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470 Capstick #208224 09/30/2020 12:54 AM
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SSK 470 Capstick 15 inch with brake: The barrel arrived last Thursday; too much going on over the weekend to work with it. I was able to get a couple of hours this evening, using Hornady 325 XTP pistol bullets with H4198 to get it on paper.
All loads were sparked by CCI-250s
I make the brass from Hornady 416 Remington Magnum.
Velocity recorded by lab Radar

Preliminary range report:

325 XTP
H4198 78.0 grains = 2369fs

Hawk 350 HP
H4198 76.5 grains = 2301fs

Hawk 400 RT
H335 85.5 grains = 2177fs
IMR4895 83.3 grains = 2052fs
H4895 81.0 grains = 2018fs
H4895 85.0 grains = 2162fs
H4895 87.0 grains = 2228fs
H4895 88.0 grains = 2267fs

Barnes 275 XPB
H4198 80.0 grains = 2387fs

I will work with it and various bullets over the next few weeks so its ready for the fall deer season.
I did not find any of the loads unbearable to shoot, the weight of the gun & brake tame it well.

My last target before dark, the last shot got away from me to the right




Good shooting/Hunting

D..

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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Buck_358] #208226 09/30/2020 2:17 AM
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I like that rig; that is a hand cannon for sure. What will you hunt with it?

In your load data, you show several question marks. Does this mean it is questionable?







Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Gregg Richter] #208227 09/30/2020 2:48 AM
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Hey Greg, thank you for the comment.

No the data is not questionable, The program added the question marks where I placed dashes when written, I have cleaned that up.

Deer will be up first in November.

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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Buck_358] #208228 09/30/2020 3:16 AM
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Buck,

Let us know how it works on deer! I hope you get a big one and at least give that cartridge a "small" work-out!

lol!

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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Buck_358] #208233 09/30/2020 12:43 PM
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I thought my 416 Taylor was big, but that thing is huge! If you could get 3 or 4 deer to line up you could probably get them all in one shot! Keep us posted.

Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Mech 8] #208236 09/30/2020 4:20 PM
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To me...this is the definition of Big Bore and Handcannon...just me...Damon, you're my hero...LOL...AWESOME BARREL MY FRIEND


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I don't have the wrists for that anymore,the crazy desire I have, but not the wrists. Good looking rig though.


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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: junebug] #208268 10/02/2020 12:33 PM
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Thanks everyone for your comments
Will keep you all posted on bullet testing and hunting success. Although I did get skunked last year, so hopefully this year will not be a repeat of last.
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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Buck_358] #208290 10/03/2020 1:26 AM
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Mother of God. Anxious to see some deer hit with that baby. That's a nice weapon.

Re: 470 Capstick [Re: Buck_358] #208311 10/03/2020 5:03 PM
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Wow. What a hammer. Great looking setup. Big hole in - bigger hole out!!!


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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: billa] #208312 10/03/2020 7:15 PM
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What muzzle brake are you using? What's the recoil comparable to?

Re: 470 Capstick [Re: K9TXS] #208322 10/04/2020 3:33 PM
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As far as I am aware of the muzzle brake is of SSK own design (fish-gill side to side). I have them added to all my SSK barrels. Some of my earlier smaller caliber barrels have their arrester brake which work well that said, I prefer the fish-gill it really tames the recoil.
As I think about the recoil, I struggle to offer a comparison to something else. Does it snap / turn my wrist? No, like other chamberings setup in the same fashion I find the recoil to come backwards with some lift off the rest. The weight of the complete gun is 8 pounds with a barrel diameter of .988" before the brake. I believe between the two (weight and brake) allows for shooting these big bores effectively. The pachmayr Encore grip doesn't hurt either, it's a shame they discontinued them. I also ware impact gloves to aide in my grip and offer extra padding while on the bench and in the field.
Hope this helps.
Damon

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Re: 470 Capstick [Re: billa] #208346 10/05/2020 1:48 PM
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That is cool! It would make a great elk hammer!


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