Jon Bergren wrote:BT Justice wrote:Nice pictures on the Hollywood falling from the sky...
I will say I've shot a few of Ned's super fast loads and they do work in many instances, so I'm not knocking his claims.
My big problem is in testing super fast loads, from what we have seen most wads tend to start melting at speeds above 1730-1750 fps depending on the wad. I had my BRO in law look at a few of the wads, he's a chemical engineer, and his thoughts were the same as mine friction from that high a speed load going down the barrel caused it. That's why I won't use anything over 1700 fps.
I've never had a plastic residue left in my barrels or chokes from the shotcups I use for loads over 1700 fps. Most of the fast loads run over 1800 fps in my 935. I use alot of B & P and VP shotcups for these fast loads as well as MM and NTC. Ned S
I didn't state anything about plastic residue, I'm more worried about wad failure which has never happened but why take the chance. I have one 10 ga load that clocks around 1935 fps, I won't use it or give it out because it's also running well over 13,000 psi but it does work and the wads really were starting to look ugly with that load.
I'll take my Bro in laws words on this, that plastics do fail under certain conditions of heat and stress, he's been working for the Chemical and Synthetics division of one of the worlds largest oil companies for over 30 years. I think we both would agree he should know...Joe