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Old April 13, 2010, 12:26 AM   #7
arcticap
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Just because a projectile is round doesn't mean that it doesn't need to be stabilized.
But because a round ball is shorter in length than a conical bullet of the same caliber, it simply requires a slower rate of twist to be stabilized.
Look up the Green Hill formula and it will help you to understand that stabilizing a projectile is not about its shape as much as it's about its length.

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