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Thread: .30/30 with 34" barrel. Am I out to lunch?

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    I wonder how many people it took to carry it to the bench......
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post
    More than a few years back I worked for a smith that was making single shot 50 BMGs. He was getting some of his barrels from Orion barrel company. He got an oder in for a 3" diameter barrel that was 60" long and Jerry did it. The finished rifle weighed 165 ( if I remember right) pounds and shooting off the bench was like shooting a 22LR. but with much more knock down power.
    Wow! Did it get 3000 + fps with that length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Wow! Did it get 3000 + fps with that length?
    Many of the rifle were 36" to 48" barrel length. We were making lathe turned bullets out of brass that weighed 615 grain and we were getting 3400 FPS. Had an old automatic screw machine that was making bullets, very noisy chain drive but it would spit out a bullet about every 3 seconds. At the time Barns was the only one making a 50 cal bullet and it was a round nose. Military bullets had the core off center for the "cone of fire" from a machine gun. We were making pointed boat tail.

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    I would think that the bullet holding enough lube at that length would become an issue????

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    I like the 30/30. And long barrels. And the Sharps. Sounds like a win/win/win situation to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Tecs View Post
    I would think that the bullet holding enough lube at that length would become an issue????
    We had trouble with the last 8" of bore picking up metal, ended up coating the bore and bullets with triflow teflon coating. This gave an extra 100 feet per second and eliminated the metal fouling.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check