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
.500 JRH BFR 6.5Ē Barrel:
.454 Casull Freedom Arms 7.5Ē Barrel:
Buffalo Bore 360gr HCFN (factory says 1425 fps)
CorBon 325gr Penetrator
Speer Gold Dot 300gr
.475 BFR (inches Whitworth?)
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.
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):
CorBon 225gr TTSX
Wby 300gr NP
Nosler 260gr AB