Twist Question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by dakor, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Can a 11 1/4 twist 300 win mag shoot bullets up to 200 grains? They would not be ULD bullets but I was wondering if the 200gr Accubond would work.
     
  2. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Going to be borderline, but I would guess it would.

    My 11 twist handles the 200 and 210 VLD's fine, but goes a bit faster than the WM would push them.

    I would use a 10 twist if buying a barrel specifically for the 300 WM, but if wanting to try a box of Accubonds I'd go for it. Switch to the 180 if they're unstable.
     
  3. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering because a guy has a 30 cal barrel for sale with that twist. Thanks for the info Brent.
     
  4. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Dakor,

    I have a customer shooting the 200 gr Accubond into sub 3/4 moa groups with a 1-12 twist barrel loaded to 3200 fps. Is this match grade accuracy, no but it holds minute of bull elk out farther they he will ever be shooting.

    I would think your twist would handle any flat based bullet easily, the boattails in extreme cold weather or at longer range may be an area to look into.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  5. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info Kirby I am still debating if I am going to buy this barrel.