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Old 12-19-2010, 05:02 PM
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308 Winchester rifling twist

Going to have have another 308 built, will shoot 168 and 175 weights exclusively, what twist barrel would be best?
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:35 PM
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Re: 308 Winchester rifling twist

What are using it for, Target paper punching, Long range hunting or just general paper punching and hunting.
My self would have a 24 or 26 inch one in ten twist barrel medium weight barrel.
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Going to have have another 308 built, will shoot 168 and 175 weights exclusively, what twist barrel would be best?
1 in 10 twist, second choice 1 in 9.

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Re: 308 Winchester rifling twist

I would go to the 1-12 twist with those bullets.

No way in heck a 1-9, no one is doing that in a 308 unless it is setup exclusively for 220s and subsonic and then they go straight to the 1-8 for the 240s like the Whispers etc.

Better yet, be more careful about the reamer you use. Go to the long range target shooting forum for detailed discussions on the 308 for LR and those bullets with twists and what reamer to order for the throat. There are seveal super designed reamers out now for just that range bullets. I would go with that.

I would not waste my time on the 168 also. Either go to the new 155s or the 175 and Berger 185 as all of them will make 1000 plus, where as the effective range of the 168 is 900 or so and then it goes transonic and starts to tumble and keyhole.

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1 in 10 twist, second choice 1 in 9.

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For 168's and 175's? I would think a 1:12 would be plenty, but your the chief of the .308 tribe!

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Re: 308 Winchester rifling twist

Want to shoot a deer at 600 or 700 yards with it, was thinking Bergers
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Re: 308 Winchester rifling twist

How aer the Remington 700 XCR with 26" in 308 win and the 700 Mil Spec with 24"
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