FX are fitting smooth twist barrels to their rifles. Watch clip below and near the end the guy shows you the difference between the 2 barrels and the marks it has made to the pellets, very intersting stuff. My appologies if someone has already made you all aware of this.
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I will be sticking with my walther barrel on the dommie and GC2 and the hammer forged barley twist on the steyr see it improving on any of them
Steyr LG100 FT barley twist 1440 sightron s3 10/42mmd
Steyr LG100 FT barley twist 1510 Deon March 8-80/56
Ripley AR5s Paul Wilson FT stock leupold VX 3 20/50
There's a Lothar Walther on the Edgun, and a smooth twist on the FX.
I may have got it wrong...
i agree with Hares Ear,
the amount of lead build up shouldnt be as much as hes getting, however im sure ive heard hes shooting at the high end of fac (roughly 40 ftlb)
in contrast ive heard amazing things about the ev2 barrel (formerly known as the czech s200 barrel) infact im getting one soon to replace the straw type barrel on my s410, if it needs cleaning after every 150 shots then so be it, its probably a good thing as looking after your rifle is a necessity anyways.
anyone have experience with both barrels?
christ almighty i'm sure i dont clean my .270 in 150 rounds .stop arguing ladies about pop gun barrels.....kiddin kinda but cmon
"christ almighty i'm sure i dont clean my .270 in 150 rounds .stop arguing ladies about pop gun barrels.....kiddin kinda but cmon "......oh my! i thought this attitude was long dead...if you read a few of the threads on here you will understand...education is all.Hate ignorance.
If you look at the review of the FX Independence in Airgun Shooter you will see that the Smooth Twist Barrel grouped very badly. I wouldn't touch it.
FX Cyclone .22 + Hawke Sidewinder30 4-16x50 (SR6)
One other thing that should be taken in to consideration regarding all the hype about smooth twist barrels is ease / cost of manufacturing. If they are (and the hype says they are) just externally formed without dies / cutting tools etc the speed, and therefore cost, of manufacturing will be greatly reduced.
When it comes to profit wording can be manipulated to mean a lot of things
Regarding all the articles about smooth twist, I would take it all with a pinch of salt at the moment. All the reviews and articles so far (that I have seen) have been in magazines and magazines rely on advertising (both current and future), read into that what you will.
I've never seen a smooth twist, let alone tried one, but when I do I'll bear in mind that there's a lot of external forces that can / will try to influence peoples opinion of them.