Ten Inches

Ten inches is not a lot, but it is one of the key selling points for the H&R Buffalo Classic rifle, for me. See what ten inches can do. I searched “site:reloadersnest.com “buffalo classic” 4198 powderid” and came up with this gem:
“LoadID 3411
Bullet barnes original semi spitzer
Bullet Weight 300 grs
Powder imr 4198
Powder Weight 55 grs
Primer winchester large rifle
Brass Make hornady
Barrel Length 32 (inches)
C.O.L 2.55 (inches)
Velocity 2480 fps
Group 100 yds .6 (inches)
Submitted By Joshua Casto
Gun Info H&r Buffalo Classic
Comment for single shot rifles only. Ballistic calculator shows 4097 lbft at muzzle and 1987 lbft at 300 yards”

Compare that result with what one gets from a 22 inch barrel of the Marlin 1895, a more expensive lever-action rifle, 2250 ft/s. There are benefits to putting more money into a barrel and less into a complex action. I certainly don’t need that much power for deer but the Buffalo Classic will give me more power for a given charge of powder and I like that. I’m thinking to make up cast-bullet loads at ~1800 ft/s for the bush and something around 2200 ft/s with the 300 JHPs out in the open, after adding some mass to the butt of the rifle… Those JHPs disintegrate at high velocities on game but at longer ranges they work very well.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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20 Responses to Ten Inches

  1. wizard emiritus says:

    “If only it were true. In ten years, I’ve never heard him talk out of anything else.”

    Welcome back Dottore. It is good to hear from you once again.

  2. Deaf Spy says:

    I would also take issue with the suggestion that Fifi’s backside is “dumb.”

    But Fifi’s backside is surely a dumpster.

  3. DrLoser says:

    I would also take issue with the suggestion that Fifi’s backside is “dumb.”

    If only it were true. In ten years, I’ve never heard him talk out of anything else.

  4. DrLoser says:

    Actually, you have it backwards dumb-ass.

    What? What? What? you are imputing that somebody who stands underneath a flickering lamp-post in the Outback has it backwards, Grece?

    Surely you are confusing Fifi with the bumpkin clients that Fifi “attracts” …

  5. Grece says:

    There is a old saying that software is easy and hardware is hard.

    Actually, you have it backwards dumb-ass.

  6. DrLoser says:

    There is a old saying that software is easy and hardware is hard.

    No there isn’t, Fifi, you tatterdemalion little harlot.

  7. Deaf Spy says:

    like Microsoft Singularity that never makes it into a production device

    What you actually want to say is “Midori”, but you are so ignorant that you have no idea what you are talking about. Just random Google hits, put together into a incoherent wall of text.

  8. oiaohm says:

    https://wiki.voidlinux.eu/Musl
    Grece how would you name the split. There are distributions like void that provide desktop Linux that don’t use GNU parts as core. They do still have to provide a system for support GNU libc(glibc) because a lot of third party application its the only thing they will work with. You see GNU/Linux term used at embedded Linux conference on particular presentations. There is work in embedded to use llvm and musl and few other options currently they do make up a minority in the Linux world.

    The term GNU/Linux makes sense and is used professionally so it you really being stupid Grece.

    Ivan
    Why is Google working to replace it?
    Is this new no. Before Android exists there were Linux phones one thing none of those phones would have been called GNU/Linux all had custom runtimes about the only thing that was common at all was java embedded. Android did not come out of no where.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Fuchsia
    Really it is interesting that it user-space work is kept intentionally Android compatible. There is a lot of noise about this research OS. Fuchsia could be just another OS like Microsoft Singularity that never makes it into a production device.

    The history of Linux phones vendors before Android tell you a very interesting story. All Linux phone vendors prior to Android made research OS like Fuchsia all those died before production devices got to consumers. By providing a research project google limits how many of their vendors will go back and attempt to make a competitor to Android. So it makes sense for google to fund Fuchsia just to prevent extra incompatible branches appearing. Like Fuchsia will reduce the odds that someone with copy what Blackberry did with QNX under Android run-time just by existing even if a product never comes of Fuchsia.

    Why the alternatives died before getting to production back before Android in the time of the Linux phone is the same story with the X11 competitors before Wayland as well. What happen is simple if the ODM who make the silicon don’t support you OS/Solution at all its a massive up hill battle to get your OS/Solution to work.

    Linux kernel with it dominate state in super computers and early on in cluster computing gives Linux enough developer force to reverse engineer way around uncooperative ODMs.

    People forgot that Apple for iphone/idevices is design there own SOC chips this is not optional this is so they have vendor support in this space. Also Microsoft Windows Phone death was also caused by having to pay ODM more an more money for hardware support.

    There is a old saying that software is easy and hardware is hard. It really translates into that hardware is the highly expensive bit that can ruin your chance of a profitable product ever even if your software costs you nothing.

  9. Grece says:

    Implying that a word is used, when it is referenced in Google a million or so times, is akin to saying that the word ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ is used as well as it is referenced approximately 1.5M times.

