Originally Posted by fireblade2
A small history lesson....smooth twist barrels were first used in ye olde smooth bore canons, funnily enough they didnt work that well over 200 years ago, so some smart arse put 4 groove rifling in them which worked a treat!, though the french and spanish armys/navys were not all that impressed. LoL.
Not actually correct...
Ye olde cannons were smooth only, NO twist.
Smooth twist is a modern concept to reduce manufacturing cost but at the expense of accuracy.
Put a good quality full twist barrel on a smooth twist rifle and I am certain it will always prove to be more accurate.