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Author Topic: very interesting day  (Read 565 times)

Offline notsams

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very interesting day
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:24:46 PM »
    Today I spent 25 minutes talking with Jack  at Hart barrels and another 20 minutes talking to a ballistics expert at Sierra bullets. I was trying to decide on what twist and bullet weight to go with for a 22-250 Ackley Improved. In the end I made the decision to go with a 80 gr bullet and a 1 in 8 twist. These guys are really living the dream.   Jack told me he shot 7000 rounds through his 6PPC benchrest rifle in 1 year.   The Sierra expert told me that they filled 22-250 cases with IMR 3031 and a 30 gr bullet made for the 22 magnum cartridge and fired them at 4590 FPS. That's awesome to me. The knowledge and experience these guys have is mind blowing.    I had a very interesting day.

Offline Madgomer

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Re: very interesting day
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 08:49:53 PM »
Boy ain't that the truth - I'd love to job shadow those guys for a while.  A young man I worked with nearly 20 years ago was from Nebraska - his Dad worked for Hornady - would love to spend some time in a place like that, especially with their test crew or the guys that have to keep all of the manufacturing equipment running precisely.  Would be pretty fascinating.
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Offline gobihawk

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Re: very interesting day
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 02:39:13 PM »
Good choice notsams. What barrel length are you going with? Sounds like you one upped the 224 Valkyrie  movement.
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Offline notsams

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Re: very interesting day
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 12:50:49 PM »
    Decided on a 8 twist for the 80 gr bullets. 26 inches long Hart barrel. Hart rifle barrels are old school. The lady that took my order said she will mail me an invoice and will call me when she ships it. I won't even be charged until the barrel get ships.

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Re: very interesting day
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 05:22:37 PM »
it's funny how little i know about things when i talk to folks that work in and are experts in a field. when you talk to a true expert, they can really open your eyes to ideas you never thought about

congrats notsams. get it all done before the soft water fishing season.
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