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Unread 05-11-2012, 08:53 AM
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Re: 338 edge barrel length

Originally Posted by losthelegend View Post
I talked to tech support at Berger and they suggested 1-9.5 and 1-10 twist should stabilize their whole 338 bullet line. I think I decided on a 1-9.5 with a 28 inch barrel plus a muzzle brake. I am not sure on the brand of barrel. Any suggestions?
I have shot hundreds of the Berger 300's as well as the SMK's from a 1 in 10 . some well past 1 mile and all is good.

I will need to rebarrel soon and I will probably go Hart. Although there is nothing wrong with Lilja or Broughton either.

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Unread 05-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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Re: 338 edge barrel length

Jeff, you hit it perfect. Im after a carry gun already have the 28" pipe #7 and you can guess the weight. Know the vel. wont be as good but if she hits hard at 1k im a happy camper.
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Unread 05-11-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: 338 edge barrel length

I would go with a 1 and 9.5 twist. And a 30 inch barrel. It will give you the velocity you want. Thats what I am going to do.
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