Berger Bullets with 1:9.25 barrel twist?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by TTipsword, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. TTipsword

    TTipsword Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Can anyone Help me out on a barrel twist question? I am wanting to reload with some berger Bullets. I wanted to run some 168's But with a faster twist rate the 180's are recomended. With a tighter twist can i still shoot the lighter bullet, or should i go with the 180gr?
     
  2. lives2hunt

    lives2hunt Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    A faster twist is ok if your twist is to slow then you won't stabilize the bullet that s where the problems start.
     

  3. TTipsword

    TTipsword Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Thats what i thought, but on the website, a 168gr bullet needs a 1:10 twist, while a 180gr needs a 1:9. Slower twist for a faster bullet? thats where my confusin is at.
     
  4. lives2hunt

    lives2hunt Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    A 1 in 9 is turning the bullet one revolutin in 9 inches of barrel were a 1-10 does one revolution in 10 inches there for the 9 twist spins it faster. the smaller the number when talking twists is faster.
     
  5. TTipsword

    TTipsword Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    I understand the twist. I am just curious if i can shoot the 168gr bullet with a faster thn recomended twist.
     
  6. lives2hunt

    lives2hunt Active Member

    Messages:
    35
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    yes You can use faster just don't user to much slower than recommended
     
  7. TTipsword

    TTipsword Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Thanks for your help.
     
  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,226
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    a lot depends on barrel quality.
     
  9. TTipsword

    TTipsword Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    it is a factory remington barrel. 24 in.