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    30br

    Has anyone ever tried the 30BR in a railgun setup and what did you find? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Schultz View Post
    Has anyone ever tried the 30BR in a railgun setup and what did you find? Thanks!
    Yes, I did a few years ago. It shot quite well, but the recoil was pretty severe. I shot it by catching the top with my left thumb before it slammed against the stop.

    I shot it at Seymour, I think I agged about .260 for five 10 shot groups at 100, about .300 at 200. I gave the barrel to Geramo.

    I have a brand new 1-18 Krieger 1.450 Unlimited Blank. I canít use it now because my Diamond Back drop port has a PPC only bolt face.

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    I had a 30BR barrel on my rail...probably the first ever 30BR to be fired competitively in the NBRSA group scene. Like Jackie wrote - the recoil was completely unsuitable for the rail gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
    I had a 30BR barrel on my rail...probably the first ever 30BR to be fired competitively in the NBRSA group scene. Like Jackie wrote - the recoil was completely unsuitable for the rail gun.
    But if I remember correctly, you shot well with it, Wilbur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Yes, I did a few years ago. It shot quite well, but the recoil was pretty severe. I shot it by catching the top with my left thumb before it slammed against the stop.

    I shot it at Seymour, I think I agged about .260 for five 10 shot groups at 100, about .300 at 200. I gave the barrel to Geramo.

    I have a brand new 1-18 Krieger 1.450 Unlimited Blank. I canít use it now because my Diamond Back drop port has a PPC only bolt face.
    You can always rebate the rim on the brass as long as your drop port is big enough for a BR case to drop through.

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    Yes, it shot pretty good but the recoil made it difficult. The 30BR is more suitable for a bag gun - five shots rather than ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Yes, I did a few years ago. It shot quite well, but the recoil was pretty severe. I shot it by catching the top with my left thumb before it slammed against the stop.

    I shot it at Seymour, I think I agged about .260 for five 10 shot groups at 100, about .300 at 200. I gave the barrel to Geramo.

    I have a brand new 1-18 Krieger 1.450 Unlimited Blank. I canít use it now because my Diamond Back drop port has a PPC only bolt face.
    Sounds like a 30 Major (Grendel) would work!

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    30Br

    Just for the sake of experimenting and love of the 30 cal. There is nothing in the rule book that says you canít design a Rail Gun thatís heavy enough to negate the effects of the larger caliber recoil.

    The problem is ,figuring out a way to get it on and off the bench.


    Glenn

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