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Posted: 3/30/2006 5:55:04 AM EDT
Anyony got one, I'm thinking about getting one and was just wondering if they are worth the few extra $$$
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:19:24 AM EDT
Had one, shot the lightweight ammo well. Gave it up for a .204 and haven't looked back.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:54:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 9:09:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 1:54:57 PM EDT by ru4freedom]

Originally Posted By dabigbozman:
Anyony got one, I'm thinking about getting one and was just wondering if they are worth the few extra $$$




IMHO..., your better off with a 1:12 for even the lightest bullets!! Better to over spin, than under spin!!

Generally anything over, and possibly including 50 grain bullets will probably be under stabilized with a 1:14 unless it is a stubby round nose w/flat base which would not be condusive to good accuracy past 100 yards anyway!!

Unless you want to exclusively shoot 40 & 45 grain bullets, the 1:14 is pretty much useless!!

Your very limited with 1:14 twist! In theroy (Greenhill Formula) The 1:14 wouldn't be able to properly stabilize bullets over .538" in length. Even the 50 gr. V-Max or Blitzking are .776" in length which puts them @ 44% past the maximum length acording to the Greenhill Formula!! Although this formula is not exact...., it is generally a pretty accurate guide!

I have always got my best long range accuracy with the 1:9 twist in .223 It shoots bullets from 45 to 63 gr. with awesome accuracy!!

My feeling is that the 1:14 is old news & obsolete when compared to the performance of the 1:9 or 1:12 & even 1:8!!!

The only reason I can imagine why a 1:14 Upper would cost more would have to be a supply & demand issue. I doubt many people use them so there's not many available, as a result those who actually do want them have to pay the extra $$!!


Hope this is helpful
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