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Unread 04-09-2011, 04:38 PM
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1x8 twist

Ive read that the 1x8 twist is the way to go if you want to shoot the 105 VLD's and down to th 75gr V-Max................
This twist rate thing has puzzled me....................
With a .243 Ackley...........would the 1x8 work with these bullet weights.........?

Not sure

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    Unread 04-09-2011, 05:58 PM
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    Re: 1x8 twist

    It should work just fine... The lighter weight bullet would be the concern, if any.
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    Unread 04-10-2011, 10:18 PM
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    Re: 1x8 twist

    The rifling twist imparts spin to the bullet in flight (like throwing a spiral football). The longer/heavier the bullet, the faster you need to spin it in order to stabilize it in flight.

    While there is some risk of overstablizing light weight/shorter bullets which would degrade accuracy, the bigger problem is when you understabilize the longer/heavier bullets. That problem is compounded when you consider that the these are the high BC bullets preferred for LRH.

    When in doubt, build your rifle with a twist sufficient to stabilize the heaviest/longest bullet that you intend to shoot.

    Hope this helps,
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    Unread 04-11-2011, 12:24 AM
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    Re: 1x8 twist

    Thanks Richard that helps......................
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    Unread 04-12-2011, 09:33 PM
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    Re: 1x8 twist

    I'm running a 1-9"tw on my current 243AI and it loves the 105's, both VLD's and Amax's. I haven't tried any light bullets in it. Though I've had no issues running 40Vmax's in my 1-8" 223AI's and a 1-8" 22-250.

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    Unread 04-20-2011, 08:23 PM
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    Re: 1x8 twist

    My 243AI loves the 105 vld and the 105 amax, it shoots the 87 vmax into one ragged hole.

    Just my .02
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