Re: velocity in relation to barrle twist
The examples given in your last post will drive a man to drink. ALOT!! Have you seen my signature?? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Its no joke. I have seen identical rifles side by side that wouldnt shoot the same. Some would shoot other bullets better than some of what the others would shoot. There are things about a barrel that we cant see. Things like molecular structure, steel density, stresses, ect... That list could go on for a while and I am sure that there is more to it than anybody knows. The bottom line is, even though a barrel may be designed to shoot a particular bullet doesnt meen its going to shoot that bullet well. You have to take your chances somtimes. Usually some type of bullet will be found that each indavidual barrel will like.
Barrels are like people. Some like onions, and garlic, some despise oinions and love garlic ect...No 2 barrels are alike.
I have a barrel that was specificly designed and manufactured for the 175 SMK and while I can get a good group with those bullets 50% of the time, it does not excell with them, yet for a barrel made for that bullet, it eats 155, of all types, 168' 178's and 190's with superior results. The 1 bullet it was made for it shoots the worst. But it does not bother me because it shoots so many other really good bullets so well. You will likely find your rifle to do the same. It might just love the bullets youve chosen or it might like everything but that 1. In any event, it will shoot some worthy bullet just the way you want and probably the one you want.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.