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Posted: 10/13/2004 8:06:51 AM EDT
Is there a reason why most guns have a right twist?
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:17:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By blackrifle51:
Is there a reason why most guns have a right twist?



Because it's better than a wrong twist.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:18:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 8:18:42 AM EDT by skid2964]

Originally Posted By painrx:

Originally Posted By blackrifle51:
Is there a reason why most guns have a right twist?



Because it's better than a wrong twist.



Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:41:05 AM EDT


A left twist makes the bullet dizzy and it wobbles on the way down range.


Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:45:38 AM EDT
A left twist makes the bullet flip flop before it strikes media, vote to invade a media and then vote against invading said media and finally look like a dipshit while playing sports.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:46:41 AM EDT
Because we live in the northern hemisphere.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:47:57 AM EDT
You're just looking from the wrong end...
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:52:34 AM EDT
It doesn't matter if it is a left-hand or a right-hand twist, the only thing important is that the twist ratio is adequate to stabilize the bullets you are shooting.

Lee-Enfields IIRC are left hand twist and they worked just fine killing Huns by the bushel in two World Wars.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:16:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 11:18:53 AM EDT by 199]
Probably more force of habit since most screws and such also have a right hand twist.

However, a right hand twist does have a slight advantage in a firearm where the barrel is screwed into the frame with a right hand thread, namely that firing the weapon tends to tighten the barrel into the frame.

I used to have a Colt revolver that had a loose-fitting barrel with a left hand twist. Whenever, I shot it, the barrel started to unscrew.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:18:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Strats:
Because we live in the northern hemisphere.




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