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Fast Twist Barrels

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Unread 05-25-2007, 06:26 PM
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Fast Twist Barrels

So I bought a new Broughton 5C in .284 for my carry gun - 7mm08. Bought it with a fast twist so I could shoot either the 175gr SMK or the 162 A-Max. My question is this, will this barrel shoot the lighter 140gr bullets equally well? Or am I limited to the heavy weights?

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Unread 05-25-2007, 07:39 PM
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Re: Fast Twist Barrels

it should shootthe light bullets fine.
I had a 1-8 for a 243 Ai built to shoot 105 and 107 gr bullets yet it shot 55gr Ballistic tips very well but coulden't be pushed to hard or they would blowup
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Unread 05-27-2007, 01:02 AM
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Re: Fast Twist Barrels

usually lighter works unless you are shooting light jacketed bullets and then they may tear apart. The stability issue is mostly on the heavy end.
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Unread 05-28-2007, 10:01 PM
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Re: Fast Twist Barrels

Try mono metal bullets. They will have the length of the heavy bullets, so they need the fast twist, but will give you the speed of the light bullets w/o coming apart.

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