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Old 12-23-2005, 03:28 PM
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.308 twist?

I am considering purchasing a rem 700 ltr in .308 with 1 in 12" twist my question is how do you think this twist will perform with 125g ballistic tips
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:31 PM
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Re: .308 twist?

Check your specs on the ltr I believe the twist is 10x

If I am wrong and it is 12x the 150's to 180's will work much better but the 125's will work with the 12x fine.
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Re: .308 twist?

I have a Rem VSLH with the 1/12 twist and it shoots 125gr bullets just fine.
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:12 PM
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Re: .308 twist?

http://www.remingtonle.com/rifles/700pltrtws.htm

The link above show 12x. I do believe though that the older models are 10x

Anyone out there who can shed some light on this?? Or have I been in the dark all this time?! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: .308 twist?

Generally a 308 barrel with a properly dimensioned bore will shoot the light bullets extremely well, even if they have a 1-10 or 1-12 twist.

The main problem would be rotational stresses weakening the jacket core bond which you will never see with the 308 WIn for one thing and for another, the 125 gr Ballistic Tip will handle anything you can throw at it that way.

On average, I would say it will shoot these bullets very well.

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