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Ammoguide cartridge challenge!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jsalcedo, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    - Test your cartridge/reloading knowledge
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    Got a 108 76%
  2. pignock

    pignock Well-Known Member

    nice test - I got an 88% with a score of 133
  3. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    92% correct, score of 152. Should have had a perfect, but I clutched on two that I KNEW the answers to. I'm such a dumbazz!
  4. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    Cool! I'm also in first place.

    I wonder if I can get extra credit if I point out a couple of glaring typos... :)
  5. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Gets tough toward the end! Nice quiz. I was going strong but fumbled on a few big ones and ended up at 76% . That's not a bad score for this quiz! I had a problem with one question, but otherwise they were pretty fair.
  6. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Looks like they're going to have future tests. Hopefully the next one will feature more obscure European military loadings so I can raise my ranking.
  7. Balog

    Balog Well-Known Member

    I got 76.0% correct with a score of 120. I'm #9 overall, but second in average score.

    Is it just me, or did that test seem to talk a lot about Weatherby's?
  8. Frohickey

    Frohickey Well-Known Member

    I got an 80%. My kung-fu is no good. :(

    The questions that got me were the Japanese Arisaka, Roy Weatherby's first cartridge, most energy between 223, 762russian, 30-30, 357mag, 8mm Rem Mag claim to fame, and one other I forget.
  9. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Lots and lots of Weatherby questions. Which kinda messed me up seeing as how I know almost nothing about those rifles. I've gone up to them, looked at the price tag, and backed away slowly.

    Give me questions about the 8x57J or the 7.65 Argentine and I'm golden, though.
  10. Balog

    Balog Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and not only were there a lot of questions about Weatherby, but he included a couple remarks in non-Weatherby questions about the company. Weird.
  11. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Just edged ya out for #9, Balog!

    But those darned Weatherby questions. Aargh!
  12. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    I'm number 3! I'm number 3!

    To quote Phil Hartman, "Oh well, nothing wrong with being adequate."

    One I missed was the big bore energy question. They said the .460 Weatherby Mag had more muzzle energy than a .600 NE by 1,000 ft-lbs. I disagree.
  13. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Well-Known Member

    460 Weatherby mag 500 grain at 2650fps for 7799 foot pounds

    458 Win mag 500 grain at 2350 for 6133 foot pounds

    600 nitro express 900 grain at 1950 for 7596 foot pounds

    577 tyranosaur 750 grain at 2450 for 10240 foot pounds
  14. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    Right, not even close to 1,000 difference and those figures are for reloads for the .460 WM. Factory rounds are much closer, and I still think the .600 will win.
  15. cdbeaver

    cdbeaver Well-Known Member

    I tied with Mike with two misses. Makes me feel REALLY brainy (for a brain-dead old fart).

    Missed the questions on .270 Weatherby and the 8 mm Rem magnum.
  16. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    Cartridges of the World, 4th edition...

    .458 Win. Mag., most powerful factory load shown is 4,740 ft. lbs with a 350-gr. bullet.

    .460 Wby. Mag., most powerful factory load shown is by Weatherby, 7,507 ft. lbs.

    .500 Jeffrey, most powerful factory load shown is 6,800 ft. lbs.

    600 Nitro, most powerful factory load shown is 7,600 ft. lbs.
  17. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    Alright! The .600 NE is more powerful than the .460 WM.

    I want my money back!
    Excuse me? What's that? ... oh ...

    Uh, nevermind.
  18. glockten

    glockten Well-Known Member


    Yeah, I missed the .460/.600 question too.
  19. Sam

    Sam Well-Known Member

    I was a bit perturbed. Got bit by the weatherby questions. 140 and 6.4 Yuck!
  20. only1asterisk

    only1asterisk member

    153, but the question I missed I need to check on.


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