1 in 10 Twist for .308 Win

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by scsims, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to buy a barrel with a 1 in 11 or 11.25 twist for a .308 win rifle I'm building, but it's hard to find a 11 twist right now unless I want to wait. Seem 10 twist are easier to come by, would a 10 twist be fine for a .308 win shooting 175 smks and 185 bergers or should I wait for the more optimal 11 twist?
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Scott

    In my opinion the 1-10 is the "optimal" barrel twist for any 308 caliber round. It will give you a lot more options for heavy bullets. In my experience a lot of guys start out wanting to shoot lighter bullets in there 308 win rifles, but then learn speed is not the key to this equation and opt to move up to the bigger pills in 200 plus grain category. One bullet that has become very popular for the 308 win is the 208g AMAX, they have a very high BC and a low cost. I hope my experience helps you out a little.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    It works with all bullets Up to and including the 220 and 240 grain Match kings.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    ++1 I have a 1-11.25 on my Scapel and 1-10 on my other 2 308 when I rebarrel the Surgeon it will have a 1-10 on it.
     
  5. Beluebow

    Beluebow Well-Known Member

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    Get the 1-10 you will be happy.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have an 11.25" 5R and it shoots the 210 VLD's just fine.