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Posted: 6/16/2023 11:47:31 PM EST
Does anybody know if the 62 grain TTSX will stabilize out of a 1 in 9 twist?
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Link Posted: 6/16/2023 11:57:46 PM EST
[#1]
It should. The 70gr won’t though.
Link Posted: 6/17/2023 12:06:40 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/17/2023 4:09:32 PM EST
[#3]
That chart is for normal lead bullets though. Monolithic copper bullets are not the same. For example, the 55 grain TTSX requires a 1 in 9 twist. Notice I'm talking about the Tipped versions of the TSX not the normal TSX. The tipped version is longer.
Link Posted: 6/17/2023 4:25:50 PM EST
[#4]
Worked fine in my 1/9.  I think it all depends on the barrel.
Link Posted: 6/22/2023 10:00:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RattleCanAR:
Worked fine in my 1/9.  I think it all depends on the barrel.
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<This. Not all barrels are exactly as marked. Depending on the manufacturer, twist rates can be +/- a little.

Many 1:9 barrels can shoot and stabilize 75/77 grain bullets, even though they are borderline not supposed to. Some 1:9's simply won't shoot them well.

All copper bullets, Barnes, GMX, etc. are considerably longer than their weight would indicate. Comparing them to a 62 grain M855 is probably not going to match up exactly. The bottom line is you are going to have to try them in your rifle to find out. I believe Barnes has twist rate suggestions included in their online reloading data base. I would check their first, before committing to a large purchase, after all, Barnes bullets are not real cheap.

Link Posted: 6/22/2023 10:17:05 AM EST
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Barnes lists 1:9 twist (or faster) as being needed for use with their 62 grain Tipped TSX .224" bullets.
Link Posted: 7/6/2023 8:15:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By borderpatrol:

All copper bullets, Barnes, GMX, etc. are considerably longer than their weight would indicate.

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The 62gr TTSX is a hair longer than the 69gr SMK ....

Bullet lengths, ballistic coefficients, etc for many many bullets listed here, with a great filtering feature - https://www.xxl-reloading.com/Bullets/
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