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Old July 3, 2009, 04:07 AM   #7
Falcon5NZ
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I've always heard the reason given for the velocity increase as freebore boost.

To quote Robbie Tiffen (Canterbury Gunsmith and Suppressor Manufacturer)

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There is also the velocity phenomenon known as "freebore boost". To explain: When a fired projectile uncorks from a rifle bore, the gas expands and dissipates into the atmosphere, causing the blast that we are familiar with. When a suppressor is fitted, the projectile uncorks inside the body of the suppressor and gas continues to work against the base of the projectile, increasing velocity slightly until the projectile exits the suppressor front cap.
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