bullet weight/twist rate?
Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:55 AM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:13 AM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:26 PM
Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:49 PM
I'll take a 'shot' at a short answer. Shoot the ammo and find out if it works for you. end of answerShort explanation:The faster twist might over spin the bullet and cause it to disintegrate on the way to the target. I personally don't think the 223 has much chance of doing that.
do you have a shorter answer?
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:08 PM
Yep, Exactly!What certain rates of twists "should" do & what they "actually" do can be miles apart. Often Times!With that said, I would be semi-surprised if a 7" twist will shoot a 45gr bullet very well. Then Again? You are stating 2 MOA, so it just may do that... Maybe!Good Luck and let us know what happensFrank
Shoot the ammo and find out if it works
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:07 PM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:55 PM
It does have a bearing when using the old Greenhills formula, although probably insignificant. The bullet make-up, their density and their specific gravity can have more impact when choosing the right barrel twist for a particular bullet. Greenhills though as old as the formula was, like the G1 drag model, still works or at least can be use as a base line for todays modern projectiles. For those interested, I borrowed these from Robert Rinkers "Understanding Ballistics" good book by the way. I recommended everyone to read it - Very informative! Greenhills formula is base on this role, "The twist required in calibers equals 150 divided by the lenght of bullet in calibers". This is fairly limited in it's application for todays modern bullet since it was based on a jacketed bullet with fairly blunt nose and has a specific gravity of 10.9, Remember Greenhill came up with this formula at the turn of the century. It's funny, what a coincedence this thread would be. I happened to look at this same questions when I switched bullet with my 300 Weatherby, from 180 grains Barnes TSX to 180 TTSX. I noticed that their is a significant difference in bullet lenght when you compared the two. I was wondering at the time if this will affect the stability hence the accuracy of my rifle. Barnes bullet, being pure copper were already built longer than lead core bullet of the same weight as it is. So I was wondering, if this will have an effect on the stability of the bullet for the 300, which has the standard 10 twist rifling. Being an accuracy freak, I left nothing to chance so I did my own little researched. One phone call to Barnes would have answered my questions but my curiosity always got the best or worst of me . So here's what I got: Bullet lenght: 1.473" TTSX Applying Greenhills formula 1.473 divided by.308 caliber = 4.78 calibers long Now devide 150 by 4.78 = 31.38 caliber Multiply the bullet diameter, in this case .308 to convert it into inches 31.38 X .308 = 9.66" this will be your barrel twist Compared to the 180 grain TSX using the same formula, I came up with 10.26" twist. To sum it up, the 10 twist barrel on my 300 Weatherby is just about right for the TSX but a little slow for the TTSX. Can I see the difference in accuracy? Don't know yet but I suspect it won't matter much!
Banshee wrote: Do the formulas for calculating twist rates factor in the polymer tip on modern bullets? It appears to be old when polymer tips are "modern". The tip weighs little to nothing but is a significant length component, should the calculations be made for the length of the lead/copper only?
Posted 16 July 2009 - 03:27 PM
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