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- Sep 2, 2020
I’m no mathmatologist so could someone explain what it means when the line thingy goes more sideways than up in one of these? There’s been a few now. Not gonna lie I didn’t know how to do it until I saw the unknown munitions one a couple posts before.
It means nothing. It's a Rorschach test... guys see what they want to see.
Some may call it a "node" they found using their "data"... but they'd be willfully ignoring the overwhelming likelihood that the anomaly they observed was just a simple coincidence, especially since it occurred while shooting a painfully small sample size of rounds (nowhere near enough to know anything or say anything with any certainty). Some of those same guys also speak of performing tedious and ridiculous rituals as essential to breaking in a new barrel. Some even claim to have possessed lots of bullets that went to sleep on them at inopportune times. Sleeping bullets.
If you want to burn 50rds worth of components and barrel life figuring out that, with that powder in that barrel, ~33 grains nets ~2850fps, and ~34gr nets ~2950... that's cool. Just know, you could've figured that out with 2 rounds, and then loaded 48 at your preferred speed.
Combustion requires fuel (powder), more fuel means more combustion, so more powder means more speed, derp. Combustion remaining constant while adding more fuel is not a thing (ask NASA).
If you ever run into an actual person educated and practiced in combustion and propulsion at a party, see how far you can get into explaining "nodes" and/or an "OCW test" before they spit out their drink laughing...