PP Hunting bullet

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Re: PP Hunting bullet

Post by Don McDowell » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:46 pm

The original Ideal catalog lists the barrel twist of Sharps rifles at either 20-1 or 18-1. So considering Ballard bought some barrels from Sharps, it would not be surprising to find rifles from either manufacturer with either of those twists.
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Re: PP Hunting bullet

Post by mdeland » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:12 pm

What I have found Brent is that it depends on rifling depth , patch tightness, bore condition and even jag configuration. Many times I have remeasured the same barrel several times and found the pitch angle to change some. It was enough to make me doubt the read. This won't ever happen if one casts a slug on a rod. Lapping barrels gives one a little different perspective on this subject as I used to think the same thing about the accuracy of a tight patch,pitch read.
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