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Will a sporterweight barrel twist from torgue?

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Unread 08-23-2008, 08:48 PM
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Will a sporterweight barrel twist from torgue?

I'm trying to decide what stlye 338edge? 338 rogue? i'm going to build ,and i don't understand why more torgue isn't ''felt'' when shooting a big heavy bullet.

When a high capacity round is fired and spins the bullet a couple of hundred thousand rpm's [200,000 rpm's ballpark figure] it seems like the rifle would try to react alot more than it obviously does .
It just seems like the rifle should twist/torgue against all the energy it takes to spin a bullet up to those speeds in a mili-second.
Makes me wonder about using a small diameter barrel [#4 fluted] on a big powerhouse cartridge ,because when there is a 338cal. hole bored in the barrel a #4 is getting pretty slim -isn't it?

My thoughts on the style of rifle i'd like is a big 338 magnum of some sort -w/a 26"-28" fluted barrel and a very light stock -lone wolf- etc. titanium brake -fluted bolt -around 8.5-9lbs .
Give me your thoughts on all this jibber-jabber.
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Unread 08-23-2008, 09:21 PM
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Re: Will a sporterweight barrel twist from torgue?

here is a 338-300 rum ready for colorado this fall.
fluted benchmark barrel .675 at the muzzle, boyds thumbhole with bi pod it weights 10.25 pounds. shoots 3 -250 smks into the .3s at 100 and had 3 shots 3.5" at 800, after 3 shots it heats up and the groupes open up . hope the pic works.
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Unread 08-25-2008, 07:05 AM
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Re: Will a sporterweight barrel twist from torgue?

The bullet in the barrel only turns 1 turn every 10 inches of barrel (assuming a 10 twist barrel). The forward velocity gives the bullet the calculated RPM's. The bullet is very light when compared to the rifle, thus the lack of felt torque
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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