Applied Ballistics
Episode 12.1 Effect of Barrel Twist Rate on Precision -teaser

Episode 12.1 Effect of Barrel Twist Rate on Precision -teaser

May 18, 2022

Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 5 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Effect of Twist Rate on Precision.  In this episode, we discuss the fundamental limits of precision inherent to spin-stabilized projectiles. The book chapter is heavy on math but we discuss the meaning of it all including the live-fire tests we did to explore these effects directly.  You should come away with this understanding of how twist rate affects precision and the reasons why.

 

For the full episode visit The Science of Accuracy Academy - www.thescienceofaccuracy.com

 

Episode 13.1 Modern Long Range Rifles -teaser

Episode 13.1 Modern Long Range Rifles -teaser

May 18, 2022

Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 6 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Modern Long Range Rifles.  This episode covers how rifles have been evolving over the last few decades, what constraints are currently limiting modern rifles, and how to optimize within those constraints.  You should come away with a better appreciation of how modern rifle systems have evolved to be what they are, and what constraints still exist.

 

For the full episode visit The Science of Accuracy Academy - www.thescienceofaccuracy.com

Episode 11.1 Spin Rate Decay -teaser

Episode 11.1 Spin Rate Decay -teaser

May 11, 2022

Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 4 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Spin Rate Decay. Here we discuss how we measure bullet spin at the muzzle and downrange using a spin-box.  Also, what we saw when we measured downrange spin rates for various rifling types, and how that spin rate decay affects stability.  

 

For the full episode visit The Science of Accuracy Academy - www.thescienceofaccuracy.com

Episode 10.1Bullet Stability and Drag thru Transonic - teaser

Episode 10.1Bullet Stability and Drag thru Transonic - teaser

May 11, 2022

Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 3 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Stability and Drag - Transonic.  This discussion gets into 6 Degree of Freedom modeling, limit cycle yaw, and other variables related to stability in the transonic zone.  6-DOF simulation is compared with live fire in this zone.  You'll come away with a greater understanding of downrange stability characteristics and the variables at play.  

 

For the full episode visit The Science of Accuracy Academy - www.thescienceofaccuracy.com

Episode 9.1 Bullet Stability and Drag thru Supersonic - teaser

Episode 9.1 Bullet Stability and Drag thru Supersonic - teaser

May 4, 2022

Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 2 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Stability and Drag - Supersonic.  This chapter/episode talks about gyroscopic stability at the muzzle and how the BC is affected by twist rate and stability.  The takeaway from this chapter is knowing how to select a twist rate for a given bullet, and what to expect in terms of BC based on stability.

 

For the full episode visit The Science of Accuracy Academy - www.thescienceofaccuracy.com

Episode 8.1 Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity - teaser

Episode 8.1 Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity - teaser

May 4, 2022

Bryan and Mitch go over Chapter 1 of Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting - Volume 1: Twist Rate and Muzzle Velocity.  The main question under investigation is how muzzle velocity is affected by twist rate.  We discuss how it was tested, the analysis of the result, and what you need to know to make smart decisions on this topic.

 

For the full episode visit The Science of Accuracy Academy - www.thescienceofaccuracy.com

Episode 7 - Rusty Newton - Cold Bore Record

Episode 7 - Rusty Newton - Cold Bore Record

November 16, 2020

Episode 7 - Rusty Newton - Cold Bore Record

Episode 6 - Jesse Cook - Clarks Knob Winner
Episode 5 - Francis Colon & Mitch Fitzpatrick on the Precision Rifle Series
Episode 4 - Emil Praslick on Wind

Episode 4 - Emil Praslick on Wind

July 20, 2020

In this episode of the Applied Ballistics Podcast Amanda talks with Mitch and Emil about wind.

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