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Old 21st September 2010, 07:38 AM
PeteM PeteM is offline
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Post Deeper & deeper

Are pellets not both drag stabilised or spin stabilised then ?

Still doesn't explain why the Magnus Effect has an opposite effect on Diablo pellets.

Possibly because diablo pellets are both drag stabilised & spin stabilised is the reason the Magnus Effect rarely affects them and when it does it affects them the opposite way.

I think what is needed is some experiments in some sort of wind tunnel,
so the wind can be eliminated as an unknown variable.
With the rifle action in a test bed to eliminate operator error.

This is probably getting a bit OTT though.
Still it would be interesting.
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