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Old 10-02-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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Why would a slow twist in the barrel of a gun make it shoot round balls better than conicals?

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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Conicals are longer and much heavier and need a faster twist in order to stabilize. This is a relative thing. A twist like one turn in 32 inches just might shoot both round balls and conicals well.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:16 AM   #3
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Not only twist but length of barrel are important in these calculations.

COMMONLY, it is stated that /48 is the half way point. anything faster is conical, anything slower is round ball.

I have a special Rice barrel, its 1/60 @ 42 inches. I shoot only roundball, and they do go a long ways.
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