User talk:SteveOak

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Rifling twist[edit]

The recommended twist rate of a chambering is actually mentioned by the C.I.P. and part in their TDCC's. You can find the value in the Grooves section under the "u =" entry. Some examples http://www.cip-bobp.org/homologation/uploads/tdcc/tab-i/tabical-en-page23.pdf and http://www.cip-bobp.org/homologation/uploads/tdcc/tab-i/tabical-en-page97.pdf Since it is not dangerous to fire under or over-stabilized projectiles the twist rate value "u" can be chosen otherwise by a barrel manufacturer without breaking laws in C.I.P. member states. Since barrel manufacturers normally intend to provide customers shooting factory ammunition a satisfactory shooting experience it is common practice the follow the recommended twist rates. Customers who intend to use specialized projectiles normally custom order barrels with deviating twist rates.--Francis Flinch (talk) 19:37, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Thank you kindly for replying. I do not disagree that there may be a recommended twist rate. My point is that the section is "Specifications". It is not a requirement to follow a recommendation. "Specifications" must be followed within the allowable tolerance. That is not the case with Twist rate. I do not disagree with mentioning the "recommended" twist rate elsewhere in the article but feel that it is not appropriate to place it in the "Specifications" section. Best regards, Steve 72.193.165.187 (talk) 19:54, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
Than according to your logic the Template:Infobox firearm cartridge should be changed. It is currently defined as: rifling – optional – typical rifling to stabilize the bullet fired from the cartridge. The Template talk:Infobox firearm cartridge already has a contribution regarding omitting twist rate. I can think of much more discussion points but do not share them in open forums like Wikipedia, since that would encourage people to highly dangerous practices. I know all to well in some jurisdictions people have the freedom the experiment themselves and bystanders to serious injuries or death with ammunition and sometimes do so.--Francis Flinch (talk) 21:34, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello, thank you for replying. I agree, the Template:Infobox firearm cartridge should be changed. It is false to state twist rate and som eof the oter information contained there as "Specifications". The Specification box should be divided and "Specification" and "nominal values" should be segregated so as not to cause confusion. Good suggestion. Steve SteveOak (talk) 21:59, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

I have another way to approach this that would be easier to implement and still be accurate. For those items presently included in the "Specifications" box that are not actual requirements, such as "Twist Rate", note them as optional or whatever is appropriate. Please let me know if you can agree to that. SteveOak (talk) 19:01, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Xi'an metro[edit]

Can you source your statement that Line 3 "as of October 23rd, 2016 has not yet began operations."? Ar2332 (talk) 17:15, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you kindly for asking. I am living and working in Xi'an. Line 3 will be very convenient for me to use so I check every day. I took a photograph Sunday of two Line 3 stations that were shuttered and locked. SteveOak (talk) 21:37, 24 October 2016 (UTC)