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    Default Range Report with Chronograph

    A nice day and a range session thanks for bfrshooter with Whitworth and me along for the ride.

    We tried out my ProChrono thingy. I canít testify to its accuracy, but here are the results (handloads except where indicated otherwise):

    .44 Mag, M29 6.5Ē barrel:

    320gr Double Tap
    1042 fps
    1059 fps
    1043 fps

    300gr JFP
    1162 fps
    1186 fps
    1176 fps

    .500 JRH BFR 6.5Ē Barrel:

    440gr FN
    1342 fps
    1356 fps
    1324 fps

    .454 Casull Freedom Arms 7.5Ē Barrel:

    Buffalo Bore 360gr HCFN (factory says 1425 fps)
    1503 fps
    1491 fps
    1488 fps

    CorBon 325gr Penetrator
    1563 fps

    Speer Gold Dot 300gr
    1635 fps
    1581 fps
    1596 fps

    .475 BFR (inches Whitworth?)

    420gr Miner
    1307 fps
    1288 fps
    1330 fps

    Hereís Whitworth with the .500 JRH:





    MarineHawk with the .500 JRH:



    Recoil was nothing. I could have held it on target without any muzzle jump, but I didnít want to show off.

    Both bfrshooter and Whitworth were routinely shooting small cans, bottles, and rocks off of a rail at 100 yds offhand with large caliber handguns.

    I also could have done that, but chose not to do so, because I didnít want to show off.

    One thing I found that a .340 Wby pushing a 225gr TTSX at about 3,150 fps MV will dig deep holes in metal silhouettes. Just an FYI if youíre planning to confront Robocop.

    Another important consideration is that West Virginia home brew and corn whiskey is good for recovering after a pleasant range session.

    Another thing that surprised me was that with all the shots at the metal silhouettes, certain .50-caliber hard-cast low-S.D. bullets bounced off and failed to scratch the surface of the targets. Whatís more surprising, these low-S.D. bullets sometimes failed even to penetrate paper targets at 50 yds.


    Iím




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    kidding.



    S.D. is cool, and, as long as it involves math, Iím fine with it. I didnít take the ďmath is stupidĒ class in college, so Iím a bit behind the curve.

    For those who like rifles, the following was interesting and consistent with theONE73ís chronograph results. The 225gr CorBon shoots hotter than published specs (3,100f ps):

    .340 Wby:

    CorBon 225gr TTSX
    3159 fps
    3149 fps
    3182 fps

    .375 Wby:

    Wby 300gr NP
    2772 fps
    2754 fps
    2741 fps

    Nosler 260gr AB
    2963 fps
    2982 fps
    2976 fps

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    Looks like a productive day indeed. Good report and results

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    It was a fun day and I wish we could have shot more. There is a doctor across the road that can work up to 36 hours and when he is home in bed, we bounce him out! I need to get his sleep schedule.
    I was surprised by the amount of smoke from 296, can't be seen when shooting.
    Then, why is Whitworth off the seat, almost standing at the shot????? I did not see that without the picture. I have to poke fun at him, he will have a reason, I am sure!
    My .475 has a 7-1/2" barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrshooter View Post
    It was a fun day and I wish we could have shot more. There is a doctor across the road that can work up to 36 hours and when he is home in bed, we bounce him out! I need to get his sleep schedule.
    I was surprised by the amount of smoke from 296, can't be seen when shooting.
    Then, why is Whitworth off the seat, almost standing at the shot????? I did not see that without the picture. I have to poke fun at him, he will have a reason, I am sure!
    My .475 has a 7-1/2" barrel.
    He didn't get up until a second after the shot to look at the impact. It looks like he was shooting that way, but he wasn't. I just didn't click my camera in time to get him right as he was shooting. He got me in mid-recoil later by counting down "3, 2, 1" and then I fired on zero.

    Thanks again for inviting me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post
    He didn't get up until a second after the shot to look at the impact. It looks like he was shooting that way, but he wasn't. I just didn't click my camera in time to get him right as he was shooting. He got me in mid-recoil later by counting down "3, 2, 1" and then I fired on zero.

    Thanks again for inviting me out.
    NAW, Whitworth was PEEKING!
    Really, he is a great off hand shot but I will do better from bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrshooter View Post
    NAW, Whitworth was PEEKING!
    Really, he is a great off hand shot but I will do better from bags.
    Dummy, he took the picture as I was getting up off my seat to go down range. I was done shooting. The bench is for the unsteady -- LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitworth View Post
    Dummy, he took the picture as I was getting up off my seat to go down range. I was done shooting. The bench is for the unsteady -- LOL!
    That .500 JRH with the 440gr bullets = wicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post
    That .500 JRH with the 440gr bullets = wicked.


    You can say that again. I shot an Asain Buffalo with the 425 grain 78% meplat at 1380+ or- FPS that broke the onside support bone in the shoulder and exited the off shoulder. The 500 JRH is a true hammer for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitworth View Post
    Dummy, he took the picture as I was getting up off my seat to go down range. I was done shooting. The bench is for the unsteady -- LOL!
    Are you saying I shake? ME? OOPS, just spilled some coffee, darn cup won't hold still!

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    Nothing single-malt can't cure! LOL!

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    I still think recoil lifted you off the seat! LOL! Darn, why don't we have funny faces on this site? No smily's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrshooter View Post
    I still think recoil lifted you off the seat! LOL! Darn, why don't we have funny faces on this site? No smily's!


    You can't tell in the picture, but I think the .500 JRH lifted my feet off the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post


    You can't tell in the picture, but I think the .500 JRH lifted my feet off the ground.
    LOL! Nah, you did fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post


    You can't tell in the picture, but I think the .500 JRH lifted my feet off the ground.
    Hey, where did you get the smilies?
    think I found out how!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrshooter View Post
    Hey, where did you get the smilies?
    think I found out how!
    Do you feel better now? LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitworth View Post
    Do you feel better now? LOL!
    Of course, now you will all know I am not serious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfrshooter View Post
    Of course, now you will all know I am not serious!
    We already new that, Jim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitworth View Post
    LOL! Nah, you did fine!
    It's a good way to wake up. And and I'm sure it hurt that big dirt backstop more than me.


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    I'm glad you guys shared the fun:

    I wooda loved to hear the conversation during the shootin, testin, etc.

    That 475, whatever one is, must be a kill'ERR. Maybe, on both ends.

    Soooo, MarineHawk. It DID, hurt YOU. You jist admitted it. No Pain, No Gain, huhnn?

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