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Old 20th September 2010, 07:13 PM
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Post Sounds like an experiment to make

Originally Posted by Gibbs View Post
I have a theory that the Magnus effect was magnified by the old fashioned pellets with ridged skirts.
The effect would also depend on which way the rifling turns in your gun.(Or does all rifling turn the same way?)
Now pellets are smooth, I think the effect is lost.
Sounds like an experiment to make.

I think most rifling is clockwise but there are different rates of twist.
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