Bullseye-L Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

+13
Wobbley
kc.crawford.7
Jon Eulette
ChipEck
JayhawkNavy02
fc60
Jack H
james r chapman
s1120
HenryA
Fire Escape
Chris Miceli
Jerry Keefer
17 posters

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/20/2016, 8:08 pm

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_0226_zpsofk9vika
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_0227_zpstxgvsp961911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2704_zpsulah5kyj
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2710_zps1kyqn2dm
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Chris Miceli 2/20/2016, 8:59 pm

Way cool!  Can't wait for the range report.

Chris Miceli

Posts : 2715
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Fire Escape 2/20/2016, 11:00 pm

Thank You!

My machine operator time was many decades ago and measured in days. Still, I am captivated by the pictures of the work you do. It is light years beyond 'every day' machining and I really appreciate being able to 'work' vicariously through your photographs!

Bruce

Fire Escape

Posts : 223
Join date : 2013-06-23
Location : New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by HenryA 2/21/2016, 12:02 am

Oh yes!
Keep it comin'.

HenryA

Posts : 94
Join date : 2013-08-24

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by s1120 2/21/2016, 6:25 am

Not much better then watching chips fly!!!

s1120

Posts : 332
Join date : 2012-09-03
Age : 58
Location : Columbia county NY

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by james r chapman 2/21/2016, 7:23 am

It reminds me of watching gagemakers and old school toolmakers back in the '70's.

A vastly lost art currently.
james r chapman
james r chapman
Admin

Posts : 6204
Join date : 2012-01-31
Age : 75
Location : HELL, Michigan

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jack H 2/21/2016, 8:14 am

Would that grease there in the third picture make a good gun lube?  Smile
Jack H
Jack H

Posts : 2659
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 74
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/21/2016, 8:44 am

Jack H wrote:Would that grease there in the third picture make a good gun lube?  Smile

Jack, that is old, as in very old,  Lubri Plate that I have had since my military machine gun days of the early 1960s...Smile

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. 1961_zpsra4jws21
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by fc60 2/21/2016, 11:06 am

Greetings Jerry,

What diameter and brand is the barrel blank? Looks like Chrome Moly, am I correct?

Cheers,

Dave
fc60
fc60

Posts : 1387
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : South Prairie, WA 98385

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/21/2016, 12:55 pm

fc60 wrote:Greetings Jerry,

What diameter and brand is the barrel blank? Looks like Chrome Moly, am I correct?

Cheers,

Dave
Hello Dave
Yes,   it is CM and it's a Douglas 1-7/8 inch  OD
Allows enough stock for the lower lug..
On the 52 I can squeak by with 1-5/16ths OD but,  it just does make it for the lower lug.. No room for a mistake..
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Chris Miceli 2/21/2016, 12:57 pm

Jerry, what bullets and FPS do you predict will work best with the 1:14 twist?

Chris Miceli

Posts : 2715
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/21/2016, 1:54 pm

Christopher Miceli wrote:Jerry, what bullets and FPS do you predict will work best with the 1:14 twist?
I am  thinking that,  lead projectiles will benefit from the enhanced land / groove ratio while traveling in the 690/700 fps range for long line. Although, in the past I had a 14 twist barrel from the same blank, that shot amazing groups with Zero 185 JHP at around 750 fps from the barrel tester. I was told that Zero had a copy of the target on display at Perry that year..
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/23/2016, 10:26 am

Lower lug day..
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2713_zpspxhnpiri

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2714_zpszgs3nawe
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by JayhawkNavy02 2/23/2016, 4:14 pm

Jerry Keefer wrote:
Christopher Miceli wrote:Jerry, what bullets and FPS do you predict will work best with the 1:14 twist?
I am  thinking that,  lead projectiles will benefit from the enhanced land / groove ratio while traveling in the 690/700 fps range for long line. Although, in the past I had a 14 twist barrel from the same blank, that shot amazing groups with Zero 185 JHP at around 750 fps from the barrel tester. I was told that Zero had a copy of the target on display at Perry that year..

Jerry do you have a photo you can post of that target?  I've heard rumors of this white unicorn...lol
JayhawkNavy02
JayhawkNavy02

Posts : 821
Join date : 2014-03-01
Age : 45
Location : San Diego

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/23/2016, 7:56 pm

JayhawkNavy02 wrote:
Jerry Keefer wrote: Although, in the past I had a 14 twist barrel from the same blank, that shot amazing groups with Zero 185 JHP at around 750 fps from the barrel tester. I was told that Zero had a copy of the target on display at Perry that year..

Jerry do you have a photo you can post of that target?  I've heard rumors of this white unicorn...lol
There are 15 shots in that cluster.. It measures .835 approx.  Zero 185 JHP with 4.8 700X mixed random  brass...
 1X14 twist Douglas.
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. DSC00890_zpsrbyaph9p
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Chris Miceli 2/23/2016, 7:57 pm

From barrel tester Jerry?

Chris Miceli

Posts : 2715
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/23/2016, 8:11 pm

Christopher Miceli wrote:From barrel tester Jerry?
Yes... Never checked it in  a gun..
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by JayhawkNavy02 2/23/2016, 10:56 pm

That's the one!
JayhawkNavy02
JayhawkNavy02

Posts : 821
Join date : 2014-03-01
Age : 45
Location : San Diego

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Chris Miceli 2/24/2016, 12:55 pm

I can't wait to see the final product.

Chris Miceli

Posts : 2715
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/24/2016, 6:18 pm

Dialed in the upper and lower lug today.. I'll probably shorten the length to two lug width.. Still thinkin..
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2729_zpsdooqu2qf

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2717_zps01wgayvd
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by ChipEck 2/24/2016, 7:48 pm

Jerry Keefer wrote:
JayhawkNavy02 wrote:
Jerry Keefer wrote: Although, in the past I had a 14 twist barrel from the same blank, that shot amazing groups with Zero 185 JHP at around 750 fps from the barrel tester. I was told that Zero had a copy of the target on display at Perry that year..

Jerry do you have a photo you can post of that target?  I've heard rumors of this white unicorn...lol
There are 15 shots in that cluster.. It measures .835 approx.  Zero 185 JHP with 4.8 700X mixed random  brass...
 1X14 twist Douglas.
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. DSC00890_zpsrbyaph9p

Holy cow! Impressive.  Without the picture I am not sure if I would have believed it was possible.  Certainly was not shooting MY reloads. :-)
Chip
ChipEck
ChipEck

Posts : 198
Join date : 2015-11-15
Location : Wisconsin

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/24/2016, 7:58 pm

Zero told me their ammo test barrels produce very similar or slightly better groups..
My barrel tester is quite robust, so it gives a very good representation of the capability of the barrel.
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/26/2016, 9:37 pm

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2755_zpslwmwptso
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2752_zpszcgwcgou
1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. IMG_2754_zps2ibtqtpw
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jon Eulette 2/26/2016, 9:51 pm

Dang......integral cone! Yee haw!
Jon
Jon Eulette
Jon Eulette

Posts : 4399
Join date : 2013-04-15
Location : Southern Kalifornia

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Jerry Keefer 2/26/2016, 10:01 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:Dang......integral cone! Yee haw!
Jon
I am telling everyone it's a seamless fit..SmileSmile
Jerry Keefer
Jerry Keefer

Posts : 1001
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Maidens, VA

Back to top Go down

1911/45  wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born.. Empty Re: 1911/45 wadcutter 1 X14 twist Douglas being born..

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum