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Old 04-18-2017, 12:49 PM
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I ran across something interesting on the internet yesterday while I was browsing and listening to some older Steppenwolf music for those of you who are fans you will remember an album they put out called Slow Flux. The song was titled Earsplittenloudenboomer. I always wondered where that title came from and decided to do some research. Its turns out there really is something called an Earsplittenloudenboomer. I am sure everyone knows who Parker Otto Ackley was, so I won't do any biography stuff, but as you may know he was a wildcat cartridge freak and he once came up with a round called a .22 Eargesplittenloudenboomer this appropriately named cartridge was developed by Ackley for Bob Hutton of Guns & Ammo magazine, and was intended solely to exceed 5,000 ft/s (1,500 m/s) muzzle velocity. Ackley's loads only managed 4,600 ft/s (1,400 m/s)(Mach 4.2), firing a 50-grain (3.2 g) bullet. Based on a .378 Weatherby Magnum case, the case is impractically over-capacity for the bore diameter, and so the cartridge remains a curiosity. The advent of slow burning smokeless powders might have changed the equation, but in a cartridge case that routinely holds over 100-grains of powder, itís hardly worth the effort.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:10 PM
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Today, I have good news.......und I have bad news.
Link to the song..

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkpL... at the end...

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Old 04-18-2017, 01:36 PM
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Ahhhh... Steppenwolf!!! The band for rockers who have a brain. Much content of lyrics that makes you think, with great musicianship to boot. They are in the top five in my shop while working, always cranked up for full effect. Can't pull 11 on the volume, though... stuff would start falling off the walls and cracking the concrete.

Nice trivia. Makes you wonder if P.O. Ackley had worked up anything for Deep Purple?

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Old 04-18-2017, 01:52 PM
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That load / cartridge combo would undoubtly make " smoke on the water".
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:03 PM
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Isn't the song on Steppenwolf 7 not Slow Flux?

I liked the original early Steppenwolf mo betterer.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:03 PM
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I had heard of the cartridge before but was not familiar with the song.

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You are correct. Steppenwolf 7, released 1970, with "Earschplittenloudenboomer" as one of it's tracks. Slow Flux was released in 1974 after the original line-up parted and the band reformed. The song was not one of the tracks on that album.

A fellow aficionado?
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Ah,There are some memories.....:-) ..Born to be wild...
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Ah,There are some memories.....:-) ..Born to be wild...

Yeah, but for me those wild days were a long time ago...
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That load / cartridge combo would undoubtly make " smoke on the water".
It is so sad when one of us old farts starts to get long term memory loss and alzheimers.
(put that old Bong away, your destroying brain cells)

"Smoke On The Water" was a Deep Purple song from their Machine Head album released in 1972.

Earschplittenloudenboomer from Steppenwolf 7 was released in 1970

And Dasfirespittenloudenboomer was a hydroplane (or thunderboat) racer from the early 1950s. My dad had a photo of it and I was only two years old when he took the photo.



You can get the same results today if you mix caster oil and Remington 7 1/2 primers with your cattle feed.

Dasfirespittenloudenboomer


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Old 04-18-2017, 05:43 PM
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There's a monster on the loose......
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IIRC there was a SASS Cowboy Action member 'Mild Bill Halfcock' about 20 years ago....
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You are quite correct. It IS on "7" rather than Slow Flux. Unfortunately I was thinking of another song I had just heard while I was writing post which IS on Slow Flux and is titled Justice Don't Be Slow which is a song he wrote about Nixon which I found VERY entertaining, and I simply slipped up and put in the wrong album title. I tried to edit my post but about that time my machine crashed for some unknown reason and I couldn't correct it.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:56 PM
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As far as a 22 Center fire at or above 5000fps. When Nosler was developing the Ballistic Tip bullets, at that time a customer had their custom shop build them a necked down 284 Winchester to 22 caliber. They loaded up around 10 cartridges and did some test firing. The good news: the 50 grain 22's flew at just over 5000 fps and the bullets and rifle held together. The Bad news: the barrel erosion was so bad they couldn't deliver the rifle! A 22 x 378Wea. is just unfathomable!

I have a 6mm x 284 and shoot 70 grain bullets around 4100 fps. It is truly LOUD!!!

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PS. At 61 years old, I'm at the tail end of Original Steppenwolf fanhood. My older brother was a fan and got me hooked with "Steppenwolf Live", but then I've always been a little twisted!
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Yeah!I remember both ...the tune and the rifle.As far as the rifle is concerned,I wonder with today's slow powders if it could break the 5K FPS barrier.Probably and then some!
As for Steppenwolf,it takes me back to soooo good old times!
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