Re: building a 375 cheytac
I really dont know what you mean when you refer to an " oversize barrel " most on the 375 barrels have been 11.5 twist and will stabilize the SMK 350 gr " jacketed " bullet. This configuration has been used with the Lost River and Hooker solids. The bullet that I have are longer than either of these and the general consensus is that it will take an 8 or tighter twist to stabilize them. Likewise if a HAT bullet is made it should probably be in the 385 gr range and this would make the bullet on the long side requiring a similar twist. I doubt if an 11.5 would stabilize it. Anyway as I said before if one is going to build a 375 Cheytac, considering the cost of componants, it makes no sense to do this unless its capability is maximized ie long bullets and tight twist. Thats my two cents and you can take that and a dollar and buy a cup of coffe in most places that I frequent, the exception being Starbucks. This round is taking its first baby steps and there will be many debates and knock down dragouts about bullets, twists, powders, actions, primers and a host of other subjects. Heck, there are still heated debates concerning the 308 Win. so pull up a chair and enjoy the show.