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Lee Martin
09-28-2015, 04:23 PM
40 years ago this past summer the PPC was announced. I thought some of you may enjoy seeing the original PS article again. This is from the July 1975 issue:

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http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z149/AtomicPinUp/Benchrest/6%20PPC%20Article%203_2_zpsnioypdls.jpg (http://s192.photobucket.com/user/AtomicPinUp/media/Benchrest/6%20PPC%20Article%203_2_zpsnioypdls.jpg.html)

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-Lee
www.singleactions.com

Lee Martin
09-28-2015, 04:24 PM
And here's Ferris' ad in the August 1975 edition of Precision Shooting:

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-Lee
www.singleactions.com

Dusty Stevens
09-28-2015, 06:09 PM
I always like the send a SASE for more info.

zippy06
09-28-2015, 06:52 PM
looks like page 12 is missing......thanx Lee.

JerrySharrett
09-28-2015, 06:56 PM
Suprisingly, when I inventoried Ferris shop for June, I did not find a single piece of 30 degree PPC or 6 BR brass?? It was all 40 degree shoulder. What I found of loaded 6 PPC was loaded with 80 grain bullets. Apparently that was the load Ferris took to the Crawfish where Don Geraci said defied the wind at 200 yards.

Jimmy Pickrell had already sold some of Ferris's brass for June so it may have been the 30 degree stuff.


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Lee Martin
09-28-2015, 07:41 PM
looks like page 12 is missing......thanx Lee.

Good catch. Sure enough I missed one. I'll scan #12 tomorrow and get it posted.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

macflyboy
09-28-2015, 07:55 PM
Thanks Lee that is great!

MAC

James M.
10-02-2015, 11:49 AM
Dusty, I have a booklet put together by Dr. Palmisano concerning the development of the PPC. It is about 75 pages long and has much interesting data in it. He gave it to me at the Super Shoot many years ago...back when I was writing for PS. I will mail it to you if you would like to read it. If so, PM me your mailing address. James Mock

JerrySharrett
10-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Something I noticed in the old PPC ad that probably no one else caught was the mention of a 061 flash hole. Why 061? That is the diameter of a 1.5 MM drill. In the US we had, at that time, decamping pins in most dies a 1/16" (0625) diameter and many reloaders got decamping pins stuck and in some instances broken.

About 2000-2001 Nammo Lapua Oy in Finland was contacted and made aware of this problem. Soon after that the 220 Russian brass made by Lapua was shipped with a 0.063" flash hole. Responsive vender!



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JerrySharrett
10-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Dusty, I have a booklet put together by Dr. Palmisano concerning the development of the PPC. It is about 75 pages long and has much interesting data in it. He gave it to me at the Super Shoot many years ago...back when I was writing for PS. I will mail it to you if you would like to read it. If so, PM me your mailing address. James Mock

James, I have a copy of that booklet and I got mine from Skip Gorden who I assume was the author??



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James M.
10-02-2015, 01:26 PM
Jerry, my understanding is that Skip wrote the first article about the PPC and Doc gave him credit in this booklet, but most of the pages are from the good doctor. He has pages about the testing at HP White laboratory and a lot of other stuff. James

JerrySharrett
10-02-2015, 04:13 PM
Jerry, my understanding is that Skip wrote the first article about the PPC and Doc gave him credit in this booklet, but most of the pages are from the good doctor. He has pages about the testing at HP White laboratory and a lot of other stuff. James


I know what the booklet contains since I have one. IIRC there were about 5000 of these printed.


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Lee Martin
10-03-2015, 02:00 PM
looks like page 12 is missing......thanx Lee.

Page #12 has been added.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

Lee Martin
10-03-2015, 02:04 PM
Here's the first ad Ferris ran for PPC brass. This was from late 1976:

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Neat era in benchrest because Jim Stekl was pushing the BR's those same years. If you read PS in the early 70's it was all 222 Rem, 222 1/2, and the 6 x47. By 1977/78 on the match results were 80%+ PPC and BR.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

Mike Bryant
10-03-2015, 02:45 PM
Neat era in benchrest because Jim Stekl was pushing the BR's those same years. If you read PS in the early 70's it was all 222 Rem, 222 1/2, and the 6 x47. By 1977/78 on the match results were 80%+ PPC and BR.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if the brass for a BR would have been available in 6 BR form instead of a .308 basic case with small rifle primer. It might have given the 6 PPC a run for the money if it had. Also, with 28 gr of H322 developing 59,000 PSI, it would be interesting to know what the loads that some of the guys are developing now days. Of course, there is no way that the balloon head Sako .220 Russian brass would have kept a primer at the loads being shot today. In the 80's, 27.5 gr of H322 was a common load listed on the equipment lists for the 6 PPC. Looking through the October 2015 copy of "Precision Rifleman", the equipment list is almost 100% 6 PPC except for some .22's shot at the Prairie Dog Target Club and various .30's shot for score.