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    Matching twist rate and bullet weight in rifles.

    Ensuring that the projectile coming out of the end of the barrel is correctly stabilised thanks to gyroscopic stabilisation (a spinning object with tend to self-stabilise). Mismatch the twist rates and bullet weight and you can under stabilise - the bullet won't be flying as true as it could.

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    The are many benefits to understanding and matching the twist rate of your barrel with the projectile weight you are using. Primarily, accuracy.

    Too fast a twist rate and the projectile can potentially​*​ damage the projectile jacket as the excessive force separates the jacket from the core.

    Twist rates and bullet weight are often understood, but there are some simple and practical guidelines.

    But first, a little background.


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