Physical weight of a bullet is the largest contributing factor to it's bc.

    Steve
     
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    If you could make a bullet that is say: .375 cal, 350 grains and up the weight to 400 grains but keep the bullet shape identical, it should be about %20.

    It would be really really great!
    I would pay up to 1.5 times the same at 350 grains.
     
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    I knew that was coming. :D:D:D

    If you build it, they will come. There are folks that will spend $10,000+ on a rifle just to say they have one. You won’t make a living off them, but they are out there.
     
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