Technical Newsletter From Your Ballistic TechniciansVolume 9, Issue 3
|Sierra 5th Edition Manuals and Software now Available!!|
|The wait is over. Sierra's new reloading manual is now in stock. This edition (one book contains rifle, handgun, and single shot pistol data) retains the popular three-ring binder format and has been modernized with new car- tridge introductions, histories and reloading recommendations. New bullets, new cartridges and new powders make this manual a necessity in every reloader's library. This edi- tion of the manual does not contain the Exterior Ballistic tables that can be found in previous versions or calculated using the INFINITY software. Renowned ballistic experts Ted Almgren and Bill McDonald have condensed the sec- tion dealing with exterior ballistics into one of the most comprehensive dissertations available on the subject today. Retail price for this manual is $28.95.
Also new for 2003 is the INFINITY v 5.0 Exterior Ballistic Computer Program. This Windows based program is avail- able on cd-rom for $39.95 as a stand alone ballistic pro- gram or as the Sierra INFINITY v 5.0 Suite with all of the data from the 5th Edition manual for $59.95
|Sierra Match Jacket Sales|
|As a reminder, Sierra now offers a limited number of Match Grade bullet jackets on a consumer direct basis. All Sierra Match jackets are made from special gilding metal copper alloy composed of 95% copper and 5% zinc. In order to match our different bullet requirements and meet stringent quality objectives, we buy nineteen different sizes of gilding metal and require three times more dimensional and quality control than is considered standard in the copper manufacturing industry.||Jackets are sold in even quantities of 1000 as priced here. Prices do not include shipping. Orders accepted in the U.S. only at this time.
Sierra Pricing for Match Grade Bullet Jackets
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|FUNDRAISER-hot, loud, friendly shots fired and a RECORD|
|This past May 4th, 2002; the Gateway-Unaweep Fire Department held their semi-annual event, a dynamite shoot. The "target" is a regular pop can with the top opened and explosives inserted-no blasting cap is needed and then placed at various distances to be fired at; from 100 out to 830 yards, with center-fire rifles (any sight and only cartridges smaller than 50 bmg allowed).
Well, cinch down your hat; Mr. Dale Neese of Cheyenne, Wyoming made lots of noise-the most that had ever been accomplished by a single shooter. No one had ever hit more than one of the BIG DOG (longest distance-775 to 830 yards) targets before-first Dale tied by hitting one; then broke the tie with a bang on a second can and to finish off the vocal statement, hit a third target that day! Eleven shots were taken to accomplish this feat. The distances were confirmed with a Simmons laser range finder
|and the angle from bench to target can be dramatized as to steepness by the GPS unit indication of an elevation difference of 600 feet!\
Get this, his rifle is an off-the-shelf Remington BDL, topped with a Leupold 6.5-20x40 in the .300 Ultra cartridge; hand loaded, using a Sierra 150 grain SPT ProHunter (#2130) Yes, our flat base and lead-tipped hunting bullet. Remember this is at 830 yards and not on level ground-GREAT SHOOTING!!! This record has been announced and published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle and a letter acknowledgment on the official letterhead from the sponsors of the shoot. Shooters from several states attend these Colorado activities-admission to watch is free; view information about the twice yearly event at www.acsol.net/~firedept.dynamite.html.
Mr. Neese says he only shoots Sierra bullets in his center- fire rifles; we at Sierra know why and are not surprised.
|RPM of a Fired Bullet
by Robert Treece