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Another twist on rifling

BB at bench with AR-15

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier I thought I’d provide some thoughts on how this blog has helped me become a better shooter. We just finished the Twist-rate test last week, and I wanted to share with you some things from that test that have impacted my shooting. Swaged bullets I’ve been using the output … Read more

How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy? Part 13

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 Part 11 Part 12 This is the summary report in this series. I’ll give you my thoughts on how this test went, and I expect you to comment, as … Read more

How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy: Part 12

AirForce Talon SS changing barrels

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 Part 11 Today, I’ll report on the final test in this series. This isn’t the final report — just the final test, which is the barrel with the 1:12″ … Read more

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

How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy? Part 10

Talon SS rifle Premiers 50 yards power 10

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 Today, we’ll begin looking at the effects of the rifling twist rate on the accuracy of our test AirForce Talon SS rifle in .22 caliber at 50 yards. If you’re prone … Read more

Rifling twist-rate primer: Part 1

ball and conical bullet

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Recently, we have had a number of questions about rifling twist rates that were attached to the twist-rate report. These questions are extremely important to the understanding of how bullets and pellets are stabilized, so I’m starting a tutorial on rifling twists today. I’ll keep adding sections as I see … Read more

How does rifling twist rate affect velocity and/or accuracy? Part 9

Rifling twist rate and accuracy

by Tom Gaylord, a.k.a. B.B. Pelletier Before we begin, there was a request last week for me to test the Benjamin 392. I thought I’d tested it already, and it turns out I did. Click see all 5 parts on the old blog. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 … Read more

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