Originally Posted by Rotary
Hello, I have a few questions regarding rifling; 1. Is there any significant performance differences between traditional and polygonal rifling? 2. If the gun barrel was not fixed, would the bullets flying through the barrels cause the barrels to spin from the rifling? and 3. How is rifling applied to a barrel?
Any info would be helpful :3
As far as cut rifling v polygonal, ask 10 experts and get 10 opinions.
Polygonal is easier and cheaper to mass produce, and produces excellent accuracy. cut rifling is more expensive, harder to produce on automated machinery, but IF DONE RIGHT
can be a bit more accurate. (And the next 10 posts will disagree with one or more of these points
There's also " button" or swaged rifling which can be both mass produced and accurate.
As far as how it's done, I don't have the energy to write the 12-15 pages to explain it. (google is your friend, here)