Spin, bore, and what's the difference?

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Spin, bore, and what's the difference?

#1 Post by 21grains » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:51 pm

What is the distinction that makes some slugs ok to use in either smooth or rifled bores, while others are for one or the other only? Does it come down to whether the slug and/or sabot is designed to spin on its own? I have half a mind to dissect some shells and see what's going on in there.
Thank you Mr. Boole, but we are going with Rock/Paper/Scissors.

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#2 Post by Antiquus » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:46 pm

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#3 Post by MtnMan » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:32 pm

21grains wrote:Does it come down to whether the slug and/or sabot is designed to spin on its own?
Yeah, rifled slugs in smooth barrels and smooth slugs in rifled barrels is the general idea.

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#4 Post by 21grains » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:12 pm

Thanks guys. Both responses were helpful, one for the background the other for the clarity. If I understand correctly, when using a cylinder bore there is no particular risk to the barrel due to slug type, only to accuracy?
Thank you Mr. Boole, but we are going with Rock/Paper/Scissors.

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