TOO MUCH TWIST?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by texas, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. texas

    texas Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to have too much twist? I know that for larger and heavier bullets a faster twist is good but, can you over do it? And if so what happens and how does it effect accurracy?
     
  2. dr71749

    dr71749 Active Member

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    Several reasons not to go to fast on twist. One of the easy ones, I have experienced is the greater RPM's of the bullet. Too fast and they will sling apart[350,000 rpm or so]. Seems to be a good bit of info on what works best in a given caliber and a given cartridge. What were you looking for in particular.
     

  3. texas

    texas Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm looking at pushing a .366 cal 250gr bullet at 3200-3500fps; a 286gr around 3000-3150fps and a 300gr about 2900-3100 fps. I know that the standard twist for this caliber is 1-12 or 1-14 but was thinking of going with a 1-10. Not quite sure why, just feel that the faster twist and a 26" barrel would be better suited.