M70 twist rate

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by mustanggt, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. mustanggt

    mustanggt Member

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    I bought one in a featherweight 264 win mag. Not sure of twist rate 1 in 9 maybe? If so it would seem that it wont stabilize 140gr bullets. Wanted to try the Berger VLD hunting. I wanted to shoot that weight. Would it be borderline? I suppose i will just have to try it out. Anyone have any experience? Its new by the way.
     
  2. flytyn

    flytyn Member

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    It is 1:9. I have the Ultimate Shadow in, .264, with a 26 inch barrel. It shoots less than half moa with the Berger 140 vld. Shoot the Berger bullets and see if your rifle likes them.
     
  3. mustanggt

    mustanggt Member

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    Flytyn, thank you for the reply. I hope it shoots well. I'll give em a try and report back. Thanks again.
     
  4. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5x55 with a 9 twist that shoots 140 VLD's very accurately. Though I have heard reports of the 140 class VLD's not stabilizing in 9 twist barrels, that has not been my experience. The only way to know for sure is to try them.

    I also have an M70 Sporter in .264 Win Mag. I developed a load with 140g Partitions first in anticipation of hunting at shorter ranges. It shoots those just fine. I haven't had a chance to develop loads with VLD's yet, so I don't know if my rifle will shoot them well or not. I have plans to try the VLD's with Retumbo and RL-33.
     
  5. mustanggt

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    That's good to hear. I'd like to try some of the real slow powders like Retumbo, H1000 etc. But none to be had locally. Powder is hard to get. Not a problem getting some primers. Thanks for the help fellas.