    Ummmm yea.

  10. Grece wrote, “GNU/Linux
     
    That saying is stupid, no one uses that wording”

    I find a million hits on Google…

  11. Grece says:

    GNU/Linux

    That saying is stupid, no one uses that wording Robert, well, no one in the professional sense that is.

    I love how Robert abhors Microsoft’s alleged monopoly, but uses Google. Google has to be 80% now; you better quit using Google Robert! Just use Bing, or even better the Baidu search engine.

  12. Ivan says:

    GNU/Linux is working well for us here.

    Why is Google working to replace it?

  13. Ivan says:

    Everyone who didn’t vote for Hillary or who didn’t vote will have a great motivation to vote anything but GOP.

    That’s rich. The Dems are still stuck blaming the flyover states or Russia instead of their terrible rape apologist.

  14. Grece says:

    Well Robert, the only closest thing I have observed of late that had to do with “remote applications” was Windows Embedded and BOMGAR.

  15. Deaf Spy says:

    “the whole world is using remote applications”

    Which specific applications do you have in mind? I am very curious to discuss this.

  16. Grece went on about “Linux Desktop, ARM and lets not forget, terminal devices.”

    GNU/Linux is working well for us here. ARM is going like gangbusters and the whole world is using remote applications. Grece is deluded into thinking the 1990s are calling and want their PCs back.

  17. Grece says:

    I see a huge correction in the stock market in 2018 and impeachment for Trump and huge gains for the Ds

    I am willing to bet real money with you on this, as every thing you EVER bet on in RL has never happened! Point in case: Linux Desktop, ARM and lets not forget, terminal devices.

  18. Grece wrote, “the Dow hit 24,000 Points plus. The Dow has increased about 6,000 points since Trump’s election, but people like you told me that the economy would crash. I don’t understand whats going on”.

    It’s like this. If you are doing 100 going into a sharp curve that can hold to 40, you’re going to crash sooner rather than later despite how much fun you’re having at the moment. In the present case, with very low interest rates, a lot of the stock-market’s value is the result of borrowing to invest. When share prices fall, all those who are near their credit limit will have to sell to pay back their loans. That will cause prices to fall faster which will trigger more selling at lower price-points and it will all go POOF! Will the last straw be failure to pass the tax-measures in Congress? Will the last straw be a sharp drop in the economy this winter? Will the last straw be Trump going absolutely bonkers? Who knows? It will be fun to watch.

  19. Grece wrote, “the Dow hit 24,000 Points plus. The Dow has increased about 6,000 points since Trump’s election, but people like you told me that the economy would crash”.

    To some extent the stock market is a con game. If people think the economy will improve with Trump in the saddle or even think that other people believe that, they will buy stocks in the belief that they will be able to sell at a higher price. It’s about supply and demand for shares, not really economics. The problem here is that Trump is an idiot with no plan at all, just promises. If a critical mass of shareholders realize the promises are bunk or think that others realize that, they will sell their shares. It can happen that this causes a drop in share prices which accelerates the behaviour, causing a crash. I don’t know when this crash will happen but I know it will. I don’t know whether it will drop like a lead elephant or fizzle like a balloon but what has risen on lies will eventually fall on lies.

    The rise in share-prices has not reflected any proportionality in the GDP. It’s a bubble buoyed up by hot air.

    On the news this evening, the Senate is contemplating on voting on a bill they haven’t seen. Someone thought to put in a proviso that taxes be raised if the deficit balloons and the Trumpists don’t seem to have enough confidence in the Lying Leader to accept that. The Trumpists are telling people the deficit won’t rise because the economy will thrive but they don’t believe it themselves. This is all about enriching Trump and his rich friends. When the base realizes they are being shafted there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth followed by impeachment.

    I see a huge correction in the stock market in 2018 and impeachment for Trump and huge gains for the Ds. After all when enough of Trump’s lies are recognized the rest will no longer be believed either. Whatever happens in 2018 will be interesting. Trump doesn’t need to be impeached. There are half a dozen other ways he can be removed including going to jail. Pence et al can cling to the same empty promises but 2018 elections and 2020 elections are like a steam-roller headed their way. Everyone who didn’t vote for Hillary or who didn’t vote will have a great motivation to vote anything but GOP.

    Trump has painted himself into a very small corner. His only salvation will be to start a good war so his great military and heroic followers can put aside reason to stampede over Trump’s cliff. That would be very sad except for Trump’s rich friends who often seem to profit in wartime. I don’t think Trump will want a nuclear war because it could go badly but I’ll bet he’ll want to make USA great again by finally winning the Korean war. USA has shown repeatedly they will put aside any domestic problems to fight a war.

  20. Grece says:

    Hey Robert, the Dow hit 24,000 Points plus. The Dow has increased about 6,000 points since Trump’s election, but people like you told me that the economy would crash. I don’t understand whats going on….. do you think it’s the Russians meddling with our economy too?

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