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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 2/24/2006 6:01:42 PM EDT
Which would provide better accuracy at 200 yards using 62 grain bullets, and what twist ratio?

Im building this on a stripped stag lower, and Im heading to the gun show tomorrow.

Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:15:12 PM EDT
bbl length has no affect on accuracy--just velocity

www.ammo-oracle.com--try a 1-9 twist

as long as you have a good, quality bbl, you should be fine
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:49:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 10:49:49 PM EDT by DM1975]
A 20" will do you fine, hell, a 16" will be fine too. As for the twist rate, at that grain you wont have a problem with a standard 1 in 9 twist, but if you ever think you will be shooting heavier bullets I would go ahead and get a 1 in 8
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:55:54 AM EDT
Any idea what the velocity differences are between a 20" and 24"? Why to the varmit shooters prefer the 24" barrel?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 10:11:31 AM EDT
I am not sure what the loss is but I doubt it is enough to make a difference at common shooting distances for varment hunters. I think it is a "feel good" thing more than anything.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:56:47 PM EDT
Personally, I do a quite a bit of varmint hunting and the only reason I like the 24 inch barrel is it adds a little more weight (especially the super bull barrels) so there is less muzzle jump and you can see the bullet impact. For performance, you will get a little more velocity but that is going to be relatively insignificant. There will be no noticeable difference in accuracy.
Link Posted: 3/5/2006 12:03:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
bbl length has no affect on accuracy--just velocity

www.ammo-oracle.com--try a 1-9 twist

as long as you have a good, quality bbl, you should be fine



Thank you for the link, I found a great deal on a 2 stage trigger and lower parts for my Stag. Could find the set up I want for an upper, but I did pick up a Lee Press to start reloading.
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