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Old November 29, 2021, 01:53 PM   #1
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Pyrodex / Hornady Great Plains ballistics.

I'm looking for info from anyone who has/does shoot the .50 Hornady Great Plains bullet over Prodex RS in a 24" Hawken or similar (1:48).

Have you choreographed it, and if so what kind of velocities are you getting?
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Old November 29, 2021, 05:11 PM   #2
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I'm not sure one could choreograph a bullet in flight. But there is a dancing bullet app for Android devices.
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Old November 29, 2021, 08:26 PM   #3
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Radar tracking could do it but I doubt if the Army or anyone else who has the equipment would cooperate.
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Old November 30, 2021, 10:33 AM   #4
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Come on, guys, he is being victimized by a spellcheck that reads choreograph for chronograph.

Any road, surely somebody in the OP's area has a chronograph he can use to get a real reading on real loads in his own rifle.
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Old December 4, 2021, 04:12 PM   #5
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It was in fact a smellcheck/autodefect error, but I don't mind. All work and no play makes TFL a dull site.

Oh, but it's a 28" barrel though.
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Old December 5, 2021, 06:56 AM   #6
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70 gr by volume gives me bulls in my hawking
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Old December 7, 2021, 10:48 PM   #7
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Triple 7 ffg and a Hornady Great Plains 54 cal produced 1465 fps over a chrony out of a Hawkin. Son took a nice 6x6 bull elk at around 80 yards with a single round. Sorry I have no info on powder charge, it was 12 years ago. My notes only gave the velocity.

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