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Old 10-24-2013, 11:26 PM   #91
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So mountainman13 was talking about slow and fast burning powder. Now I'm really confused lol. Never realized there was so much to ammo. So which is better and why? And what is the difference in the action of the bullet with slow vs. fast? Thanks

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:drool: Now I really want a 300 winmag. Looks like I could hit the dang deer anywhere but the foot and drop it DRT.

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So mountainman13 was talking about slow and fast burning powder. Now I'm really confused lol. Never realized there was so much to ammo. So which is better and why? And what is the difference in the action of the bullet with slow vs. fast? Thanks
Don't sweat that too much, he is talking handloading, slower burning powders such as H1000 and RL25 are better suited to overbore cartridges such as the 25-06 and various small caliber magnums. Basically the higher the ratio of case volume to bore the slower burning powder you want as the ideal, while cartridges with a very small amount of case volume to their caliber (such as the 45 ACP) are at their best with faster burning powders like Unique.
Neither is "better" then the other, use the powder with a burn rate best suited to the cartridge you are using. My 6.5x55 likes RL22, my 7mm-08 likes H380, my 308 likes Varget, my 270 WSM and 30-06 both like IMR4350.
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He is an experienced shooter he said he is former military even though it's been a while so I'm sure he can recall the fundamentals and he said he's a big guy and the 700 is just a beautiful base gun to start with as there is so much that can be done to reduce recoil and accurize it. Also he never said anything about long range hunting with it I'm assuming its a range gun since he stated he wanted to prove his buddies wrong about an 800+ shot. Shoot and who doesn't need 150 guns variety is the spice of life
being a big guy doesn't always mean a person can handle the recoil of some of the larger magnums. i have shot some that made much bigger guys than me flinch with pain.

and even though i have shot quite few 338 and 300 W.M.'s over the years, i don't want to make a day out of shooting several hundred rounds through them.

i have to agree that the 6mm, the 6.5mm and the 7mm are much better choices for long sessions of extented shooting.
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So mountainman13 was talking about slow and fast burning powder. Now I'm really confused lol. Never realized there was so much to ammo. So which is better and why? And what is the difference in the action of the bullet with slow vs. fast? Thanks
until you do some in depth reading on reloading, it will be very confusing. unless you want to get into reloading, i would not even concern myself with different powder burn rates and with how they compare to different bullet weights.
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I gotta agree. I know guys that are former military and they don't even know their way around an ar. Still haven't figured that one out.
I'll explain that. Take a dozen targets, set 3 upright, 3 upside down then left and right and pin them up kinda shuffled and crooked. Now shoot them, take them down and stack correctly. Fill out the paperwork on top with the info from the people who just will not show for qualification. Use the extra ammo to practice and help improve those who give a ****.
The same crew usually managed to get their rifle handed to someone else for extra duty after an FTX. Former 16S50 then 76Y50, and after that MOS switch it was time to go.
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being a big guy doesn't always mean a person can handle the recoil of some of the larger magnums. i have shot some that made much bigger guys than me flinch with pain.

and even though i have shot quite few 338 and 300 W.M.'s over the years, i don't want to make a day out of shooting several hundred rounds through them.

i have to agree that the 6mm, the 6.5mm and the 7mm are much better choices for long sessions of extented shooting.
For me the 6.5 mm rules.
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For me the 6.5 mm rules.
the more i learn about the 6.5mm calibers, the more i am liking them. which only makes me want one even more.

my first encounter was with a Winchester M70 in 6.5x55. very sweet shooting rifle. i fell in love with the caliber! just made me want one even more.
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I would sell any rifle in my safe except my 6.5x55, that is the one rifle I won't put a price on I love it. Simply put it is the perfect real world hunting rifle and money could not buy me another it's equal.

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I would sell any rifle in my safe except my 6.5x55, that is the one rifle I won't put a price on I love it. Simply put it is the perfect real world hunting rifle and money could not buy me another it's equal.
reading up somewhat on the ballistics a few years ago, the 6.5x55 is one of those almost perfect calibers and cartridges. not a shoulder bruiser and very accurate. with the right bullet selection, it is dang near capable of huntingjust about anything in North America if proper shot placement is used at reasonable distances, with the exception of the largest dangerous animals like large bears.
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