243. rate of twist

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by targetbuster, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. targetbuster

    targetbuster Member

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    I am looking a purchasing a remington 700vls in 243. What is the best rate of twist for this caliber? Info will be greatly appreciated
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  2. Aussie

    Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Targetbuster ,
    10 inch is standard and will work well with standard bullets in weights from 55gn to 105 gn .
    8 inch required for 105 gn and 107 gn VLD projectiles .
    Benchresters shoot 6mm projectiles 70 gn and lighter and use slower twists (around 14 inches I think) in the 6 mm PPC etc.
     
  3. Guest

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    Standard .243 twist is 10 if you want something else a custom barrel is in order.12 to 14 for light bullets up to 80/85 gr, 8 twist for the 107 vld's for really long range. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif