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1. The process or operation of cutting spiral grooves in a rifle barrel.
2. Grooves cut in a rifle barrel.


1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of a firearm's barrel
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the series of grooves so cut


(ˈraɪ flɪŋ)

1. the cutting of spiral grooves in a gun barrel, pipe, etc.
2. the system of grooves so cut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rifling - the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearmrifling - the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
formation, shaping - the act of fabricating something in a particular shape


[ˈraɪflɪŋ] N (Tech) → estría f, estriado m, rayado m
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style rifling until the company made the change to the 1:20 twist now used, so I think you need to verify the type of rifling used in your rifle's barrel.
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I just came into a Jeffery 8-bore ball and shot gun with invisible rifling and was confused to start with, but a few logical steps, will iron out all issues and get the rifle shooting well and accurately soon.
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