browning a bolt 223wssm

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  1. beagle24

    beagle24 Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    gun shoots well with 55gr but i want to go to 65 gr i handload also i would like to get aheavy barel any recomendations
  2. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2009
    Check your twist rate. When you get much above 55 gr a 1:14 to 1:12 rate will not stableize the longer bullets. As for a barrel, check with a local gunsmith. But my preferance is lilja and make sure when ordering to ask for a twist rate of 1:7 to 1:9 to stablize the longer more ballistic efficient bullets like the 80 gr hornady a max with a bc of .453.gun)