Originally Posted by Loner
Berger recommends an eight for their 140's.
With the Target VLD's there won't be any problems & there probably won't be with the Hunting VLD's for the first couple hundred rounds.... a 5R bbl would help too.
I'm not saying that it won't work, I just trying to point out what could (& has) happen. At the velocity of the STW, the Hunting VLD are going to spinning VERY quickly, with a rough throat, tight twist & high velocity bullet separation is a real possibility.
I would enthusiastically recommend the 1-8" for a 260(ai) or 6.5 CM or anything under the 264WM... but in this case a 1-8.5 or 9 may