FR Revolver to 500 Yards!

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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,126 Senior Member
    Why 40 and 80 MOA rails?

    My thoughts exactly.

    Just calculate a relatively believable drop number, reference it against the max vertical adjustment in the scope and find your appropriate rail slant.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Hoggin wrote: »
    What happened to the comical posts....:queen:


    Been sent to the naughty corner. :whip2: :jester:

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    My goal was for 2 MOA or under at 500 yards. I believed I should be able to shoot 1 MOA at 500 yards because of the way I shot the two prototype Franken-Ruger's in South Carolina last September. My beliefs were confirmed. If you check load data compared to the MV I am shooting (A moderate load at 1234 fps with the 170 grain Sierra) I am not at max. It is the combination of the quality of the build, the load, the functional capability of the FR to have two point rest with a revolver, the shooter, and the spotter's ability to call correction - A system's approach to accuracy in the field.
    I still plan to take Bog-Gear and run out to 500 yards in 100 yard increments, but I have some other fish to fry before I get to that.
    I ran a clone Charger 22LR out to 500 yards and grouped at every distance earlier last week as well. It shot really well too!

    I just figured out that a 10' target at 100yds should allow dialing in to silly distances. Doping 1-500 yds should allow any program to correct for any distance it can reach. I'll be tweaking my setup till the barrel blanks arrive.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    A 10 foot target is a lot to move around
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    HvyMAx,
    Chambering on the DW?
    So how are you adjusting for distance at 500 yards on steel (Irons or optic)?
    Size of steel?
    Type of rest?

    44 mag
    holding over at 6x on the scope..
    IPSC steel
    homemade adjustable rest.
    My plan to take it to 1000
    +80 on the mount should allow me to dial in pretty in a dead on hold.
    10-40x should make seeing the target easy enough.
    A 10' target at 100yd will allow me to pretty much dial it in pretty close.
    A few mods to the rest should simplify things as well.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Why 40 and 80 MOA rails?

    130-150 feet of drop is more than I can dial into my scope.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    BC of your bullet?
    44 Mag shooting a 330 grain bullet at 1800 fps?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    Can I buy the dw before you blow it up trying to get 1800 fps with that bullet. :buff:
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    Now he's done it.... Throwing down ranges and guns to two guys that can shoot a handgun further than most walk in a week. I don't see any way out of this one.

    Oh, Heavy we want witnesses too, and video.

    Won't be a problem. I have a good team working with me. Everyone is trying to convince me to do this with the custom 10" that's on it. I really like the barrel sticking out look so 14-16" and an excuse to turn a few barrels.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,766 Senior Member
    Cool looking forward to seeing your progress. Good luck!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    HvyMax,
    So what cartridge are you going to use for your 1000 yard Dan Wesson Revolver challenge?
    Whose bullet(s)?
    BC's?
    Which scope are you going to use?
    What kind of rest set-up?

    I have a pile of 320 grain hardcasts that have always shot great with the faster twist.
    H110 at 20-22 grains, Accurate #9 and a few powders for carbine loads will be in the running.
    I'll slap the 10-40x on it this weekend.
    I have an adjustable rest I made from allthread and 2x4
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Hoggin wrote: »
    What happened to the comical posts....:queen:

    Been busy planning and consulting with people who build their own guns and calibers for unconventional things. Checking out barrel twist rates and rifling cuts. I'm digging on the 8 groove Pac Nor. Krieger didn't have a twist rate I liked. Douglas has a 1:14 but that might be just a little fast for this but I will probably find out. H110 and Accurate#9 have been good but extra barrel might do better with carbine loads. Narrowing down 130-150 feet of drop, how many moa to cut the rail, a way to dial in the ballpark on my 100 yard backyard range and find half my crap that's been packed away for about 20years has had me a little busy.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    BC of your bullet?
    44 Mag shooting a 330 grain bullet at 1800 fps?

    I'll be going with the 320's that I have. I have gotten to 1600 with the10" barrel no problem. My accurate loads with the barrel I have run about 1400. 4-6" of extra barrel open up a few opportunities. An ever so slightly slower powder may give me the 1800 without excess pressure. What I learned playing with the 12ga from hell about slower powders giving higher velocities with lower pressures has me thinking this could be dooable. I have my bullets segregated into batches within .02 grain my brass segregated and ready to trim and neck turn. Once I work up a 1/2-1/4 moa load then it will be off to Peacemaker to lob them into the tightest group I can manage.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    :punch:
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    The new guy has serious freaking machine skills too.

    Those are beautiful things. I was totally inspired when I saw the first one posted about. It's kind of a revolver/contender crossover piece. The only thing I would add is usable irons.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    HvyMax wrote: »
    Those are beautiful things. I was totally inspired when I saw the first one posted about. It's kind of a revolver/contender crossover piece. The only thing I would add is usable irons.

    Yeah and a bayonet lug so you can properly charge the buffet line.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Yeah and a bayonet lug so you can properly charge the buffet line.

    That's what the bottom rail is for when the bipod isn't there.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    Is the scope you are going to use is the 10-40 Barska Swat Extreme Tactical?
    How much internal MOA or MIL does it have?
    Do you think a 80 MOA rail is going to be enough?
    Your revolver will shoot from a 1/4 MOA to 1/2 MOA group at 100 yards?
    How many shots for grouping?
    A 1 MOA 100 yard group is right at 1 inch, so 1 MOA at 1000 yards is just barely over 10"
    Guessing 140 to 150 MOA with a 100 yard zero.
    Going to sort bullets by base to ogive?
    How many thou of neck tension do you believe will work best for this with the cast?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    You are so polite Ernie. I want to be like you when I grow up.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    I know what it was like to try a rifle scope on a franken ruger....with a muzzle brake....and a quality build....

    I would like to see a camera pointing at the shooter when this 44 is touched off...

    :guns:
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    I'll open my range up for this "attempt". I also have several camera. Well start closer but we can get over 1k
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    💥💥💥💥💥💥😭
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 5,766 Senior Member
    Gauntlet thrown down!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    Legit ranges, help, targets, cameras, and confirmation is now available:cool2:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    Gauntlet thrown down!


    Circle the wagons. :silly::silly:

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    I just want to see what someone looks like with a rifle scope stuck in their face. :rotflmao:
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • HogginHoggin Member Posts: 413 Member
    :buff::beer:
    :applause:

    Love doing the "impossible" with a handgun!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Hoggin wrote: »
    I just want to see what someone looks like with a rifle scope stuck in their face. :rotflmao:

    Well a couple months ago we had Brian(?) on here who was suing TC when he got hurt shootin his Encore with "Reloads" ...........................300 Win Mag

    Embrace The Truth - Catastrophic Gun Failure

    http://forums.gunsandammo.com/showthread.php?24399-Embrace-The-Truth-Catastrophic-Gun-Failure&highlight=lawsuit
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    I couldn't care less about specialty revolvers. HOWEVER.............


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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    We strive to please:jester:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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