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best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

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best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

Hey guy's I know this has probably been asked here before but I'd like your thoughts again if you would please I'm planning to do another custom build off of a Savage model 12 action I have, I'm wanting to build a long range 7mm 08, I'm wanting to shoot the 150's up to a 168gn bullets, what is in your opinion the best twist and grove I should use? I have been looking at allot of barrel manufactures so your thoughts on barrels and lengths for this type of shooting I would appreciate as well, thanks guy's
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    Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

    1:9 twist will be fine up to 180gr bullets.
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    Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

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    1:9 twist will be fine up to 180gr bullets.
    +1 the 7s are pretty easy on twists.
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    Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

    If you are wanting a barrel look at bugholes.com or Third Generation Shooting Supply both have several 7mm 1:9 twist in various contours available. I just picked up a 7mm 1:8 twist Krieger heavy palma from 3rdgen a few weeks ago. Ordered on friday, had it on tuesday...
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    Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

    thank you guys for the reply's so the 1in9 is good for the 150 to 180gn pills now what's a good barrel length 24'' 26''?any recommendations on a barrel manufacture? what about Bartlein barrels and how many grooves 3,4,5,6?
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    Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

    26" will gain you more velocity over the 24". I prefer my precision rifle barrels to be 26" at minimum, unless on a .308 Win, in which case 24" minimum, unless it is a special purpose gun, then 20" is the minimum.
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    Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

    thank you sir I appreciate your help
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