Twist rate on a 300 WSM

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by toader, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    I'm torn between a 1-10" and a 1-11" twist. I'll mostly be shooting 180 grain ammo for longer range hunting.

    What do you guys think??
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would chose the 1 in 10 for all bullet weights.

    If for some reason you wanted to shoot lighter bullets the 1 in 10 is very good and best
    for the heavy ones.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    My Tikka has a 11 twist... but if I rebarreled it I would put a 10 twist on it to shoot the heavy weights.
     
  4. .30 CAL

    .30 CAL Well-Known Member

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    I'm having one built with a 1-12. I only plan on shooting 175gr Bergers. If you check out their site a 1-12 is what they recommend for a 190gr VLD. So to answer your question go with the 1-11.
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    1-11 for sure

    guys are running 210s into screamer groups with 1-12s also.

    BH
     
  6. Locknload

    Locknload Active Member

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    +1 for JE a 1-10 is the way to go. The 1-10 will stabalize everything from 150s to 200s and shoot sub MOA in the WSM all day long.
    Best,
    Ed