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Old 21st September 2010, 08:15 AM
greyskullnz greyskullnz is offline
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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.
There is that also,......which I think you have a valid point. The wind would have to be really quite strong to show this effect in .177 cal.

Still don't explain the " direction of the deflection".

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