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11" twist vs. 200 gr. accubond?

 
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:39 PM
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11" twist vs. 200 gr. accubond?

Do you think a 11" twist barrel will spin a 200 grain accubond out of a 300 wsm? I just bought a Sako 75 finnlight and did not realize it was a 1 in 11" twist.
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No dought, it will spin it....
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Do you think a 11" twist barrel will spin a 200 grain accubond out of a 300 wsm? I just bought a Sako 75 finnlight and did not realize it was a 1 in 11" twist.
I would recommend 180 E-Tips or 168 TTSX's. These would be pushing it. The 300 WSM is not favorable to long bullets (especially with a narrow ogive) due to magazine length and powder displacement.

And I agree with jwp that a 1:11 would not do a good job spinning the 200 AB.
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From what I've read I believe the 11 twist will stabilize the 200 gr ABs.
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From what I've read I believe the 11 twist will stabilize the 200 gr ABs.


That's what I was trying to say, but apparently I didn't word my responce well
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That's what I was trying to say, but apparently I didn't word my responce well
Yeah, you did say that. I misread it.

I based my opinion on Barnes recomending a 1:10 or greater twist for their 200 gr TSX. But it is a longer bullet with a different design.
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Well if it will stabilize the bullet I am going to try to work up a load. The 200 grain accubond looks like it would be a great long range bullet. I didn't want the excess recoil of a 300 ultra so I bought the shortmag. This gun will be my primary hunting rifle with the occasional long range shots. I already have the big 338 for dedicated long range work. Maybe I'll post the results when I get it all fingered out.
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