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How can I find out what my twist rate is?

 
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:23 AM
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How can I find out what my twist rate is?

I just got a Remington 700 police 308. I'm having trouble finding our what the twist rate of the barrel is. Any Ideas? Could I call Remington and give them the serial number and get the info? thanks in advance.

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I just got a Remington 700 police 308. I'm having trouble finding our what the twist rate of the barrel is. Any Ideas? Could I call Remington and give them the serial number and get the info? thanks in advance.

Ryan
Use a cleaning rod with a patch. Shove it in the barrel almost all the way to the muzzle. Pull it back, count the inches it takes to make 1 revolution.

Or, I could just tell you that it is a 10" twist because that is what almost all of Remington's factory 30 cal barrels are.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:49 AM
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Re: How can I find out what my twist rate is?

thanks for the idea. I found an old write up about the gun and the writer said that they came in either 1 to 9 or 1 to 12 and i was thinking thats a big gap. That would be a heavy bullet for a 308 with a 1 to 9.
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Re: How can I find out what my twist rate is?

Sounds like a quick check with a cleaning rod is in order.
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Sounds like a quick check with a cleaning rod is in order.
1 to 12 it is!! i had to oil up the cleaning rod good so it would rotate freely but it worked like a charm...thanks for the info!!

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