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.17 rebarel

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Unread 02-28-2007, 04:08 PM
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.17 rebarel

I am rebareling a .17 sako. I would like to shoot 35-40 gr. bullets what twist do I need? Does anyone else shoot a fast twist .17? Do you think I will be able to shoot 500 yards with a 40 gr.?
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    Unread 03-01-2007, 08:57 AM
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    Re: .17 rebarel

    lilja recomends a 1-6 twist for the 37 grain vld bullets.

    As far as shooting to 500 yards. You shouldnt have any problems,except wind. i reguarly shoot my 20 tactical wih 32 grain v maxes @ 500.

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    Unread 03-01-2007, 01:05 PM
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    Re: .17 rebarel

    a good fast twist 17 with 35gn+ VLD's, pushing them 3200+ will run with nearly anything at 500yds.

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    Unread 03-01-2007, 06:59 PM
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    Re: .17 rebarel


    Where are you going to get 40-50 grain bullets in .17? Berger has discontinued the 37gr VLD. I don't know of too many people who shot the 37gr Berger who got really good velocity and accuracy. If the bullets were driven fast they usually came apart. If you want a big .17 build one on an improved .223 case, the PPC, or the BR and use a 1/9 twist and shoot the 30gr Golds with a BC of .270 or if you find the discontinued 30gr Berger match boattail.

    If you wanted to rebarrel to another caliber ignore me since I thought you were talking .17s.
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    Unread 03-04-2007, 11:41 AM
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    Re: .17 rebarel

    I am just looking for advice on a route to take. I want to shoot a heavy bullet in the 17 rem. I want to shoot the heavy bullets. If 35 vld is all they make then thats what I want to shoot. Unless they do not shoot well.... Just looking for more info before I drop it off to get rebarreld.
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