10 August 2015
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm a past member, from back before 'puters ruled our daily lives. I think I have a copy of the 25th anniversary of The Fouling Shot somewhere.
With a heavy weight like this one, you don't need to blast it as fast for better penetration on game. Ok, I probably will any way. My plan was to heat treat 50/50, COWW/Pb alloy bullets, stand them in a pan of water in the convection toaster oven and temper part of the noses back to the original alloy's hardness.
I should be able to run these in the 2200-2300 FPS range with heat treating in my 35 Whelen and with the use of slower powders. So...speed, accuracy, expansion and penetration. What more could anyone want in a big game bullet?
I'm hoping others will also want this bullet and add their names to the interest thread over at NOE, so Al can get this on the mill.