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    what is the preffered barrel twist?

    From what I can gather the 1:7 is better for a heavier bullet ,
    The 1:9 for the lighter , so why are the longer bull barrels a 1:11?
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    Yes there are slower twist barrels 1:11 or 1:12 they are varmint barrels for light bullets. I've usually send them in bolt guns.

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    What caliber?

    Faster twist are for heavier bullets!

    I like 1 in 10 or 1 in 11 for .308.
    .223 I like 1 in 7 or 8. Both will spin light bullets apart! Jackets too thin!
    300 RUM! 1 in 9 for up to 240 grain!
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    the 1-11 twist is for 40 grain varmint loads and the like. I have a RECCE with a stainless steel mid-heavy barrel, with a 1-8. I hear that is the preferred twist for precision barrels. I am only repeating gossip though.

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    If it were me, I would go with the 1:8 also.
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    There's a good write up here somewhere about the difference in 1:7 and 1:9. I'm so out of touch that 1:8 was not even considered just a little while back. I don't get it but I will read up and see what the deal is.
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    I think that 1:8 is a good middle of the road. It will work with heavier bullets that wont work with a 1:9 and still shoot some lighter ones too. Not varmint type light but 55's anyway.
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    55 grain is fine in 1-7.

    I prefer 1-7 so that I can shoot 55 through 77 grain just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis61 View Post
    I think that 1:8 is a good middle of the road. It will work with heavier bullets that wont work with a 1:9 and still shoot some lighter ones too. Not varmint type light but 55's anyway.
    i like the most is 1/8 ,best over all !i wish somebody make a 4150 barrel chromed -in 1/8 ...my L/W shoots all but its a bit heavier than same in steel ..

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