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Which varmint upper and twist?

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Old 12-24-2011, 12:20 PM
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Re: Which varmint upper and twist?

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:37 PM
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Re: Which varmint upper and twist?

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I am looking to buy a nice varmint upper in a 20" length.....who makes an affordable upper.

also, what twist do i need to shoot 50 grain bullets


I'd say if your dead set on 50gr bullets and won't move up on the weight scale, then the 1-12 or dedicated to that weight 1-14 twist would be my pick. However if you plan to move up in weight, think about the 1-9 twist. I have a 1-14 twist in a 26 inch barreled Weatherby MK V .224 Wby Mag Varmintmaster if I move up off the 50gr bullets it turns into a shot gun, stay at or under 50grs and it's a one hole rifle.
As for the upper; I think DPMS might work both in quality and price.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:09 AM
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Re: Which varmint upper and twist?

Get a White Precision upper and you will be happy with it. In 20" bull barrel will be easily carried.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:01 AM
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Re: Which varmint upper and twist?

I have a Bushy Pred. 20" 1in8 shoots bug holes. 25.3 IMR 8208
55GR V MAX, 100yds. very happy with this upper. hope this helps.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:18 PM
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Re: Which varmint upper and twist?

I know this is an old post but here is my .02 anyway. The answer to your question is a 1 in 12 twist. As far as who makes an affordable upper, they all do. Now, assuming you ment a QUALITY affordable upper, that knocks some folks off the ladder.

Rock River Arms, White Oak, Stag, and DPMS all make uppers that will hold better than MOA with a quality ammo.
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