Hello everyone, I've been hanging around here doing some reading for a while but just now posting. I have a Remington 700 VLS in 223 with a factory 1x12 twist barrel. I recently had it shortened to 22 inches. I have had past success with the 60 grain V-max out to 500 yards, but have always thought I was at the end of the performance spectrum bullet weight wise for the slow twist barrel. Everything I've always read said the 69 grain sierra matchking required a minimum 1x9 twist and wouldn't stabilize at all. I decided I didn't have anything to lose and loaded up some of them in front of H4895 and fired a 3 shot group at 100 yards that measured about .8". I was amazed that it actually stabilized. Do any of you have any similar experiences with 223 and 1x12 twist? If it stabilized at 100 yards, will it continue to be stable at say 500, or will the reduction in velocity cause it to start tumbling? It will be a while before I get to shoot at distance again to try it out, but I thought I'd get some opinions from all of you knowledgeable folks. Thanks!