Re: Called Boots Obermeyer today...
Tighter twist will be better for heavier bullets. If you ever decide to shoot heavier or if you decide to try the mono metal bullets that are coming onto the market you will need the faster twist. The slower twist will stabilize better for long range but you run into potential for bullet tumbling on impact for short range hunting ( <500yrds ). If the rifle is going to be used only at long range and only with the bullets mentioned, then I agree. Most bullets that are well built will hold up to a little extra twist. For my way of thinking I would rather be a little too fast on the twist than too slow. The bullet market looks like, ( in my chrystal ball ) it is headed into bullets that will need faster twists.
So, if it were me, I would go 1-10 or even faster. That is just me. Doesn't mean that I think you would be wrong if you didn't. Let's see what others have to say.
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.