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Posted: 4/20/2002 2:15:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2002 2:18:28 PM EDT by Gunbert]
I'm buying this rifle from the Ammoman (thanks for the great price, Eric!).

I'm trying to figure out what twist it would have. I tried Colt's website, but all it listed were HBARS, not lightweight's like mine.
Can you tell from the pics and the model?
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 2:31:23 PM EDT
I'm guessing it will be 1/7, like most Colts. This would stabilize the heavier, more accurate rounds better as well.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 2:32:09 PM EDT
1/9 or 1/7, probably 1/9
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 3:04:50 PM EDT
I'm hoping for the 1/9, since I shoot 55grn almost exclusively. On the chance that it is a 1/7, how does the faster twist affect accuracy with the lighter round?
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 5:08:33 PM EDT
I have a Match H Bar with a 1/7 twist. never had any problems shooting 55 grain bullets. If the barrel is original it should say the twist rate on top just in fron of the front sight.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 5:27:36 PM EDT
It should say the twist on the outside of the barrel
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 5:35:46 PM EDT
Congrats Gunbert. Can't wait till you get it. Hope to meet you some day when I am in town to see Wolfpack.

Link Posted: 4/20/2002 5:36:38 PM EDT
Guess I'll just have to wait till it gets here and see what it says on the barrel.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 5:41:48 PM EDT
I should have come in and offered $1 more to steal it from you Gunbert, you suck.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 8:30:29 PM EDT
I own the same rifle and the twist is not on the barrel. I thought it was a 9 twist but that might be my other Colt. It is either a 7 or a 9 as was said before.

I shoot lighter bullets quite a bit in fast twist barrels and see no great loss of accuracy.

Personally, I would rather have a faster twist to be able to utilize more bullet weights.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 9:03:26 AM EDT
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