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Ammoguide cartridge challenge!

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

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  1. jsalcedo

    jsalcedo Member

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    THE AMMOGUIDE "CARTRIDGE CHALLENGE"
    - Test your cartridge/reloading knowledge
    - Lots of fun
    - Learn a lot about ammo as you play
    - Ongoing site game/competition - regular new installments
    - Get your username listed on the homepage Hi-Score lists!
    (AmmoGuide.com respects your privacy and never reveals your
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    It's a 100% FREE, no obligation, exclusive feature of AmmoGuide.com
    and easily accessed from your FREE myAmmoGuide homepage:

    http://ammoguide.com/cgi-bin/myag.cgi

    Create a new account if you don't already have one.


    Got a 108 76%
     
  2. pignock

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Just edged ya out for #9, Balog!

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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    96%/148.

    Yeah, I missed the .460/.600 question too.
     
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    I was a bit perturbed. Got bit by the weatherby questions. 140 and 6.4 Yuck!
     
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    153, but the question I missed I need to check on.

    David
     
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    136 and 5.9
     
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    143 and 5.3. Number 24. Not quite sure how I pulled that off.
     
  24. Gunfyter

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    Currently 13th place.
     
  25. Balog

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    After taking the second:

    74.0% 222 6.0 4.4

    Currently in 15th place.
     
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