.308 shilen select match

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JOSE A. MARINE, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    I own one of this barrels, but it has a twist of 1:12 and would like to know if its worth chambering it in 300 WSM?

    which would be the limit on bullet weight?

    or should I chamber it for the old venerable 308 win.?

    please help with your experience.

    thanks
    JOE
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    The 1-12 will shoot the 190gr Sierra Match King out of a 308 accurately. The chambering depends on what your wanting to do with it and what action your building on. A 300WSM set up and chambered to shoiot the 175gr Berger VLD would make a good long range deer gun and paper gun.
     

  3. SUNDEVIL

    SUNDEVIL Well-Known Member

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    I just had a 1/12 lilja chambered for the 300 wsm. Should be fun to shoot with the 168vld. Bergers site says 1/12 will stabilize the up to the 190 vld.
     
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

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    The 1-12 WSM will definitely shoot the FB and VLD 190s with zero problems.

    Some guns have shot amazing groups with 210 Bergers in 1-12s also. Depends on the length and mftr of the barrel sometimes.

    There are a couple guys running 187 FB out of equivalent cases for 1k with a 1-14 twist with great groups.

    BH
     
  5. Earl Fouraker

    Earl Fouraker Well-Known Member

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    My 12 twist barrel shoots the 190 SMK's excellent.......I think that would be about as heavy as I would go with that twist rate. Alot of it depends on what bullet you plan on shooting.
     
  6. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys...

    I have a rem 721 and a rem 700 for future projects, both are long actions but only one is a magnum(721). I dont mind the long action on a short chambering, but just planning what to do...

    how about the 1:12 for a 300 rum? I`ll just hunt deer with it. so if 190 grainers are max, I´m O.K.

    thanks guys..
    Joe