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1-9 twist 6.5 ??

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1-9 twist 6.5 ??

I have had good luck with 130gn with 1-9, and 130, 140's with 1-8.5. Do you think I could get by with 140 Bergers @ 3000fps and 4000ft altitude with 1-9 ?? Thanks for any input. Weezer
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    Re: 1-9 twist 6.5 ??

    I don't know the length of those bullets. I use SMKs that measure 1.355" and I know they work well with 1:8" twist.

    You can run the numbers on JBM's website and see what they say. But, my guess is that you'll be ok.

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    Re: 1-9 twist 6.5 ??

    What Catridge? If you were shooting them fast enough, then yes, you would be fine. If you were shooting them less than 2900ish I would say it would be a gamble. Just my .02
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    Re: 1-9 twist 6.5 ??

    Thanks for the info. The caliber I had in mind is a 6.5xRoberts AI or 6.5-06 A Sq. AI as I have reamers for them. Weezer
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    Re: 1-9 twist 6.5 ??

    I shoot 140 VLDs at 3441fps from my 6.5mm Voodoo with 1-9twist at 300ft altitude with zero problems, very good performance actually!
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    Re: 1-9 twist 6.5 ??

    What do you lose by going with 1:8? You can shoot both 130 and 140 grain bullets with that rate of twist. Whereas it seems questionable to go 1:9 with the 140.
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    Re: 1-9 twist 6.5 ??

    I have a 6.5x55 with a 1:9 twist. It shoots Berger 140 VLD's very accurately whether they are loaded fast or slow. I have not chronoed my loads, but the Berger 140's have shot well even with starting loads (42.2g H4831), less than 1000ft. above sea level, @ 45*F.

    I say give the Bergers a shot.
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