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Old 01-22-2006, 08:21 PM
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Re: What is accurate?

I don't know much about 270s but a 11.2 twist seems slow compared to a 7mm where a 9 or 10 twist is used. The 11.2 twist according to Lilja site is good for very light varmint bullets.

Standard Weatherby and Remington twist rates is 10.
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:30 PM
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Re: What is accurate?

Even if there is a problem with the rifle, I'd be leary of the smith and what he told you. His comment about expecting too much speaks volumes.
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:45 PM
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Re: What is accurate?

Mickey,
I agree with some of the above posts. You do need to realize that a different barrel will likely mean a different recipe for success in hand loading. If you are still having problems after load development, I would suggest taking it to a reputible Smith & stay far away from the one who's standards are obviously lower than yours.
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:48 PM
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Re: What is accurate?

11.27 is tha magic twist and that what's what Mike Rock turns out in the 308 M24 type barrels.

I have a GAP rifle with that barrel and it'll put 5 rounds of factory FED GMM 168s under .5 MOA most every time.

Get a box of factory GMM 168's or 175 (use 168's f1rst) and see how it does.
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Old 01-22-2006, 08:52 PM
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Re: What is accurate?

buffulobob... its a 308 now so 11.2 is just bout right[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Mickey if you put that much money in a rifle it better darn well shoot .5 at WORST! If the smith said you are expecting to much, he is obviously out of touch with reality. It also expresses how much he cares about what you think. If his attitude towards you reflects any on his quality of work well then its not your scope or componets or even the "headspace" behind the rifle...its just plain poor quality work. With that setup .25 should not be asking to much at all. I would check the obvious things on the rifle as mentioned before if that dont work send it to a gunsmith of reputable reputation. One more quick question have you ever had this smith build anything before or seen any examples of previous work? Keep us informed.
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458 thanks- My bad!
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Old 01-22-2006, 10:04 PM
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Re: What is accurate?

Like 50 drivers sig line says "If it ain't accurate, lets make it that way."

You have good components and unless the smith you have has totally botched the BBL up I'll just bet one of the local gunsmiths could put it together right. You may not have to buy it all over again. It will be a little more money but sometimes good lessons are a little bit expensive.

Keep a positive attitude about this project. Your options are not over.

BTW the line about the smith saying that < 1 MOA being out of line WITH A .308 is complete crap. I wouldn't let him touch that gun again. Or any other gun of yours for that matter.

Good luck. Keep us posted and use names if you need to. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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