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Old 11-01-2012, 04:42 PM
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338 Twist rate

Going to pick up a tube for my Remington hunting gun. It currantly is a 300 WBY Smithed a long time ago by Clay Spencer. 1300 rounds...inspected and set back at 1100 rounds. Still shoots AWSOME!! I am going to replace the Factory Sendero stock (17 years old) with a new Mcmillan A-5....already in the mail. Also going to get a second bbl chambered up in 338 Edge. Going to finish at 30" Probably going to skip the break...for now.

What is the general caoncensis on twist rate for the 300 gr Bergers? I see a lot of guys saying 1-10 is all you need. I see lots of new tubes for sale in the 1-9.25 -1-9.5 range.

Also...I am a HUGE fan of Kriegers.....any reason not to go with another Krieger?

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: 338 Twist rate

for a 30" .338 go with a 1in 10 Hart. If you want over 30" you will have to go Kreiger.

This is my personal preference.

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:46 PM
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Re: 338 Twist rate

FYI - I've had a 30", 1-10, SS Kreiger on order for 5 months now - I was told it would be 7 months, we shall see.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:49 PM
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Re: 338 Twist rate

I don't know if your interested in Brux or not but I recieved my 338 1-10" twist 30" barrel in about 6 weeks.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:22 AM
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Re: 338 Twist rate

Ok....three for three for a 1 - 10 twist.

And zero for three on reasons why NOT Krieger.

Anyone else. I know you guys are out there....there are millions of you out there. You 338 shooters are like the plague.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:01 PM
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Re: 338 Twist rate

For my 338 Lapua I chose a kreiger 9.35 twist to shoot the 300gr SMK's in a HV contour 30" and it just shoots, 3 shot groups 3/4" @ 400 yards. The thing is unbelievable...
I gotta say, Thank You Kreiger Barrels and my gunsmith Bob Green

As far as ordering barrels I had good luck calling Bruno's Shooters Supply in Phoenix , They had them kreigers in stock most of the time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: 338 Twist rate

I went with a Hart barrel for my 338LM build but i would not hesitate at all to slap a krieger on it either. I went with 1:10 also. I believe that Tikkamike has a Krieger barrel on his 338LM and that thing shoots pretty awesome from the pics that I have seen.
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