11" twist vs. 200 gr. accubond?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bigcat_hunter, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

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    Do you think a 11" twist barrel will spin a 200 grain accubond out of a 300 wsm? I just bought a Sako 75 finnlight and did not realize it was a 1 in 11" twist.
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    No dought, it will spin it....
     
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  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend 180 E-Tips or 168 TTSX's. These would be pushing it. The 300 WSM is not favorable to long bullets (especially with a narrow ogive) due to magazine length and powder displacement.

    And I agree with jwp that a 1:11 would not do a good job spinning the 200 AB.
     
  4. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    From what I've read I believe the 11 twist will stabilize the 200 gr ABs.
     
  5. jwp475

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    That's what I was trying to say, but apparently I didn't word my responce well
     
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  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you did say that. I misread it.

    I based my opinion on Barnes recomending a 1:10 or greater twist for their 200 gr TSX. But it is a longer bullet with a different design.
     
  7. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

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    Well if it will stabilize the bullet I am going to try to work up a load. The 200 grain accubond looks like it would be a great long range bullet. I didn't want the excess recoil of a 300 ultra so I bought the shortmag. This gun will be my primary hunting rifle with the occasional long range shots. I already have the big 338 for dedicated long range work. Maybe I'll post the results when I get it all fingered out.
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    The 200 AB is a good bullet with a good BC but it my crowd your powder space though. I'll be very interested in hearing your results as I have a Sako 85 Finnlight 300 WSM. I plan on usung the 180 E-Tip which has a descent BC.
     
  9. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    And about the same lenght as the 200 gr. Accu Bond
     
  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you have a point there.