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Posted: 11/5/2001 3:05:29 AM EDT
Im wanting to build up a precision .223 and teh Savage 12FV and the Remington 700VS are my current choices. I was looking at the twist rates and notcied the Savage has a 1 in 9 while the Remington has a 1 in 12 rate. I knwo the 1 in 9 will stabilize the heavier bullets better. But is it really needed? What are the pros and cons of each?
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:48:39 AM EDT
I have a VSSF in a 1/12 I have shot 52's 53's 60's and 69's out of it. The 69's didn't keyhole at 100, I didn't try the 69's past 100 yards, I only had a few left over after a match and was courious if they would stabalize (I guess the bright Red writing that is one a box of Sierra tips that says "twist Rate 7-10 only" isn't enough for me)
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 8:42:46 AM EDT
1/9 is a great compromise. For bullets over 65 grns 1/7 is actually better, and for very fast like 45 grn 1/12 is better but 1/9 works for almost everything. 1/12 is really only rated to about 60 grns. The heavy bullets are to long and can tumble out of the slow twist barrels. 1/9 is the better choice for you unless you want to only shoot 45-55 grn rounds.

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