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338 edge Twist Rate?

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Unread 08-05-2011, 08:55 PM
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338 edge Twist Rate?

Going to build a 338 EDGE. What twist rate it optimal if I wanna shoot both 250 and 300 gr bullets?

Thanks in advance.
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    Re: 338 edge Twist Rate?

    Most go with a 10" twist. That's what I used on the two that I have built. Works fine for the 300g SMK's. I also understand they work well on the 300g Berger Hybrids.
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    Re: 338 edge Twist Rate?

    i shoot the 250 grain smks and have had great accuracy with them.my edge is a 1:10 twist which will also take the 300 grain smks.
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    Re: 338 edge Twist Rate?

    Got a 1-9.5 layin around. See anything wrong with that?
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    Manners T4 stock
    G7 NF NXS 5.5-22X50MM

    Savage LA 7SAUM 20" Benchmark Barrel
    Manners T4
    308 Varminter 2.0 Suppressor
    Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

    Remington 700 SA 22-243 Win
    26" SS Benchmark Barrel 1-8 Twist
    Grey Bull Precision Stock
    Built by Hazer@Bison Barrels in Gillette,WY
    Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

    Tikka T3 Lite 270 WSM
    Greybull Precision Scope
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    Re: 338 edge Twist Rate?

    i've never used that twist but maybe this will help



    338 twist rate, what are your thoughts?
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    Unread 08-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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    Re: 338 edge Twist Rate?

    I wouldn't hesitate with a 9.5. My smith recomended a 9.3 on an edge. I ended up going a different route and my 338LM will have a 1 in 9.
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