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Do XDs come with polygonal barrel riffling?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by svetlio, Sep 23, 2004.

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  1. svetlio

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    It is not clear from their website whether XDs have a polyginal rifling as a standard. Does anybody know if yes?

    Thanks
     
  2. Boats

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    Conventional rifling on the XD.
     
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    Double tap--sorry
     
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    thanks. What are the advantages/disadvantages of polygonal/conventional rifling?
     
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    There has been a lot of previous discussion about the pros and cons about each type. Try a search. To sum some of what I remember...

    Polygonal Pros:
    "Better" bullet to bore seal - higher velocity due to less gas loss (or less velocity due to more friction?)

    Cons:
    Can't shoot lead bullets, lead fouling could cause higher friction and case blowouts...
     
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