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Old 01-11-2013, 09:02 PM
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Anyone ever use......

Has anyone ever used shilens "ratchet" grooved rifling? I am considering their drop in select match grade barrel in 338 Lapua 1:9 twist with the 4 groove ratchet rifling for my savage 338 Lapua. What are the benefits of the ratchet style rifling vs normal rifling? I will have to go 1:10 twist if i go with the normal stlye but i want to go 1:9 twist because ill bet you right when i get the new barrel installed an ultra high BC bullet will come out that needs a 1:9 twist to stabalize . If you have used there ratchet rifling chime in and let me know what you think of them.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:43 AM
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Re: Anyone ever use......

I've been thinkin' about one of those too.

However I'm a bit apprehensive regarding the ratchet thing.

I'm afraid that I'd get a bit absent minded and flip the little lever the wrong way and my spin drift compensation would be exactly wrong!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:33 AM
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Re: Anyone ever use......

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I've been thinkin' about one of those too.

However I'm a bit apprehensive regarding the ratchet thing.

I'm afraid that I'd get a bit absent minded and flip the little lever the wrong way and my spin drift compensation would be exactly wrong!


Thats good Roy !!!!!!

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:39 AM
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I've been thinkin' about one of those too.

However I'm a bit apprehensive regarding the ratchet thing.

I'm afraid that I'd get a bit absent minded and flip the little lever the wrong way and my spin drift compensation would be exactly wrong!
Haha Roy you always crack me up.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:52 AM
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Re: Anyone ever use......

If I recall correctly. Isn't ratchet rifling Shilen's spin on 5r rifling?

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:58 PM
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Re: Anyone ever use......

I got 2 ratchets. Ones in a 6.5x284 and the other in a 223. I haven't really noticed much advantage but both shoot well
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Re: Anyone ever use......

Hey Roy.

I forgot to add; If you forget and push the button the barrel may come off also.

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