How can I find out what my twist rate is?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by AtownBcat, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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    I just got a Remington 700 police 308. I'm having trouble finding our what the twist rate of the barrel is. Any Ideas? Could I call Remington and give them the serial number and get the info? thanks in advance.

    Ryan
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Use a cleaning rod with a patch. Shove it in the barrel almost all the way to the muzzle. Pull it back, count the inches it takes to make 1 revolution.

    Or, I could just tell you that it is a 10" twist because that is what almost all of Remington's factory 30 cal barrels are.
     

  3. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the idea. I found an old write up about the gun and the writer said that they came in either 1 to 9 or 1 to 12 and i was thinking thats a big gap. That would be a heavy bullet for a 308 with a 1 to 9.
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a quick check with a cleaning rod is in order.
     
  5. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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    1 to 12 it is!! i had to oil up the cleaning rod good so it would rotate freely but it worked like a charm...thanks for the info!!

    Ryan