This post has been edited by J_DUB: 21 July 2012 - 02:34 AM
First Strike through flatline
Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:45 AM
The rifling would have to perfectly coincide with the spiral of the FS round, otherwise you would inevitably shred the fins.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:24 AM
Not true since the fins are not the widest part of the round, and therefore, they don't interact with the rifling of the barrel.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:38 PM
My setup: Because I'm a bad*** Tippmann 98 custom with a shake and bake and two 20oz C02 tanks. Be jelly!
Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:09 AM
There have been tests that have shown that if you shoot a first strike backwards, the air will cause it to flip back around the right way after a distance and then begin to spin as normal.
I would imagine that if it made it out of a Flatline barrel without breaking, its shape would counterract any backspin rather quickly and make it fly like a "normal" first strike.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 09:24 PM
Rifling with FS rounds just doesn't work as wel as pure FS rounds.
There's a reason US tanks with rifling don't have finned ammo, and british tanks with finned ammo do not have rifling.
Well I'm not sure where you got your research from but first strikes work extremely well with a rifled barrel made to match first strikes. The reason tanks with finned shells don't have rifled barrels is because the fins aren't curved. The first strike rounds are curved and are made to spin, tank shells are not made to spin. You're comparing apples to oranges here