Re: Cauterucio 176
So If I'm reading this right,, I will need between an 8 to 8.5 twist to properly stabilize the 176gr bullets at 2750 to 2800fps.
I'm looking at a 7SAUM project with a 30" barrel. Traditionally, a 9 twist is what's called for. I run the risk of having to drop back to a 168 if I don't either spin them faster (impossible with a SAUM) or go to an 8 twist?
Also,, how long is the wait on these bullets generally? I've been putting off this project waitng for Sierra to release their new 175SMK in .284. Looks now like they're only about a month out, but the BC isn't hammered down yet, and it's rumored to only be in the .60 to .63 range. Not even close to being able to compete with the 176 or even Bergers 180. so,, I can either run with a low BC bullet (why bother) or be a slave to the supply line,,,, neither sounds appealing.
Before I waste a bunch of time and money on a barrel I'd have to use in 7-08,, what's the skinny?
Man,, I'm glad I re-read this but I'm more confused now than when I started.