Barrel questions

bushwackr

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Hello all. Im going to be rebarreling my stw savage. I had a chamber cast done and smith just confirmed my suspicion that throat is torched. My fault totally, shot a lot and upper end charges. Accuracy went away.
My question is , I'm thinking a 28" big sporter. .700 on the muzzle and 1:8 twist. I want to run bullets in the 162-180 gr range. Is that a stiff enough of a tube? Is 1:8 to fast or run 1:9, 1:8.5? Just curious what seems to be working with everyone else
 

eshorebwhntr

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If you're only going up to 180s you only need to go as fast as 1-9 twist.

My dad has a 7 mag with a 28" finish fluted #5 Lilja and it has always shot fantastic.
 
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