Topic: Red Ryder
Here is whip number 70. It is the second whip in an experiment to see if I could tell the difference between a shot-loaded core and a twisted-tapered core.
It's a 9-foot, 16-plait, rust-colored paracord whip with a 2-foot long TT core, 2 plaited bellies, a TT tail, a 12-inch Goncalo Alves handle, a 24-inch weighted fall, and a 10-inch, B55 cracker. You can check it against the specs of the other whip in the Blue Norther post.
The blue whip weighs about 6 ounces more than the rusty whip. that's a little more than the weight of a McDonald's quarter-pounder patty, not much really. Part of that difference could be that the handles are not exactly the same but only as close as I could eye-ball it. The rusty whip is 1/16th of an inch (approx, 1.5 mm) thicker than the blue one and so the handle had to be drilled out to 13/16" instead of 3/4", which could account for some of the weight difference. I also miss measured the heel knob of the handle and the rusty one is about a half-inch longer than the blue one, which should more than offset the different sized holes for the cup. The rusty whip with the TT core has a much better taper.
I really can't tell much difference in the way the whips handle.k The larger heel knob doesn't fit my hand as well as the smaller one, so that bothers me a little, but other than that, they feel about the same and flow about the same. Both are long, heavy, slow whips, and both crack easily and are fun to throw. I've been using the TT core more than the shot-loaded core for some time now and since there doesn't seem to be any noticeable difference and the TT core is much easier to do, I'll probably not bother with them anymore.
Here's the photos.
In case you are interested the rifle is a Henry H010 chambered in 45-70 gov and the revolver is an Uberti 1873 Calvery chambered in 45 Colt. Both are fun as hell to shoot.
Here's the two whips side-by-side.