I ordered an 11'' twist .30

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Pat B., Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Pat B.

    Pat B. Active Member

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    I ordered an 11\'\' twist .30

    But was sent a 12 twist.. I'm sure I can return it if necessary.
    Will the 12 stabilize a 190smk...
    For long range hunting rig would a .300 Win. Mag. or the .300 WSM be a better choice? Others?
    Thanks,
    Pat
     
  2. ridge rider

    ridge rider Well-Known Member

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    Who did you order it from?
    Send it back and get what you ordered.
     
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  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    It would 'barely' stabilize a 190
     
  4. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    IMHO the 12x will handle the 190 just fine. This has been proven mathematically AND in the field. A very reliable twist/stability factor calculator shows over 1.4 gs. This is plenty. Berger Bullets recommends the 12x for their 190's which are longer than the SMK.

    I use to run the 200 Nosler ACCUBONDS in my 300 with a 12 twist with 1/2MOA accuracy and never showed any signs of instability. Even in cold sea level air. You will need an 11x for the 208-210 grain pills.

    That said, I would be pissed that I spent what we spend on barrels and got one that did not match the specs that I ordered and would demand an exchange. But that is just me.

    M
     
  5. BryanLitz

    BryanLitz <b>Official LRH Sponsor</b>

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    ^^^^^
     
  6. ridge rider

    ridge rider Well-Known Member

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    Hello Bryan,

    I'm having a bit of trouble trying to understand your comment above.
    Want to give it another shot.
     
  7. BryanLitz

    BryanLitz <b>Official LRH Sponsor</b>

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    Sorry,

    That's short-hand for: "I agree with everything said in the above post" (by Michael E.).

    -Bryan
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure it's a 12 twist? If it is, send it back... they should have no problem finding a home for it.

    -Mark
     
  9. ridge rider

    ridge rider Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, will keep that one in my memory bank.