.375 Barrels for big magnums

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cheif wsm, May 29, 2009.

  1. cheif wsm

    cheif wsm Member

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    hey can anyone reccomend a barrel manufacturer that makes a suitable barrel for a .375 Cheytac firing 350gn+ bullets, looking for 1:11 to 1:11.5 twist rate
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    cheif,
    Here are just a few:

    Krieger- 1:12x
    Lawton- any twist you want
    Shilen-1:12x
    Pac Nor- 3 groove 1:12x and 1:15
    5 groove 1:8x and 1:12x
    6 groove 1:10x and 1: 14x
    Broughton- 1:12x
    Depending on what bullet you plan to shoot in the 375, barrel twist can be quite critical.
    JIM
     

  3. cheif wsm

    cheif wsm Member

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    cheers for that,most of the hand-lathed high B.C bullets that i have found reccomend a 1:11 twist, would I be better to have more twist rather than not enough for those heavy bullets?
     
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    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with what twist would be required for the solids, but I beleive 11x would be about right for the 350gr SMK.