Re: Cauterucio 176
Thanks buddy. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
I'm not sure about what you'd loose, just haven't learned too much about how twist affects pressure in identical barrels, or even read much about it. Seems that your concern is a normal one, I've heard it before, and sounds logical, but I wonder what one can expect to loose (fps) going from 9 to 8 to 7 or what ever.
Dave, down there in Texas has a 300 WSM, it has a 12 twist, forget the length, MFG, and speed he was getting at this point, but my Dad's 11 twist was smokin his and everyone posting about theirs for speed. Dad's gets an honest 3250 fps with a 178 AMax in a 27.5" bbl. His is a Pac-Nor bbl FWIW, and fouls very little. His 3 groove 10 twist bbl for his 338 WSM fouls even less.
His barrel may be an exception rather than the rule, least that's what I've been finding anyway. Tempting to go to Pac-Nor for the barrel though, if that had anything to do with it, but I'm guessing the bore dimensions must be playing a role. What else would? It has a fairly short throat, needs to be about .050 longer to keep the bearing surface on the 200 Accubonds a bit above the neck/shoulder juncture pinch point.
Just food for thought.
Mine's going to be an 8 twist, I think I'll be plenty safe.