Originally Posted by 6mm Remington
Amen to that brother! Remington messed up big-time on that one!
Opinions will vary a great deal on the twelve twist barrel verses the nine twist one. I've seen 90 bullets stabalize well in the twelve twist, but they all carry a low B/C. Yet most 85 grain bullets work well in that twist rate. I shot sub half inch groups out of all three rifles using the Hornaday 85 grain bullets, and one of the Rugers would shoot in the mid fours and high three on a regular basis. Yet if you are shooting something like an 80 grain Blitz in them, you are over stabalizing them. Thus causing the group size to grow a bit. My 6BR uses a 14 twist barrel, and it will stabalize the 80 grain Blitz; although they are starting to open up slightly. The 75 grain bullet is near perfect. Shooting Times did a couple tests many years back compairing slow twist barrels with the fast twist barrels, and the results were surprising. I think Remington should have done a ten twist barrel in the .244, as it would have pretty much worked with every bullet on the market at the time. Remember the 24 caliber was originally ment to be a varmit rig.