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Alan's Corner / Re: Terminal Ballistics of pellets
« Last post by Bullfrog on July 21, 2018, 09:22:09 PM »
I agree that round nose probably has the superior terminal ballistics, but for different reasons. My take, after killing a lot of larger game, is that the primary damage comes from the pellet's skirt cutting the flesh in a 360 cut as the pellet flies and spins thru. If I'm correct, that would explain while non-deforming 31 gn, .25 Barracudas and 81 gn .357 JSBs can be so deadly on lung shots. Neither pellet deforms in any significant way and offers superior penetration to softer pellets that deform as they pass. After shooting rigid pellets like that into ballistics gel, the boat-prop wound channel I get seems consistent with the skirt cutting as it goes.

So under my theory, the superior pellet in many circumstances will be the one with a rigid, non deforming body that will maximize both penetration and retained shape of the skirt and forward directional travel of the pellet.

I don't discount that expanding or deforming pellets can be deadly. But I think the expanding of a pellet's head is is a different phenomenon all together than the cutting caused by the skirt. An expanding pellet (or a bullet for that matter) is cutting and/or ripping as it goes, but its a very different kind of wound than what a pellet's skirt is making.

In small game, I generally want an expanding pellet. In large game, I want deep penetration and a cavity that looks like a cookie cutter has been ran thru the lungs.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Miserable
« Last post by Bullfrog on July 21, 2018, 08:48:04 PM »
I left Florida for California and there is very little about the sunshine that I miss. The heat and humidity just about killed me. When I left I worked for city government and had to wear a coat and tie. Only a damn yankee would create and enforce such a rule in August.

I also have to wear a suit and tie and it is miserable. I enjoy the heat and humidity on some level just because it defines home for me. Being in the woods though can be very miserable this time of year. And I now live in the woods so I really feel it.

I ended up sitting on the stand this evening. It turned out to be an OK evening. By the time the clouds rolled out the sun was low so it stayed somewhat cool. I didn't see a deer until I walked back to the house. I have one street light above a shed that overlooks the pond in my front yard and I keep a clothes line there for hanging my hunting clothes on between hunts. There was a doe staring at me from the edge of the light as I was hanging my ghillie. Figures I spent about 8 hours on the stand today and I had to walk home to see a deer.
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Hajimoto's Airgun Annex / Re: Shooting on the fly (Video)
« Last post by steveoh on July 21, 2018, 05:38:18 PM »
Hahaha, that was sweet! Love the 3 Stooges punch. I’m still giggling.
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Hajimoto's Airgun Annex / Shooting on the fly (Video)
« Last post by Hajimoto on July 21, 2018, 05:01:20 PM »
Literally!  LOL

If you cant watch Vimeo, heres a link to Gunstreamer
https://gunstreamer.com/watch/iQmNKVEYvsRdSbs
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Miserable
« Last post by steveoh on July 21, 2018, 04:58:26 PM »
Hot, humid, and rainy here.

In decades past it was normal to have rain every day in the summertime. Then a 20 year “drought” started, which by our standards means rain simply becomes sporatic.

Looks like our normal rain cycle is returning. Its great for my blueberries and food plots. Miserable for working outside in.

I was about to go sit on the stand and do a deer depredation hunt. Then I remembered I left my camo on the clothesline when a strong downpour came. I guess I’ll just hang out at home tonight.

I left Florida for California and there is very little about the sunshine that I miss. The heat and humidity just about killed me. When I left I worked for city government and had to wear a coat and tie. Only a damn yankee would create and enforce such a rule in August.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Miserable
« Last post by Bullfrog on July 21, 2018, 01:26:39 PM »
Hot, humid, and rainy here.

In decades past it was normal to have rain every day in the summertime. Then a 20 year “drought” started, which by our standards means rain simply becomes sporatic.

Looks like our normal rain cycle is returning. Its great for my blueberries and food plots. Miserable for working outside in.

I was about to go sit on the stand and do a deer depredation hunt. Then I remembered I left my camo on the clothesline when a strong downpour came. I guess I’ll just hang out at home tonight.
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Airgun News from the Wire Services / Re: CO2 Pellet Pistol
« Last post by CraigH on July 21, 2018, 12:03:25 PM »
Sigh!    :(
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Three-Screw Maximus
« Last post by CraigH on July 21, 2018, 10:06:53 AM »
Thanks for the comment, Bob.   Yes, I took that into account.    Since this was an "add-on" vs a new install, I had the original screws locating the valve at their rearmost position against the air tube.   This in itself was a bit of a concern as they were not centered but had seen some small amount of movement in a gun that was never over 2000 psi.    And as an "add-on" I fitted the third screw with the valve in situ as that seemed the best arrangement due to the aforementioned appearance of the two original fittings.

Obviously this makes for a custom arrangement, but the screws/valve should move together if such movement were to occur.   Any future issues could or would be addressed with #10 screws.

Thanks for your concern!
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OFF TOPIC / Re: Miserable
« Last post by bnowlin on July 21, 2018, 09:36:55 AM »
Man I put in about 80 hours this week. No time to shoot. I'm at work now. I guess the only good thing about working right now is I'm in the AC.
I know that's right, I don't even open the door.  Plus we getting more of that Saharan dust also.
BobN
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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Three-Screw Maximus
« Last post by rsterne on July 21, 2018, 08:41:48 AM »
Nice job!....

My only comment would be that by fitting the 3rd screw perfectly to the hole in the tube, you want to make sure the other two screws are still tight against the back of the holes.... If they are centered when the 3rd screw is installed, and a poor fit in the holes in the tube.... then the new 3rd screw would be doing most of the work.... You want all three screws to press against the rear of the holes at the same time, to equally share the load....

Bob
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