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Posted: 9/11/2004 7:25:17 AM EDT
I'm building my first AR, and once I have it built I will likely purchase some quality ammo to keep loaded in a magazine in case I need it, but I will likely shoot mostly bulk or Walmart type ammo. What rate of twist should I consider for my rifle?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 8:02:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 8:02:59 AM EDT by mongo001]
1/9 - it shoots all bullets up to 70gr pretty well. You don't see too much Black Hills Match ammo at WalMart.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:46:23 PM EDT
Get 1/7 tha way if some time in the future you want to shoot 75gr and up bullets you'll already have the barrel for it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 10:31:03 PM EDT
What is the reasoning behind each barrel selection? I like to shoot targets, but 90% of my shooting now is plinking cans...... I really see myself using primarily cheap Walmart ammo.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 11:25:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By on1tyr:
What is the reasoning behind each barrel selection? I like to shoot targets, but 90% of my shooting now is plinking cans...... I really see myself using primarily cheap Walmart ammo.




www.ammo-oracle.com

All of you barrel twist/ammo related questions answered.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 1:48:08 AM EDT
+1

read it, then read it again.....then memorize it...

there will be a test on monday.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 10:49:35 AM EDT
I'm with Mongo, but it doesn't mean we are dating or anything!

Most people aren't shooting 77 grain bullets very often, and for those people that feel a need to use 77 grain rounds for home defense, the 1/9 will shoot them fine within CQB distances. If you want a 1/7 barrel, be ready to usually pay more, but in the big scheme of things it should be whatever barrel that makes you happy.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 12:39:40 PM EDT
I agree with Mongo also- and we are not dating either. 1/9 is the way to go. Read the oracle.
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