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Old 07-04-2012, 12:08 PM
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Yup, those advantages have always been the heralded benefits of gain-twist barrels, and many have seen that they do what they are claimed to do. The only downside that I'm aware of is the expanded deformation on the bullet shank/driving bands due to the large change in rifling angle, relative to the bullet's center axis, which causes a pivot point in the driving bands and results in larger areas of deformation where the rifling engraves the bullet. This drawback is outweighed by the benefits that gain-twist rifling offers, IMO, and I can absolutely understand your favourable attitude toward the barrel you're using.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:18 PM
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Sounds like you have a winner there.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:15 PM
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Gain-twist barrels have been around for a long, long time. They work, but the benefits over regular twist barrels are debatable. Those that prefer them to standard twist barrels are usually shooting lead bullets. Lots of info on gain-twist rifling if you Google it.
It's been around a long time but as you said normally for cast lead bullets, and of course some artillery.

This is a different application which is why it's an interesting concept.
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It's been around a long time but as you said normally for cast lead bullets, and of course some artillery.

This is a different application which is why it's an interesting concept.
Yeah, and it seems to be working out just fine, which is cool. An excellent barrel maker that lives close to me makes a lot of gain-twist barrels, which get used in local competition a lot. I'm thinking about throwing one of his gain-twist barrels on one of my rigs next time I need a new tube. Possibly something like a 14-8" twist in 7mm to launch those 195gr Berger EOL bullets that are supposed to come out sometime soon.
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Guys, I don't know if the gain twist adds anything positive to this system. It is my opinion that the reason this system is working is that the 6.5 exit twist is compatible with the 425 and the projectile is very stable. The barrel is a good one but if a conventional 6.5 twist launches this same bullet at the same velocity I doubt there would be any difference in performance providing the drive band can stand the forces generated.
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Guys, I don't know if the gain twist adds anything positive to this system. It is my opinion that the reason this system is working is that the 6.5 exit twist is compatible with the 425 and the projectile is very stable. The barrel is a good one but if a conventional 6.5 twist launches this same bullet at the same velocity I doubt there would be any difference in performance providing the drive band can stand the forces generated.
Gus I'm thinking one advantage is going to be extended barrel life vs standard twists.

With the initial slow twist reducing maximum pressures and thus heat, I would think there's got to be substanitally reduced throat erosion per round.

Theory only, but a sound one. I'll keep my eyes open and looking for reports on how the gain twist barrels are working out and maybe one day try one if the reports keep being positive.
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And you don't control animal movement after the bullet leaves the muzzle.
Which does not change irrespective of range.

The longer the range the wider the variables become which is why precision equipment and an experienced shooter/hunter will always think long and hard about pulling the trigger be more diligent in determining if the "shot is right".

Whether it's a 25yds quick shot in the brush or 2,000yds away, ultimately the only person who can make such a determination is the man/woman behind the trigger.

You will find that in this crowd we pride ourselves on using absolutely every lawful advantage we can find to ensure that when we do decide the "shot is right", it is. We are all willing to accept the responsibility which follows the release of the trigger.
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