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How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy? Part 11

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Continuing our look at the 3 different twist-rates, today I’ll shoot the factory Lothar Walther barrel at 50 yards. The factory barrel has a 1:16″ twist rate that has … Read more

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How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy? Part 8

Talon SS velocity table for rifling twist effect

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Today, I’m presenting the first part of the data collected thus far in this extensive test. My thanks to blog reader Fred DPRoNJ (Democratic People’s Republik of New Jersey) for creating the original spreadsheet for … Read more

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How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy? Part 7

AirForce Talon SS rifle Premiers 10 meters zero power

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 This is Part 7 in this lengthy test series that looks at the effects of the rifling twist rate on both velocity and accuracy of a pellet rifle. Today, we’ll look at the 1:22 barrel, which means … Read more

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