March 26, 2008, 10:07 AM
ok, here goes. i was sitting here thinking about what i wanted to try for my next load, and it came to my mind. when "tuning" a load for accuracy, i am thinking all we are really doing is trying to find a load (velocity) that creates barrel vibrations that do not throw the bullet off as it leaves the barrel, right? the shell does not move, the bullet is forced into the rifleing, and as such, it can not flop around, and once the bullet leaves the barrel, it's on its way until it hits something. so it seems to me, the only thing that could cause the bullet to go astray (other than wind, gravity, or the bullet hitting something), at least that we have any control over, is barrel vibrations. if that is the case, THEORETICLY if the barrel could be made not to vibrate at all, in any way, all of the bullets (of the same make and weight) would end up going through the same hole all of the time. no matter of the charge or velocity. am i correct in my thinking, or am i all wet?