New ELR bullet

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

  1. SMK1000plus

    SMK1000plus Active Member

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    RockyMntMT, Steve, if I may, I'd be very interested in a 6mm/.243 bullet in the material that you are currently researching, or something similar. I have an older Winchester M70 Featherweight 243 Win with a 1:10 twist barrel. It will barely stabilize 100gr Hornady Interlocks and most 100gr flat based bullets. For monolithic/copper bullets I have to drop back to 80gr. maximum weight. This rifle is a perfect example of why your proposed bullet design is so important, especially in 243 Win. The rifle is an absolute tack-driver for a hunting rifle, shooting in the .3s! I found out the it has a factory installed Hart barrel on it and I ordered a second (spare) fatory threaded barrel, also a Hart, for when it shoots out. I've almost change the barrel to something else, several times over bullet selection, due to the 1:10" twist rate. I really want a much higher BC than is currently available for my rifles twist. I'm constantly torn between rebarreling a tack-driver and keeping it original and struggling with the lower BCs available. It is darn tough to find a honest .3s shooter, especially an older one! Your very heavy for length and higher BC bullets would be a prayer answered, in my case. I'm very certain that I'm not the only shooter in this boat. With a 20% denser, heavier material, 1:10" twist should easily stabilize around 110gr to 115gr weight with a significantly higher BC, in 6mm/243. That would save me a classic rifle and @ a $700 barrel replacement. That should be a good start for me towards buying your planned bullets. And, I have many different calibers of rifles that would benefit from your proposed design! Just one more thing to consider. :)
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    sending pm

    Steve
     
  3. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    What is the Cu W ratio?
     
  4. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind.
     
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  5. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't always work as intended.

    I shoot ELR and ULR. While I care about costs, if rules are made to limit my spending, I go elsewhere.
     
  6. jasent

    jasent Well-Known Member

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    Tagging along. You got my attention.
     
  7. RockyMtnMT

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    At this point I have not been able to get them under ~$50 per bullet. I think time will make this change. I don't much want to wait though. I think I was meant to be a rich man but the money just hasn't shown up yet.

    Steve
     
  8. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Steve, Business smarts and work ethics are there. It is just a matter of time.
     
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  9. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Really?

    That's a bummer. I was hoping for between $5 and $10. 2 to 4 times what we pay for some large caliber bullets now.
     
  10. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Well had it but that is a long story.
     
  11. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Let me guess; spent it on guns and shooting stuff, the rest you just blew on worthless stuff...:D
     
  12. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Involves people who wanted something they didn't work for....
     
  13. HARPERC

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    Put me down for 1!
     
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  14. alcesgigas

    alcesgigas Well-Known Member

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    Damn; you must have the same delivery man I do. Mine hasn't shown up either!

    This is a pleasant and informative read for sure.
     
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