BLACK HOLE 2014 FIELD TESTING Nov 16, 2014 12:02:55 GMT -8
Post by GLSHOOTER on Nov 16, 2014 12:02:55 GMT -8
Black Hole Weaponry Field Testing
Fall of 2014
Fall of 2014
We set out this year to truly give our bolt action barrels, AR rifles and of course the all new American 30 cartridge an actual work out.
If a picture can tell a thousand words then let me show you the story:
Our first deer of this year
A quick look at the boys and you will find two very happy but worn out young men
Please note the Velvet is still on the one horn
The American 30 rifle fell and slid down the hill with the boys
The deer was taken with a BHW product in 308 win
The next deer was harvested with the American 30 with one shot.
The same rifle an AR15, American 30 , with an 16” barrel that slid down the hill the boys and the deer
125 Sierra Spitzer at 2574 fps. One very happy young man.
After returning home our friends at Leopold came by and dropped off some scopes and said give them a work out so we did. We took some new rifles with the new scopes to Idaho for an Elk hunt. But sadly as we were traveling it was cancelled. Bummer !a real bummer.
Fortunately a late deer hunt was open in the high desert and set off for that instead.
The weather must have known that we needed to test these rifles so it helped us out with clear, sunny skies and a constant wind of 17 mph having gusts to 34 mph, yes, we carry the tools to measure that kind of stuff. Oh, the temperature was 17 F without the wind chill.
We re-sighted in our rifles to make sure they were still on and to check the ballistics in the weather.
We were shooting at the rock wall is the distance. I think I mentioned it was cold.
The next day was warmer about 24 degrees with a 5mph wind
Our shop forman was off chasing a nice buck. I crawled with him to a nice close range 500 yards, Our phones were frozen so we could not get pictures of the shot, and we had to try and keep our fingers warm. Finally the buck stood up to run off a lesser buck from his does. And well, NO ESCAPE ! is our company moto and it proved to be the case again. One very nice shot and one very very nice deer.
A lot of running around and exploring the desert. And I know we were always on a road, every time I looked behind myself I saw tire tracks so it must have been a road, I digress.
Here we have a Remington 700 action with our barrel,stock and muzzle btreak, and one very happy man.
The next deer that came our way was harvested with an American 30 cartridge out of a bolt action rifle with an 18” barrel, 125 grain, boat tail -ballistic tip at 2830 Fps
If dreams came true, then this opportunity was it.
Enough said !
We had a great time this year so far
The year is not done, but, work load may prevent much more hunting. Our optics functioned great as did our barrels and guns.
The American 30 cartridge is a complete success.
Twice over in difficult conditions, in bolt action and AR styled rifles.
Thank you for choosing Black Hole Weaponry Products
Carl and crew