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Fastest Round?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by deolexrex, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. deolexrex

    deolexrex Member

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    What is the fastest non-wildcat rifle round?
     
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    Can't say that its #1 but the .204 is up there. I think its close to 4000fps.
     
  3. MachIVshooter

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    .17 Rem, .204 Ruger and .220 Swift are at the top of the heap, running in excess of 4,200 FPS.
     
  4. deolexrex

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    Thanks.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Handloaded?

    Hodgdon lists:
    17 Rem = 20 grain bullet at 4,436 FPS.
    223 WSSM = 40 grain bullet at 4,362 FPS.
    22-250 = 40 grain bullet at 4,224 FPS.
    220 Swift = 40 grain bullet at 4,213 FPS.
    204 Ruger = 32 grain bullet at 4,081.

    rc
     
  6. matrem

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    Dang!
    I think my chronographs " read" slow!
     
  7. BADUNAME37

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    Just bend the thing until the sensors are visibly closer.
     
  8. dagger dog

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    Any one know what that new 17 Fireball is clocking?
     
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    Hodgdon shows a 20 grain at 4,037 as the fastest load for it.

    rc
     
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    non-wildcat is a bit misleading. Almost every cartridge STARTS as some kind of wildcat, the 22-250 for example.
     
  11. dagger dog

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    I think the point is factory loadings.

    Think Barnes will start making a 15 gr Varmint Grenade for the .17 cal guys WOW
     
  12. deolexrex

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    Yeah, I really couldn't think of a good term. Production rounds? Normal rounds? Rounds you can buy at Bubba's Guns and Live Bait...
     
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    "Factory loadings"

    works for me...
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Probably the .17 Remington, although .204 Ruger is not far behind.

    That's the original .17 Remington, not the new .17 Remington Fireball.
     
  15. matrem

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    I've seen the low 4100s with 25 gr in .17 Rem.
    Took a bit of "tryin" though.
     
  16. Float Pilot

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    At those velocities, things like altitude, temperature, and barometric pressure can make a pretty significant difference. Not to mention the rifle to rifle variations.
     
  17. MachIVshooter

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    Hodgdon doesn't show the .220 much love, huh? 4,400 FPS is doable with 40 grainers. I personally use 50 grain moly coated V-max's in front of 44.2 grs. H414 to keep it right at 4,000.

    What are you shooting? I get 4,245 with 20 grainers from my 700 LVSF (22"). That using 23.0 grains H322

    I tend to hot rod stuff, though. I was getting more than 3,900 FPS with 40 grain bullets from my 24" Howa .223 (nice rifle, sold it to fund the .220)
     
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  18. memphisjim

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    isnt there a .243 load thats above 4000?
     
  19. MachIVshooter

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    Nay. 3,700 is about it with 55/60 grain pills. The 6mm Rem. will eek out another 150 FPS.
     
  20. Uncle Mike

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    Tad knows what it is....the .487 Siberian Buttstomper!
     
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    243 over 4000

    I think he might need a 22-243 Midleston or 22 Cheetah, but they are not factory options for some unexplained reason
     
  22. PT1911

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    so what is the fastest recorded ever? any bullet and any caliber...curiosity is getting to me.
     
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    ^ what PT said....but within the boundaries of self-contained cartridges. No railgun or other sci-fi stuff :)
     
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    5000fps? I could of sworn that while watching a show on the Military channel, they mentioned the muzzle velocity from a tank's muzzle (don't know what size/model), as being over 5,000fps with a sabot round.
     
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    www.reloadersnest.com lists...

    5278 fps. in a .22-243 Middlestead with a 30gr. bullet
    5130 fps. in a .22-250 Ackley Improved with a 35gr. bullet
     
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