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Old 07-13-2011, 12:18 AM
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Twist rates are for smrat people!!

Hey all, I am from northern Canada and am a rookie reloader. I bought a box of 200gr barnes TSX's for my 300WM today. I noticed on the box in plain english "1:10 twist rate" my Sako A7 has a 1:11 twist.... I had opened the box and loaded 5 by the time I noticed. I went with 58gr of RL-22 and 3.34"COAL and winchester large rifle primer for starters.

Is the longer twist rate on my gun gonna have me chasing my tail???

thanks in advance... Ryan

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:36 AM
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Re: Twist rates are for smrat people!!

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Hey all, I am from northern Canada and am a rookie reloader. I bought a box of 200gr barnes TSX's for my 300WM today. I noticed on the box in plain english "1:10 twist rate" my Sako A7 has a 1:11 twist.... I had opened the box and loaded 5 by the time I noticed. I went with 58gr of RL-22 and 3.34"COAL and winchester large rifle primer for starters.

Is the longer twist rate on my gun gonna have me chasing my tail???

thanks in advance... Ryan
Ryan,

The 1 in 10 is a general minimum twist rate to stabilize that heavy bullet. However there are other factors that play in the overall equation, such as barrel length. 1 in 11 may be close enough. The best way to find out is to load em up and shoot them.

Good Luck!
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:45 AM
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Re: Twist rates are for smrat people!!

You bet, thanks for the encouragement. The barrel is 24 3/8" I believe.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:32 PM
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Re: Twist rates are for smrat people!!

They will go through an 11 twist, they may suffer some accuracy and you will need to push them faster and re22 is not a good powder for a 300wm try H4831.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:48 PM
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Re: Twist rates are for smrat people!!

Hmmmm that may some be good addvice right there..... How about RL-19???? I have tons of that lying around.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:34 PM
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Re: Twist rates are for smrat people!!

RE19 is a lot better than 22 in a 300wm but my 3 go to powders are 1 Imr4350, 2 H4831, 3 Imr4831. Occasionally I will use Imr7828 or H1000 but not often.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: Twist rates are for smrat people!!

There have been some very experienced people who have gotten great results with RL22 in the 300 Win mag. It likes a heavy bullet and long barrel.
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