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Unread 04-25-2003, 01:23 PM
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Re: light bullet in heavy twist-heavy bullet in light twist?

JustC, You might want to check around on this site to see if anyone has tried the 125 Nosler in their Ruger, have a Buddy that had a Ruger in '06' that would shoot nothing but 180gr roundnose, he tried alot of different bullets to no avail, unless they shortened up the throat on Rugers in the last few years that Nosler may not shoot good, of course there's no guarantee that any rifle will shoot until you try it. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] J.
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    Re: light bullet in heavy twist-heavy bullet in light twist?

    Thank you Jay. I will check the throat in this rig to see if it is excessive.
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    Re: light bullet in heavy twist-heavy bullet in light twist?

    Hey Justin

    Thanks for bring this topic up; I've been doing a lot of contemplating and speculating on this very topic.

    S1 as always, thank you very much for posting what you have. I've been wondering just how "low" I can go with a 6mm project with regard to bullet weight/ The barrel sports a 1:9.33" twist, and was designed almost exclusively with Berger's 95gr VLD in mind. However, I have a couple other bullets I'd love to try; namely the 88gr lowdrag and the 69gr lowdrag. I know the 88 should work just fine, but was a little...concerned about the 69 grainer. If you think this sucker will work... My primary concern would be thinner jackets found on such a bullet, but perhaps that's an unfounded concern? I would NOT be pressing the velocity; like you, I'd be using it for short-range, <minimum noise> applications. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Cybra,...

    What are you going to shoot with the lighter bullet you mentioned? Paper? Deer?
    gators?
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    S1 you're a funny guy! You can't shoot Gators here in Florida. Seminoles maybe... [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    Re: light bullet in heavy twist-heavy bullet in light twist?

    ..On the same subject.. The 180gr Nosler BT is looking like fun in the 10 twist 300 Tommy.. Sounds like a true "Quisinart" with good ballistic performance.. Anyone BTDT yet.?

    Cybra.. Just for an FYI.. Me 'ol pal Gene shoots the 87gr VMax's out of an 8 twist 6/.284 with great results..A .4 BC'd frangible bullet at 22-250 velocities makes for an attractive package with ugly results on the 'hogs.. d:^) JiNC
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    Re: light bullet in heavy twist-heavy bullet in light twist?

    There are a lot of people with 6 BRs set up for long range that are using 55 Nosler BTs on varmints with 1:8 twist barrels. Just go to benchrest.com and you'll see that. No worries dude.
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