The Bullet's Flight

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This monumental work details his experiments with rifles and ammunition. You will be pleased with the level of detail, pictures and other investigations. Loaded with great historical as well as modern technical information, it's a unique and classic addition to any reloader's library.
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Overview

This monumental work details his experiments with rifles and ammunition. You will be pleased with the level of detail, pictures and other investigations. Loaded with great historical as well as modern technical information, it's a unique and classic addition to any reloader's library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879356733
  • Publisher: Wolfe Publishing Company AZ
  • Publication date: 5/20/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I  
The Old .44 Muzzle-loading Rifle 1
The F. Wesson .32, Rim-fire Rifle 2
The Stevens Taper-chamber Rifle 3
Some Experimental Bullets 8
Incidental Questions 10
Winchester Ballard, 36-inch Barrel 12
Winchester Ballard, 3tl-inch Barrel 15
Winchester Ballard, 20-inch Barrel 17
.30—40 Winchester-Krag Ammunition 18
Pope-cut Special .38-Caliber 22
Auxiliary Chamber, .33-Caliber Rifle 26
Shooting Braces 28
Pope-Ballard .28-Caliber 31
A Woodchuck Experience 33
Reflections 37
The Personal Element vs. Mechanical Rifle Shooting 39
Ross-Pope .32-Caliber Second Hand 41
Testing Muzzle Blast 43
A "Shooting Gibraltar" 45
Bullet Press or Nutcracker 50
Testing Bullets. Snow Shooting 52
Recovering Bullets from Oiled Sawdust 59
Short-barrel Shooting 69
Short Barrels become Interesting 66
Short-barrel Experiments Continued 72
Where the Upset Occurs 81
Ross-Pope .32-Caliber Continued 82
The Pope Breech Loader, .25-Caliber 84
Muzzle Loader, Pope .32-Caliber 86
Letter to Dr. Skinner 88
"Medicus" 90
Pope 1902.32 Rifle. Compliments for Mr. Pope 93
Testing a Brass-base Bullet 95
Dr. Skinner's Shooting Range, and a Disappointment 99
12-inch Barrel Experiments 104
Smooth Bore, .32-Caliber 107
Vented Barrel, Pope 109
Utility of Vented Barrels 112
The Whizzer Pope 28-inch, .28-Caliber Barrel and Fixed Ammunition; 1903 117
Reflections upon Black Powder and cast Bullets 120
Laflin & Rand High-pressure Sharpshooter Powder 123
Telescope Mounts; An Invention 125
Accurate Fixed Ammunition Difficult 132
.28*39 Pope 1904 Rifle 132
Trouble with Smokeless and Rifle Bores 134
Ruined Rifle Bores vs. Smokeless Powder vs. Primers 135
.28-30 Pope Continued 136
A .28-9 Barrel. 1994 140
Discarding Two .28—8, 1905 Barrels 141
Remodeling Rifle. Experimental Shells 143
.30-Caliber, 21 & 8 Twist, 1904 Barrel, Jacketed Bullets 145
Reflections ; Pipestem Rifles and Jacketed Bullets 149
Ammonia vs. Primer Acid 151
Accurate Ammunition Difficulties, 7 mm. Caliber Rifles 152
24-inch 7 mm. Barrel 159
A Shooting Match 160
.25-36 Marlin Factory Barrel 164
Metal Jackets, Short Barrels, .2~Caliber .166
Short Barrels and Full-mantled Bullets, .30-Caliber 170
Special .25-36 Marlin, 14-inch Pitch 174
Mirage vs. Telescope 177
Space covered by Cross Hairs of Telescope 180
Distance Measurement with Scope 181
Conveniences 182
Superiority of Bore-diameter Bullet Discussed 183
Flight of Bullet; Screen Shooting 185
Comparative 100 vs. 200 Yard Butts 202
Plank and Screens 205
Unbalanced or Mutilated Bullets 212
Gyration and Oscillation 221
A Spinning Bullet 224
Tipping Bullets Deceptive 229
Bullet Tip Scale 232
Correcting Measurements 234
Flight of a Bullet 236
Measuring Wind Drift 239
Bullets 242
Trajectory Deflection 245
More Reflections 247
Cause of x-Error Located 249
Cause of y-Error Located 253
x+y=80%. The Rifleman's Rainbow 258
x and y Epitomized 260
Unbalanced Bullets, how Produced 261
Motions executed by Normal Flying Difficulties with Rifle Twists 267
PART II  
Verification 268
y-Err0r disclosed by Plank Shooting 270
Cause of y Illustrated 276
Cause of x and y disclosed at Muzzle 280
Paper Plank Experiments. Tube Success comes; x-Error stands alone 319
Bullets oscillate about Center of Gravity 321
y-Error stands alone 322
Cylinder Bullets do Stunts 323
Driving Tacks with Bullets 326
Illustrated x-Error 328
Jacketed Bullets throw Melted Lead 332
Plank Shooting, Service Rifle 334
Shooting 336
Illustrated x-Error 328
Jacketed Bullets throw Melted Lead 332
Plank Shooting, Service Rifle 334
Determining Rifle Twists 338
Plank Shooting, Spherical Bullets 343
Cause of Excessive Tip Disclosed 344
Retrospect 347
PART III  
Mathematics of x and y 350
Heavy Ordnance 358
The Spitzer Metal-cased Bullet 359
The Spitzer Bullet straightens up 365
Kinetics of Spin 368
Stripping the Grooves 371
A List of Constants 376
Table of Metals and Gases 378
Index 379
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