For those that have been hounding me about my Sniper Rounds, here are the field tests that I've been promising. These are the stills, but i'll post the video as soon as I have it converted to web format.
We started on my ranch. Set up a 4' x 4' board with a target inked on. Before each test, the marker was calibrated to the correct FPS (280 and 310 fps) and 10 rnds where sent to dial in the scope. this was done for both the balls and Sniper Rnds. I only had 4 First Strike rounds per distance so I wasn't able to dial in the scope and FPS for those.. Just best guess shot and keep the same aim point to verify a tight grouping.
NOTE: 5 shots were shot in each case except the 8 shot volly. If there are not 5 impact shots on the target, its because the shot missed the target completely
Gun used was a custom build Sniper rifle.
the rounds I'm firing
Range was a 200 yard road on my ranch that is lined by trees to limit windage.
LET THE TESTS BEGIN!!!
First we set the target at 30 yards. Standard balls were first at 280fps
Next were the Sniper Rounds at 30 yards at 280fps
Then Sniper Rounds and First Strike at 310fps. Note the FS rounds shot high as I didn't have extras to adjust the FPS. So they were firing pretty hot and hence shot high. but as you can see from the tight grouping, they preformed quite well as expected.
Next we moved the target to 50 yards and reduced to 280 fps. Standard balls first
Now the Sniper Rounds at 50 yards, 280fps
And Sniper Rounds at 50 yards, 310fps
First Strike at 50 yards pic corrupted. but Video is on youtube.
For a little fun, we shot a volly of 8 shots (full cylinder) at 50 yards and 310fps.
And now we move the target to 70 yards, 280fps, standard balls
Sniper Rounds, 70 yards, 280fps
Sniper Rounds, 70 yards, 310fps
And since we were out shooting, I thought I'd have some fun. Target range - 90 yards, Sniper Rounds, 310fps
Here is the view of the scope on the sniper rifle
and here is a pic of the rounds loaded in my sniper rifle
Lastly we fired the Sniper Rounds at a 45 degree angle at 280fps to get the rounds maximum range
We found the majority of the rounds clustered 165 to 175 yards from the fire table
video will be posted as soon as I can. And i'm trying to get a large number of the FS rounds so I can compare Sniper Rounds to FS rounds in a head to head test.