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Posted: 3/31/2006 3:29:27 AM EDT
I'm going to be buying my first upper soon, and have a question on rifling.

I understand that 1/7 is suited to stabilize heavier bullets, however, will it still stabilize lighter ones such as the 55gr bullets? Or do I lose the ability to use that lighter ammo?

I've read the ammo oracle on this and I wasn't quite grasping it. I'd like to her your real world experiences. Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:34:35 AM EDT
You can shoot anything in the 1/7 twist just fine. I shoot 40 grain Noslers in mine for woodchucks.

Cheers,

Phil
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:39:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/31/2006 3:43:00 AM EDT by Dominus]
www.ammo-oracle.com/body.htm#twists

Read that. Hell, read the whole page. Lots of excellent info there.

Short answer: Yes you will be able to shoot 55gr fine.

Edit: some light bullets (40-50 grains) might be twisted apart due to very thin jacketing, while others work just fine. Be careful.
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