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Unread 02-27-2011, 12:46 AM
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Barrel twist

Hey, im a bit confused, and plz excuse my ignorance.

Im in the process of ordering some "stuff" to put a rifle together.

this is what I have:

- stevens/savage action
- Bell and Carlson A2
- Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40SF BDC

This is what im trying to order:

Krieger 7mm #5 SS Barrel.

What im unsure about is what to order for a twist.
my options are 1:8-10 in .5 incriments.

OK, now I understand how the twist works, and what it does, but how do I determine what I need?

TKS
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    Unread 02-27-2011, 12:58 AM
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    Re: Barrel twist

    To determiner your twist you will first have to decide which size, type, and weight of the bullets you want to shoot.
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    Re: Barrel twist

    Krieger or Hart barrels are a great choice. You will be pleased with either. Twist rate depends on what bullet you plan on shooting out of it. Typically the heavier the bullet, the bigger the twist is required to help stabilize them. Length plays a role too. I have a krieger on my 7mm with a 1-10 twist, 26" long. Im shooting 180gn. Berger VLD's. It shoots 0.25 M.O.A @ 100yds. I hope this helps!
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    Re: Barrel twist

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    Unread 02-28-2011, 12:57 PM
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    Re: Barrel twist

    OK since the stevens/savage action does not come chambered in the 7mm WSM like I want, how much work is involved to convert it.

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    Re: Barrel twist

    The bolt head will need to be changed and if it was me I would build it on a long action.
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    Re: Barrel twist

    Get a long action in a magnum caliber and all you will have to do is screw on your new barrel.

    As for barrel twist it depends on the bullet you want to shoot but also how fast your going to shoot it.

    7mmWSM you will probably need a 1 in 8.5 to shoot 180gr vld's
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