Topic: Alaska Backpacker Ammunition Ballistics
I have looked over past posts, and while the subject has been touched upon, I have found no definitive answers regarding the Alaska Backpacker Ammunition that is available at various stores here throughout Alaska. I have heard it may be manufactured in Anchorage or on the Kenai. My questions are as follows, has anyone:
1. Determined, who in fact is the manufacturer of this brand, and where is it manufactured. Address and contact information of the manufacturer would be helpful as well as it does not seem to be on any of the boxes.
2. Obtained from the manufacturer the ballistics and data regarding this load, specifically for the .44 Magnum loads (there is 300 gr semi-jacketed, and I believe 320 or 340 gr hard cast lead round).
3. Shot some of these rounds through a chronograph to determine their velocities and energy at various ranges?
4. Actually used these rounds on big game thus far? If so with what results and under what circumstances (ie stopping a grizzly charge, hunting black bear, finishing off a moose etc..)
I believe that this thread should seek to stay on this topic, of conclusively determining the ballistics and effectiveness of this round. It seems many of us (myself included) have carried this round without knowing many of the details associated therewith. I for one am of the opinion that we should know as much about that to which we entrust our lives.
To date there has been some discussion on the forum that anyone that would not publish their contact information on the ammunition they sell must not be proud of their product; while a valid concern I believe there may be other reasons and regardless would like to determine for all who do use this round, whether it is a quality, reliable round and from a trustworthy manufacturer. I would like to open this discussion to other calibers as well, but am personally seeking answers with respect to the .44
Let us see what we dredge up amongst the many knowledgeable Alaskans that peruse this forum, please answer as many of the above questions as you can, plus your own commentary or questions about the round.
Lets start the database!