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Re: Please Explain Twist Rates

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Im confused, if faster twist rate mean you can fire heavy and light bullet, why don't all barrels have a fast twist rate. Is this because it is harder or more expensive to produce or is it because slower twist rates are more accurate for certain bullets ect.
You are confused..."if faster twist rate mean you can fire heavy and light bullet"

Generally speaking, the heavier the bullet in a given caliber, the faster the rate of twist required to stabilize the bullet. For instance, look at the Berger website

Berger Hunting Bullets

If you just look at the 6mm bullets you will see they manufacture 95, 105 and 115 grain bullets. 1:9 recommended for 95, 1:8 for 105 and 1:7 for 115.

Also generally speaking, when choosing your twist rate, you want to choose a rate that is appropriate for the heaviest bullet you plan to shoot.
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