savage 7-08 twist

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by kshunter, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. kshunter

    kshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I haven't been on for a while but I just wanted to get some opinions on sthe savage twist rate for their 7mm-08 they list a 1:11.5 twist, seems kinda slow does anyone have any experience with 162 A-max bullets out of one of these rifle/twist rate combos. Will that twist rate stabilize 160 class projectiles? I have my doubts but just wanted to see if anyone agrees or disagrees. Thanks in advance for the input!
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    About all you can do is try it and see.

    My guess is not very well.

    A 1 in 9 would be my first choice for 160gr+ bullets.

    You would probably have to shoot 120 to 140grain bullets to have any chance of accuracy.

    J E CUSTOM