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Posted: 10/13/2004 8:46:49 PM EST
I have some 40 gn Ballistic tip Ammo loaded with 25.5 gn's of H335 powder... I think the data calls for 3300 fps

If I were to shoot this in a 1/7 twist M-4 will this junk come apart? How about a 1/9 twist M-4?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:51:20 PM EST
Yes in a 1/9...no in a 1/7
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:59:22 PM EST
Try it in the 1/7. Some say this holds together, some say it won't. Then you'll know for sure.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:48:02 AM EST
I've shot loads of 45 gr Winchester white box through my 1/8 RRA. Not a one ever failed to make it to the target.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 10:54:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 10:54:12 AM EST by brouhaha]
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:01:04 PM EST
I believe the Nosler line of Ballistic Tip bullets to be more solidly constructed than that of the Hornady Vmax.

At 3300fps I doubt you'll blow it apart by a 1:7 so give it a shot.

The one bullet I suspect would be fragile in a 1:7 is the Speer 50grn TNT, that is a seriously light construction bullet.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:20:37 PM EST

Yes in a 1/9...no in a 1/7

Why would it come apart in a barrel with a slower twist, and not in one with a faster twist?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:45:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:47:32 PM EST
not me man, the quote was from ALPHA9000
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:10:48 PM EST
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