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Posted: 3/20/2006 10:32:11 PM EDT
I saw a nice used one in a local shop that I would love to add to the collection...

How can I identify the twist rate? Are there any markings or anything I can look for that will give me this information
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:14:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 5:15:45 AM EDT by rebel_rifle]
Unless you can find a catalog with the appropriate age range for that rifle you are going to have to measure it to be sure. The twist rate is NOT on the rifle or the barrel.

Take a tight fitting patch on a cleaning rod jag and slowly push it down the bore and measure the distance it takes for the rod to make one complete revolution. That is the twist rate.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:35:34 AM EDT
What caliber are we talking about. They didn't have that many twist rates. The generally went with one that would be good for the most common bullet in that caliber.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:57:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:19:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gun-fan:
What caliber are we talking about. They didn't have that many twist rates. The generally went with one that would be good for the most common bullet in that caliber.



It's a .223.

I would like to be able to shoot heavier bullets if possible
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:35:04 AM EDT
223 is 1 in 12 or 1 in 9, all Varmint bbls are 1 in 12
the PS is 1 in 9
sporter wt. bbls are 1 in 12 or 1 in 14
I found this out when i got a VS /223 , thinking it was a 1 in 9 bbl.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:35:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
The 30 cals will be 1-10". The 22 centerfires will be 1-8"



My Rem700 .308 police DM is 1/12". My understanding is the .223 used to be 1/12" and changed to 1/9".
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:36:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 7:37:30 AM EDT by rebel_rifle]

Originally Posted By 50cal:
The 22 centerfires will be 1-8"




Negative on that. Remington has never made a factory .22 CF in a 8" twist. Most are 1 in 12" or 1 in 14" twists and some of the police model .223's are in 1 in 9" twist.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:42:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:42:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
The 30 cals will be 1-10". The 22 centerfires will be 1-8"



I'm pretty sure Remington's model 700 varmit models have different twists to accomodate lighter bullets. I know their .308 VLS was 1/12" for instance.

Var - You could check Remington's web site or see if you can dig up a catalog with that model in it. Remington's catalogs usually specify the barrels twist.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:28:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CLIP67:

Originally Posted By 50cal:
The 30 cals will be 1-10". The 22 centerfires will be 1-8"



I'm pretty sure Remington's model 700 varmit models have different twists to accomodate lighter bullets. I know their .308 VLS was 1/12" for instance.

Var - You could check Remington's web site or see if you can dig up a catalog with that model in it. Remington's catalogs usually specify the barrels twist.



There isnt any model printed on the action anywhere, it only says Remington 700. Near the base of the barrel it says PP8 but I dont if that means anything
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:35:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 50cal:
My .223 VS is 1-8". Don't know if it's an odd model, but I bought it back in '94



Is that a Remington *factory* barrel?

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:47:27 AM EDT
I'll bet it's a 1-12 bbl as well. Best for lighter bullets 55gr and under. Probably optimal for 40 - 45.
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