Whoops! Posted January 7, 2012 Share Posted January 7, 2012 (edited) Has anyone else experienced this? Here's the deal, I just got an Infinity open gun in the mail. It's a custom shorty with a ported AET barrel in 38 super. The barrel seems to dent the front of my plated Rainier round nose bullets at 1.23 through 1.26 OAL. It leaves a substantial impression. The accuracy is still good. At 1.26 the impression is substantially deeper than at 1.23. But, at 1.23 it seems to be about the same as 1.24. At first I thought my 1.26 OAL was too long, but I shrunk it down to far more than I should need to and it is still there. The barrel leaves a visible mark on jacketed bullets, but does not actually dent into them. Two questions . . . What's causing this? Do the AET barrels have some sort of progressive lead in to the rifling that goes into what would normally be the unrifled chamber? Is this the actual reason why some people experience tumbling with plated bullets in an AET barrel? Because there's actually a small chunk missing out of the bullet before it is even fired? I should mention, my barrel does not tumble the plated bullets and accuracy is excellent. Almost as good as my JHPs, which are basically one hole at 25 yards. Thanks for any advice. Edited January 7, 2012 by Whoops! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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