collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: McGuire Ballistics 168 Copper Rose  (Read 1923 times)

Offline meat_in_the_pot3

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 82
  • Location: Coulee Dam, WA
Re: McGuire Ballistics 168 Copper Rose
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2023, 11:49:33 PM »
The bullet itself is longer than a 190 as well- longer than a 190 berger hybrid anyhow-I am not sure on the A tip length off the top of my head but it is a fair amount longer than a 190 berger


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline Stein

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 12502
  • Location: Arlington
Re: McGuire Ballistics 168 Copper Rose
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2023, 06:22:39 AM »
Man, they are long.  I think the a-tips are 1.668 or so and they were considered long when they came out.

Offline jrebel

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (+20)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 10553
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: McGuire Ballistics 168 Copper Rose
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2023, 08:06:47 AM »
After quite a bit of research....I see three problems for most peoples use. 

1.  They are super long so in most rifles they will become a single feed as they won't fit in the magazine.
2.  On the website it list them as easily damaged by impact and not recommended for use in magazines even if they do fit....unless you have a good amount of room from tip of bullet to mag box.  With that being said, the website is super confusing to me and it says it has some that are mag sensitive and others that are not??? 
3.  The recommended twist for is not conducive to most factory 7mm barrels.  This is a likely a fantastic bullet for custom rifles, but not so much if you have a factory rifle with a 1:9 or 1:10 twist barrel in your 7mm mag. 

I'm sure the manufacturer could make a lighter bullet that would work in a standard twist barrel, but the BC would drop off the charts.   With that said, the BC of .800 to me is not necessary for 99.9% of all shooters.  I have no problem pushing bullets with a .500 to 800 yards and beyond with 1/2 MOA accuracy. 

It is a super cool bullet, but very niche in my opinion.  If I had a custom 7mm chambering with a 1:7.5 or 1:8 twist, I would likely be giving them a try.....just cause I like new fandangled bullets. 

Offline kentrek

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 3326
  • Location: west coast
Re: McGuire Ballistics 168 Copper Rose
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2023, 08:05:03 AM »
Is there any chance someone could cut one of these in half and give us a cross section look

Pretty intriguing with that bc

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Trap line by JakeLand
[Today at 10:59:45 AM]


3rd Annual Winter Workshop by Ric0
[Today at 10:45:17 AM]


1965 Chevrolet Malibu by Bowhunter3
[Today at 10:11:00 AM]


WTS: PSE brute force compound bow - $200 by Ellensburg
[Today at 09:57:26 AM]


FS- One Remington 783 and Two Savage Axis II's by CoryTDF
[Today at 09:56:44 AM]


FS- Nosler M48 Long Range-28 Nosler W/ Scope and Ammo by CoryTDF
[Today at 09:56:25 AM]


2023 deer. Letís see um! by bearhunter99
[Today at 09:55:07 AM]


2023 Eastern WA Pics portfolio by hunter399
[Today at 09:12:50 AM]


Walkers by Kales15
[Today at 08:51:55 AM]


WTS/WTT Benelli Lupo BEST Rifle in .270 Win by nicz
[Today at 08:51:12 AM]


Stamp question clarification by follow maggie
[Today at 08:27:10 AM]


ISO Kel-tec PMR 30 by Kales15
[Today at 06:51:28 AM]


For Sale - Ford Superduty F350 7.3 diesel by Salmonmoocher12
[Today at 06:44:36 AM]


Was wondering why my elk spot was barren... by HighlandLofts
[Today at 05:49:44 AM]


WTS - Tikka Prefit 22 Creedmoor (price drop, again) by Craigchilcott
[Today at 01:50:39 AM]


WTS: Vortex Razor UHD 18x56 by Antlershed
[Today at 01:18:34 AM]


People on Cams by 7mmfan
[Yesterday at 09:26:51 PM]


12 GA Steel Shot FS by Cowboy15
[Yesterday at 09:12:45 PM]


WTS WW2 M1 Garand with WW2 Barrel by Gobble Gobble
[Yesterday at 08:45:16 PM]


Idaho White Tail Thread 2023 by nwwanderer
[Yesterday at 08:41:50 PM]

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2023, SimplePortal