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Posted: 9/13/2010 9:00:02 PM EDT
What does it mean folks??
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:04:01 PM EDT
I've wondered that too as I'm just getting into the game and have seen that term thrown around.

"Keyholing is a firearms term which refers to the shape of the hole left in a paper target by a bullet fired down a gun barrel which has a diameter larger than the bullet. A bullet fired in this manner tends to wobble or tumble as it moves through the air and leaves a "keyhole" shaped hole in a paper target instead of a round one." From Wiki
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:04:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 9:05:08 PM EDT by Imaposer2]
A bullet, that due to instability in flight, punches a "keyhole" in the target. In other words, it strikes the target sideways because it is tumbling or otherwise unstable in flight.


ETA: Damn, beat by 12 seconds.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:07:55 PM EDT
Any piks?? Thanks for the replies guys...
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:13:55 PM EDT
I don't own any guns that keyhole, so no pics. But basically, if the hole in a target isn't round it has most likely keyholed. At least if it is obviously elongated. Of course since AKs don't fire wadcutters the holes may not be perfectly round but a keyholing gun is usually pretty easy to identify by looking at a few targets.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:46:12 PM EDT
A bullet that strikes the target sideways, looking like the old skeleton key type of lock face.

Extreme example

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 7:15:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Parasite_A65:
What does it mean folks??


It means you purchased a Century built 74 variant.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 10:21:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
Originally Posted By Parasite_A65:
What does it mean folks??


It means you purchased a Century built 74 variant.



Oh boy... Here we go... LOL

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 11:20:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Parasite_A65:
What does it mean folks??


This is what a keyhole used to look like.



If your firearm doesn't make nice little round holes in the target but they look more like the picture above then your rifle is keyholing.
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