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Old 08-09-2014, 04:12 PM   #11
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It is the length, not the bullet weight that dictates the twist rate required for stabilization.

A bullet constructed of lighter materials, such as the "no lead" bullets will require a faster twist rate than a traditional bullet comprised mostly of lead.


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It is the length, not the bullet weight that dictates the twist rate required for stabilization.

A bullet constructed of lighter materials, such as the "no lead" bullets will require a faster twist rate than a traditional bullet comprised mostly of lead.


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that is true. but in many cases, a heavier bullet of the same caliber are longer than those that are lighter.
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It is the length, not the bullet weight that dictates the twist rate required for stabilization.

A bullet constructed of lighter materials, such as the "no lead" bullets will require a faster twist rate than a traditional bullet comprised mostly of lead.


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I was always taught, even in trade school that the bullet had a larger weight if it was longer in length. I guess we all see it different, same result at the end of the day.
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I was always taught, even in trade school that the bullet had a larger weight if it was longer in length. I guess we all see it different, same result at the end of the day.
but depending on what materials the bullet is made out of, it can be longer, and still be lighter in weight that other bullets of the same length.
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but depending on what materials the bullet is made out of, it can be longer, and still be lighter in weight that other bullets of the same length.
Yes of course. It's such a science!
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Ok I added a disclaimer at the bottom of OP. Thanks for clearing this up guys, should have paid better attention!!
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This explains the preference of loads to a particular gun. I've always heard and expierienced (sp) some rifles like particular weights to be accurate and I never gave it a thought that it was the "twist ratio" that was the detirmining factor.
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