RIFLE ACCURACE FACTS, by Harold R. Vaughn
Just received the above book. If you are a "techy", it is definitely for you,and especially if you like Remingtons. This is not your normal "how to get more accuracy" type book. Harold uses strain gauges, accelerometers, etc to break the rifle and firing process down to its basic elements.
Let me quote from the table-of-contents.
1.) Methods of machining chamber and throat and their reflect on
2.) Barrel Vibration…….Detailed measurement and theoretical calculations of barrel vibration……….
3.) Scope Sight Problems…..My comment; "This chapter has to do with how a mounted base and scope affect barrel vibrations." Sub-comment: "Long ago we discussed the affect of mounting a scope on the action and how it can affect barrel vibrations and action moments."
4.) Barrel-Receiver Threaded Joint Motion…….It was experimentally determined that the threaded joint moves as a result of the shock from firing.
5.) Muzzle Blast…….The effect of bullet in-bore cant and muzzle blast on dispersion……
6.) Bullet Core Problems……Bullet core slippage due to the spin-up torque is measured and found to be a problem………..
7.) Bullet Imbalance……..The static and dynamic balance of bullets is measured and the effect of imbalance on dispersion is evaluated theoretically and experimentally ……
This gives you a sketchy idea of what it is about. It is a "must have" book. The forward is very fascinating and leaves one with confidence that he knows what he is talking about. His accolades span several pages. Mostly Aeroballistics/flight mechanics (rocketry, artillery, etc). Worked for many national research laboratories (Ames, Sandia, NASA).
If you are interested in rifle accuracy, I can not see how you could be disappointed. This hurried, brief review does not give it justice. I'm just getting the info out as quickly as possible.
Get it from:
Precision Shooting Inc.
222 McKee St.
Manchester, CT 06040
Ron N. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Buckeye USA - Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 00:45:08 (EST)
GA USA - Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 20:52:08 (EST)
San Jose, CA USA - Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 00:04:07 (EST)
You are hereby directed to get the following book:
"Book of Rifles", by WHB Smith & Joseph E Smith, The Stackpole Company, copyright 1948 by the NRA, reprinted in 1960 and 1963. The Library of Congress number is 63-12562.
Good reading and have fun identifying your rifle.
Terry Warner <email@example.com>
Canada - Friday, January 01, 1999 at 15:38:12 (EST)
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