Browning Hell Canyon Long Range 7mm Rem 1:9.5 vs 1:8 twist.

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  1. Deerhntr71

    Deerhntr71 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Browning 7mm Rem long range last fall with 1:9.5 twist barrel. I now see browning is now making them with 1:8 twist. I haven't shot mine yet as I haven't decided what scope to put on it, and busy fishing. Was wondering if it would pay to trade it for one with the 1:8 twist?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I would get the 1:8 if you can. It expands your bullet options exponentially, and will allow you to shoot the LR bullets like the Berger 195 Elite Hunters. Might even call Browning and see if they'll swap you for an identical rifle with a 1:8, or put a new 1:8 barrel on yours...
     
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    Deerhntr71 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I hadn't even thought of contacting Browning.
     
  4. jebel

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    I second what MudRunner said.
     
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    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    Faster twist will keep more options open, do it if you can
     
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    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    what do you plan on shooting in it?? Up to a 150 grain pill it really makes no difference, but if you want to toss 175-195 grain bullets you ought to get the faster twist.
     
  7. Deerhntr71

    Deerhntr71 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to shoot the 175-195 grain bullets.
     
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    What are you fishing for
     
  9. Deerhntr71

    Deerhntr71 Well-Known Member

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    Walleye
     
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    What altitude are you shooting and hunting at? If you're up high the 9.5 should be fine up to 180's. If you're down low definitely the 8" would be beneficial. In my mind, a saami chambered 7RM is at its best with 168-180 grain pills.