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Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2017, 12:59:50 AM »
Yeah - we were just getting to that .   .   .     :cool
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    Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
    « Reply #51 on: April 11, 2017, 09:31:02 AM »


    Apparently, their sabot design is better than these guys'...

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    Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
    « Reply #52 on: April 21, 2017, 02:29:54 PM »
    No.  Rifled Slugs do not spin stabilize.  They might rotate a bit due to drag, but it's not stabilized by spin...
    Who even asked this question? 
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    Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
    « Reply #53 on: April 23, 2017, 04:01:12 PM »
    No.  Rifled Slugs do not spin stabilize.  They might rotate a bit due to drag, but it's not stabilized by spin...
    Who even asked this question? 
    5 points from Griffindor.

    Well the video under discussion argued, with some simple visuals, that a "rifled slug" picks up sufficient spin during barrel passage to assist in stabilization. The unrifled foster type slug used for comparison was of an apparently different fore and aft weight distribution. 

    Any cogent discussion of the evidence presented ran full steam into a massive iceberg with resultant Titanic thread drift into bullet resistant vest penetration. 

    No assistance from the fictional Griffindor was needed.
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    Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
    « Reply #54 on: April 24, 2017, 11:21:29 PM »
    Interesting thread drift nonetheless!   :cool
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    Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
    « Reply #55 on: April 24, 2017, 11:26:34 PM »
    Well the video under discussion argued, with some simple visuals, that a "rifled slug" picks up sufficient spin during barrel passage to assist in stabilization. The unrifled foster type slug used for comparison was of an apparently different fore and aft weight distribution. 

    Any cogent discussion of the evidence presented ran full steam into a massive iceberg with resultant Titanic thread drift into bullet resistant vest penetration. 

    No assistance from the fictional Griffindor was needed.
    no clue who started that thread drift...
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    Re: Do Rifled Slugs Spin from a smoothbore?
    « Reply #56 on: April 24, 2017, 11:55:01 PM »
    They got nuthin'.  You'll walk on this one.  They can't claim felony thread drift when the first post is a video.  Too much material to confine the vastly experienced and knowledgeable members of this community to a narrow commentary on a single idea.   :cool    Ah crap - we're doing it again.   :facepalm
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