7-08 and heavy bullet stability

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Ratwhiskers, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Ratwhiskers

    Ratwhiskers Member

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    Chaps.

    l've got a 7-08rem 24" 1-10 twist barrel throated for 150grns but how heavy a bullet could l expect this twist to stabilise, l was looking at either 168berger or 162A-max if possible. lf not l'll just drop for the 150smk and leave it alone, but the higher bc bullets do appeal.....
     

  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Both of those bullets will easily stabilize in a 10" twist. They do in mine. The Berger 180gr would be a problem.
     

  3. Ratwhiskers

    Ratwhiskers Member

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    VH.

    Many thanks for your reply, a good friend dropped a half box of Speer 160's off for me to play with so l'll start there and work up...... Hmmm long range Roe deer, now there's a thought.

    All the best.

    Ratty.
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