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Old March 14, 2000, 09:51 PM   #3
Herodotus
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I surely cannot give the definitive answer on this, but there are (where?) people who believe that a boat tailed bullet wears out a barrel faster than a flat based bullet precisely because it lets more hot gas slip by the bullet. It would take an awsome shooting experiment to verify this.
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