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oldpro

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Flex 357 testing started today
« on: October 27, 2016, 02:14:51 PM »
 My goal is a very QUIET!!! Big bore with good shot count and decent power. These are the first two strings having never shot it before, Created: 10/27/16 01:32 PM
Description: 357 Flex
Notes 1: 3500psi start 2300 end
Notes 2:
Distance to Chrono(FT): 1.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 1.000
Bullet Weight(gr): 119.00
Temp: N/A °F
BP: N/A inHg
Altitude: 0.00
#          FPS  FT-LBS      PF
13    762      153.45  90.68
12    778      159.96  92.58
11    777      159.55  92.46
10    784      162.44  93.30
9    788      164.10  93.77
8    803      170.41  95.56
7    805      171.26  95.79
6    809      172.97  96.27
5    792      165.77  94.25
4    809      172.97  96.27
3    808      172.54  96.15
2    804      170.83  95.68
1    801      169.56  95.32
Average: 793.8 FPS
SD: 15.0 FPS
Min: 762 FPS
Max: 809 FPS
Spread: 47 FPS
Shot/sec: 0.0
True MV: 794 FPS
Group Size (in): 0.00

Created: 10/27/16 01:44 PM
Description: 357 Flex
Notes 1: 3500psi start 2300end
Notes 2: grizzly 81 grain
Distance to Chrono(FT): 1.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 1.000
Bullet Weight(gr): 81.00
Temp: N/A °F
BP: N/A inHg
Altitude: 0.00
#          FPS  FT-LBS      PF
15    864      134.29  69.98
14    859      132.74  69.58
13    880      139.30  71.28
12    878      138.67  71.12
11    890      142.49  72.09
10    891      142.81  72.17
9    900      145.71  72.90
8    898      145.06  72.74
7    903      146.68  73.14
6    916      150.94  74.20
5    918      151.60  74.36
4    919      151.93  74.44
3    906      147.66  73.39
2    917      151.27  74.28
1    898      145.06  72.74
Average: 895.8 FPS
SD: 19.0 FPS
Min: 859 FPS
Max: 919 FPS
Spread: 60 FPS
Shot/sec: 0.0
True MV: 896 FPS
Group Size (in): 0.00

As you can see I have lots of work to do but hey we have to start somewhere right!!



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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 03:35:39 PM »
That's great!
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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 04:24:38 PM »
Dang old man.
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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 08:55:23 PM »
Same powerplant as the standard Flex?

oldpro

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 09:08:39 PM »
Yes just longer barrel but this is just a start we're far from done.

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 09:19:55 PM »
You should win a prize if you can make it shoot Grizzlies accurately. Bad butt looking bullet, but the Evanix I had couldn't group them worth a flip and I couldn't find any other gun that could shoot them either.

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 09:41:03 PM »
no they are crap thats why i use them to do crono work Travis.

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2016, 12:32:18 PM »
What do you believe holds the Grizzlies back? If H&N would redesign them to be accurate out of most barrels, they would have a corner on the market for light weight .357 HP bullets. Many of the .357s on the market are 120-140fpe guns. Just right for an 81 grain bullet. 

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2016, 12:53:00 PM »
Those Grizzly are a joke, I tried them out of several .357 guns and sprayed out of all of them,

Sometimes people want to reinvent the wheel, H&N should just make the tried and Proven Baracuda in .357 in the mid 80gr range and in .30 in the mid 40gr range

Give some more ammo options in those 2 calibers that are getting increasingly popular.

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2016, 01:24:20 PM »
.357 Flex....just awesome.
Will definitely be watching this unfold.
 Way to go Travis.


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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2016, 03:10:38 PM »
Those Grizzly are a joke, I tried them out of several .357 guns and sprayed out of all of them,

Sometimes people want to reinvent the wheel, H&N should just make the tried and Proven Baracuda in .357 in the mid 80gr range and in .30 in the mid 40gr range

Give some more ammo options in those 2 calibers that are getting increasingly popular.



The reason I wouldn't be excited about .357 Barracudas is because the 81 JSBs already fill the niche of an ultra hard, non-deforming, pellet. Unlike smaller caliber JSBs, the 81 grainers are crazy hard, in spite of the claim that all JSBs use the same lead. Maybe MOST do, but the .357 JSBs are definately a different beast.

I want a .357 hollowpoint pellet or light HP bullet.

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2016, 06:09:43 PM »
Those Grizzly are a joke, I tried them out of several .357 guns and sprayed out of all of them,

Sometimes people want to reinvent the wheel, H&N should just make the tried and Proven Baracuda in .357 in the mid 80gr range and in .30 in the mid 40gr range

Give some more ammo options in those 2 calibers that are getting increasingly popular.



The reason I wouldn't be excited about .357 Barracudas is because the 81 JSBs already fill the niche of an ultra hard, non-deforming, pellet. Unlike smaller caliber JSBs, the 81 grainers are crazy hard, in spite of the claim that all JSBs use the same lead. Maybe MOST do, but the .357 JSBs are definately a different beast.

I want a .357 hollowpoint pellet or light HP bullet.


From my extensive testing I firmly believe the EPP/UG is significantly more devastating than a Hollowpoint,  there's a couple casters making that wanderful lightweight bullet in .357

I want Baracudas in the mix  for .357 and .30 as variety, one gun might like one better than the other and vice versa.
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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2016, 01:02:09 AM »
I shot the grizzly's in my ace 357.  In a clean barrel they shot all over the place, a dirty barrel better groupings. I measured them and even though they are advertised as 357, most came in at 356 and some at 355.
 Nice to see another 357 American product coming to market :D

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Re: Flex 357 testing started today
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2016, 03:13:19 AM »
With the .357 Flex will caliber (barrel/probe) swap still be possible just like the Flex now? Or is there different valving?

And if it is possible, and you wanted to switch to say a .30 cal, will the .30 barrel need to be as long as the .357 barrel? (Thinking about the shroud).

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