Research and Development vs. High Pressure Loads vs. Safety vs. Advancing the Art..
It’s come to my attention, that the Worry-Warts on other boards are afraid we are going to blow up a gun and that what we are trying to do is unsafe and that I personally am leading a charge to encourage you all to do something UNSAFE as it were.
Nothing Could Be Further From The Truth. No One here and certainly not I have not ever advocated any unsafe principal or practice, nor do we intend to, ever! If you’ve thought we have, please excuse our Prose, not many of us are English Majors, with little experience in translating our thoughts into text, which is why you must be careful with taking any advice from these pages or anywhere else for that matter. The data is compiled from personal experiences and your experiences, using this data, “WILL” be different, maybe even dangerous!!
We on this Board/Forum, for the most part are Professional/Semi-Professional/Highly Experienced Amateurs. And many in the last group are more forward thinking than some of us, so-called “Experts”, to which I bow to you and learn from those, my dear friends.
Many of us here see where improvements can be made and are striving to find the Boundaries, all in our Pursuit of Excellence, but only where SAFETY can be maintained.
I was recently on the Bonneville Salt Flats, attending SPEED WEEK. Now I have no idea how many of what looked like thousands, of men and women, where Amateurs, but it is fair to say almost all were. But they shared a common goal, to squeeze the last drop of performance out of old, new, and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles. They accept the fact that accidents can and do happen, but strive to not have any and all this in their Pursuit of a better Mouse Trap. They readily share their data and experiences with one another, just like us.
We here on this Board, 450Bushmaster.net, do the same, we are striving for excellence, but all the while with one overriding theme, SAFETY. If you don’t know what you are doing “DO-NOT” attempt to do what we here are doing. We who are trying to go forward, share our data and all of us understand about the inherent risks involved and there are many.
Those who will do it, will. Those who can’t do it stay on the porch and criticize those who will and expose themselves as small minded, jealous, Nay Sayers. Think about it, if the hand ringers had their way we wouldn’t have gone to the Moon or built 300+MPH cars or ever risked electrocution in building the first computers (after all, what would the Lawyers say), to say nothing of building the most advanced, the most powerful and the most useful, semi-auto rifle in history, but then again, there are those who except the risks and want try to make a better World anyway, and live to an unspoken code.."Qui audet adipiscitur", Who Dares Wins.. Can I get an AMEN?