View Full Version : Theres something to this barrel whip

June 12, 2002, 18:16
Went to the range today zeroing a couple, L1A1 and R1 16 1/2". The pattern with the L1 was 7" at 100 yards, 4 hit on paper at a 6" bull out of 10 shots.
The pattern with the R1, 20 shots rapid fire. see pix

June 12, 2002, 18:30
There is no doubt in my mind that with the thin-ass profile of a FAL barrel, shorter can be much better, but you can't measure the difference unless everything else (headspace, condition of barrel, quality of crown, etc., etc., etc.) is close to equal.

June 13, 2002, 11:57
How does "barrel whip" apply to this?

June 13, 2002, 12:44
One would normally think that a shorter bbl. would become stiffer, hence less probable whip. Am I missing something here?

June 13, 2002, 17:25
The 16 1/2 " brrel is more accurate