Originally Posted by rscott5028
If the rifling stops before the end of the barrel, the bullets would be shreaded.
If I'm not mistaken, this was an actual problem that Savage had with a few early model 12's that didn't get rifled properly. People had to send their rifles back to get rebarrelled.
For some reason, the millitary glosses over a few details when training some of our people. I knew a Marine that thought that the M16 223 was more leathal because the bullets tumble in flight. (i.e. intentionally designed to do so)
I hear what you are saying they try to make it simple to get more people through. I can tell you though that the some marines are teaching the 5.56 nato is out of Concentric
on purpose to make it tumble on impact. I have heard it somewhere down the line when in the marines and my wife tried to tell me the same because they told her that at the rifle range. I would have to say this is wrong simply for the fact they use the same round for Designated Marksmen
in the squads.
As for the question its not a bad one, If you don't understand just ask we all had to do the same but forget sometimes that we also had to learn.