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Old 05-31-2010, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by heinz57
BARNES mz for me.........but i can't argue with sabotloaders pictures
Agreed. He sure loves to show off those Noslers. And rightfully so. They're without a doubt one of the best bullets available for us to use in our rifles. I never get tired of seeing those pictures.... Even if we've seen them 1,000 times.... HAHA which we have....
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:59 PM
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I did try to appologize for showing them again! I do try to get new ones every year though.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:45 PM
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bottom line is he doesn't have to reinvent the wheel............. unless he wants to............
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:03 PM
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I did try to appologize for showing them again! I do try to get new ones every year though.
Like I said brother, I never get tired of them. Those are some great pics!
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by HEAD0001
A 525 grain conical that I cast myself. Tom.
525 grain conical is a heavy bullet have u checked the fps at 100 yds. with a chrony ??????
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by heinz57
525 grain conical is a heavy bullet have u checked the fps at 100 yds. with a chrony ??????
I hunted elk with this bullet and an open sighted Knight MK-85 rifle. My load(please do not laugh) was 120 grains of 3F BP. It was a real hammer(on both ends). I sighted the rifle in 2" high at 100 yards. And it was about 2" low at 150 yards. 150 yards was my limit for distance. However I would have taken a good controlled shot out to 200 yards-but it would have had to have been a good broadside shot. I used the Knight musket cap ignition system.

I killed two bulls with that bullet. One was at 95 yards and the other was at 135 yards. Both bulls went less than 30 yards, and when hit they went sick(both were good behind the front shoulder-lung shots). I also shot one cow elk with the same bullet. But she was not nearly as big as the two bulls. But she tasted better!!

I did not chrono the load. But point blank to 150 yards with open sights is good enough for me. My best guesstimate would be 1500 fps at the muzzle. But that is a pure guess, backed up by no facts. I am sure someone here knows how to figure the velocity, but I do not. All I know is that the combination was deadly. But I do not shoot that load very much, it is a real kicker. The round knurled knob on the MK-85 hammer(long circular bolt-I guess it would be called a hammer) would actually draw blood on the webbing of my thumb and forefinger.

We talked about this load before. I forget who it was, but somebody figured the velocity. But I forgot what he said. You do that when you get older. Tom.

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:54 AM
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why would i laugh ???? the load works for u that is all that matters ..ps. i am 66 this year and can still walk for miles in the bush ...
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