twist rate?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Bill Maylor, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Bill Maylor

    Bill Maylor Well-Known Member

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    Can you look through a barrel and tell what the twist is? I have a few rifles and dont know what the twist is. Need some help please.. Bill Maylor.
     
  2. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bill, I ask the same question here about 6 months ago and these guys helped me out so now i get to pass it forward...I don't think you can tell just by looking but you can use a cleaning rod and tightly fitting patch. I bought a good one piece carbon rod because the bearings are so much better than the cheap rods..but if you were careful im sure you can use one of the cheap ones. Well really all you do is get the patch started down the barrel and make a small mark on your cleaning rod, continue to push the patch down the barrel until the rod makes a full turn. Then measure the distance it took to make one full turn...if it was 9 inches then it is a 1 to 9 twist if it took 10 inches then it is a 1 to 10 and so on.....hope this helps
     

  3. Bill Maylor

    Bill Maylor Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Mr AtownBcat, simple enought, I will give that a try:). Bill Maylor.