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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by moooose102, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. moooose102

    moooose102 Senior Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    West Michigan
    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?
  2. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Senior Member

    May 22, 2006
    West Texas
    Limbsaver makes a barrel deresonator for that. Pretty mixed reviews. Looks like crap.
  3. Mr White

    Mr White Senior Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Central PA
    Its not so much about keeping the barrel from vibrating at all, but allowing the barrel to vibrate unimpeded so that it vibrates exactly the same during every shot. That's what free floating is all about.
  4. General Geoff

    General Geoff Mentor

    Nov 28, 2006
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    Barrel deformation can impact accuracy, but it's usually because of the metal expanding/contracting due to heat buildup. That's why heavier barrels are generally more accurate/consistent than lighter barrels; because they take longer to heat up/cool down.

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