308 win, 210 berger vld, 30 inch tube, 12 twist?

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  1. gilmillan1

    gilmillan1 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I know that I don't have the correct twist rate to shoot the 210 vld but I am wondering if anyone has ever tried the 210s in a 12 twist tube?

    What should I expect if I do shoot them? I will single shoot them.

    Gil
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot them in an 11.25" twist .308, and mine shoots damn-near 1-hole groups. But 11.25 is alot closer to the recommended 11" twist, than 12" twist.

    I have been thinking of trying some in my 26" .30-06 AI that has a 12" twist, just to see if they'll stabilize. If I do try some, I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  3. gilmillan1

    gilmillan1 Well-Known Member

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    anyone who has tried them?
     
  4. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    I and a few others have shot the 215's out of a 1:12, which is nearly .1 longer, and they stabilized. In my case accuraccy wasnt spectacular but they hit pointy end first.
     
  5. 260VLD

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    The guys shooting British Match Rifle mostly use 1:10 twists for the 190-210 projectiles but they are shooting at 1000/1100/1200 yds.
    But as always there are always exceptions , guy I knew since passed , won a lot of F Class matches shooting .308 155's from a 1:10.

    Mike.