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Old 2nd March 2013, 08:29 AM
CameronWilson CameronWilson is offline
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I'm genuinely surprised at just how much of a difference it makes.*

It was a comment that a fellow shooter made last week, that got me thinking. He had found that a 4.53 head size took less wind, and he believed that this was down to the barrel gripping the larger head size tighter and imparting a greater spin on the pellet.

I'm starting to think that it's not the larger head size that takes less wind, but rather finding the perfect match between the barrel and the pellet? Would the physics suggest that a pellet travelling 20fps faster would take less wind anyway?

So what's the lesson to be learned? That you select the head size that comes out of your particular barrel the fastest, because that's the most efficient?

What do you guys think?


*But a little more practice would probably make a bigger difference to my scores...
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