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Hornady 178 amax in 308, Any prob w/ 1/12 twist?

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Old 02-23-2009, 05:50 PM
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Hornady 178 amax in 308, Any prob w/ 1/12 twist?

I picked up a box of Hornady's 178 amax's to try in my 308 the other day and noticed a note to use in rifles w/ 1-10 twist.

I shot a couple test loads with varget and they seemed to do fine in my 1-12 schneider barrel.
Granted I only tryed them at 100 yards. I did not chrono them but velocity was probably in the 2700 range.

Has anyone had any stabilization problems with this bullet in twists slower than 1-10 at 308 velocities?

If you have or have not would you include the altitude and temp where you were doing your testing.

I am in Fl and it seems we can get away with longer heavier bullets for our twists than what I read about in other parts of the country. We have several (308's), with 1-12 and 1-14 twist barrels. Here we're about 25' above sea level and a average temp for most of our shooting is probably 75-85 degrees.

Whats your take? Joey S aka 308
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:34 AM
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Re: Hornady 178 amax in 308, Any prob w/ 1/12 twist?

I have always wondered about the statement on the box of 1-10x. The reality is that 12x is about as optimum as you can get with the 178 @ 308 velocities. You will NOT have any issues with stabilization.
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