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Old 03-10-2012, 11:03 AM
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Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

Can anyone Help me out on a barrel twist question? I am wanting to reload with some berger Bullets. I wanted to run some 168's But with a faster twist rate the 180's are recomended. With a tighter twist can i still shoot the lighter bullet, or should i go with the 180gr?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:12 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

A faster twist is ok if your twist is to slow then you won't stabilize the bullet that s where the problems start.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:51 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

Thats what i thought, but on the website, a 168gr bullet needs a 1:10 twist, while a 180gr needs a 1:9. Slower twist for a faster bullet? thats where my confusin is at.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:13 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

A 1 in 9 is turning the bullet one revolutin in 9 inches of barrel were a 1-10 does one revolution in 10 inches there for the 9 twist spins it faster. the smaller the number when talking twists is faster.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

I understand the twist. I am just curious if i can shoot the 168gr bullet with a faster thn recomended twist.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:39 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

yes You can use faster just don't user to much slower than recommended
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

Thanks for your help.
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