338 edge Twist Rate?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by SidTheKidd, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. SidTheKidd

    SidTheKidd Well-Known Member

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    Going to build a 338 EDGE. What twist rate it optimal if I wanna shoot both 250 and 300 gr bullets?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Most go with a 10" twist. That's what I used on the two that I have built. Works fine for the 300g SMK's. I also understand they work well on the 300g Berger Hybrids.
     

  3. bogger01

    bogger01 Well-Known Member

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    i shoot the 250 grain smks and have had great accuracy with them.my edge is a 1:10 twist which will also take the 300 grain smks.
     
  4. SidTheKidd

    SidTheKidd Well-Known Member

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    Got a 1-9.5 layin around. See anything wrong with that?
     
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  6. youngbuck

    youngbuck Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't hesitate with a 9.5. My smith recomended a 9.3 on an edge. I ended up going a different route and my 338LM will have a 1 in 9.