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    Multi-Radial Rifling?

    Was going through the latest American Rifleman magazine this morning and saw an ad from Sabatti mentioning this type of rifling. Looks impressive but I wonder if I missed a discussion about it as it was introduced at the 2017 shot show. Any more info?

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    Looks like a neat concept.

    Are they forming the ID's profile by hammer forging, button pulling, or some type of machining operation?

    I would think hammer forging would be the preferred method.

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    This appears o be a variation on a theme and it has been around here for a good ten years, one of the forms or MI (minimally invasive) rifling quite popular in rimfire benchrest.
    I quess the leading maker is propably Dan Muller. His configuration look somewhat like a rolled up corrugated roof and the theory here is less engraving, no hard edge lands in an attempt to minimize the coriolus effect of lobbing a waxed lead slug at sub sonic speeds.
    All the ones I know about are buttoned and taper lapped.
    Some of them barely mark the slug.
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    I have an old polygon rifled Shilen barrel, that I beleive was made in the 70's or 80's. It came from the TJ Jackson estate. This was the first barrel I ever chambered for my BR rifle in 30-30. It was a 14" twist 1.350 unlimited barrel, so I wound up with a 18# bag gun. Shot as good as any barrel I have ever owned, and still has a lot of life left. I ran 150 gr. match bullets at 2800 fps.

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    Is this a variation on the 5-R rifling with more grooves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilGunsmith View Post
    Is this a variation on the 5-R rifling with more grooves?
    Here's a link to the Sabatti web site where you can read their claims. http://www.italianfirearmsgroup.com/...radial-rifling

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    find out where to buy a blank and I'll try one

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    Might be nice

    if someone could figure out how to put straight holes through them first, just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    if someone could figure out how to put straight holes through them first, just sayin

    Pete
    I hope they never do..... I have no idea how to make a straight barrel shoot!

    Gimme a 20thou flopper and I'm Golden

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I hope they never do..... I have no idea how to make a straight barrel shoot!

    Gimme a 20thou flopper and I'm Golden
    Any evidence this is better (or as good as) than plain old cut rifling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I hope they never do..... I have no idea how to make a straight barrel shoot!

    Gimme a 20thou flopper and I'm Golden
    So true!
    Last edited by Butch Lambert; 08-31-2018 at 04:39 PM. Reason: duplicate

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I hope they never do..... I have no idea how to make a straight barrel shoot!

    Gimme a 20thou flopper and I'm Golden
    So true!

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