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Unread 01-31-2007, 08:45 PM
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6mm rifle twist

what kind of twist do I need for a 55-70gr. bt out of a 243 or 243AI. what king of twist would I need for a 87gr. vmax? thanks
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    Re: 6mm rifle twist

    for 55-70g bullets, somethign in the order of 1 in 13"or14" i'm guessing. For the 87g I would think around 1 in10" would do it. Dont know for sure, just taking a guess..
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    Re: 6mm rifle twist

    I opted for 1-12" for an upcoming 6mmAI,primarily for 75 gr bullets.87 might be approaching border line with this twist,but Im sure going to find out. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: 6mm rifle twist

    10 twist is ideal for the bullet you've mentioned. I have a Shilen 6 grove 10 twist on my 6MM Remington and shoot the 87 grain V-Max really well. This is the only bullet I use on this rifle.
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    thanks. anyone kill anything with the 87gr. vmax? I have killed a few white tails. The one coyote a friend shot with it took it fell over jumped up and scattled away before we could get another shot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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    Re: 6mm rifle twist

    I have killed all kinds of critters with a 87 Vmax. From prarie dogs to coyotes. They are the cats meow, IMO. Never had a song doggie move after being hammered with an 87.
    Again, IMO, the 87grn VMAX has no peer in the 6mm class as a pure varmint bullet.
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    screech- I'm sure you already know, but yotes have got to be one of the toughest critters pound for pound, they just have a will to live. A bad hit coyote (which isn't hard to do) can run a ways. I've seen them take 200g+ bullets from my 300 RUM and keep on running. Never did find them because I obviously didn't hit them good enough. There tough little buggers to say the least.
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