.243 Twist Rate

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Slopeshunter, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, looking at a .243 that has a twist rate of 1:9.25". With this twist rate what range of bullet weight would be best to shoot?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    That twist rate should handel any weight bullet.

    A 1 in 10 is normal but the 1 in 9 or 1 in 8 will shoot them all.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Probably won't like the 105 Bergers or 107 MK's. Should be best with bullets 100g or less.
     
  4. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    It should stabilize pretty much any bullet in the 55g to 100g weight range. To shoot the heavy match bullets 1:8" is pretty much required.

    Fitch