rem 700 twist rate


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mdpilot
November 16, 2004, 06:48 PM
I recently bought a used Rem. 700BDL SS in 243 and i'm trying to find the twist rate for the barrel to help the hand load decisions. Any ideas?

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HankL
November 16, 2004, 07:12 PM
AFAIKR 1:9 or was once upon a time.
hth

Delmar
November 16, 2004, 07:15 PM
Remington lists the 243 at 1:9 1/8" twist. Odd.....

HankL
November 16, 2004, 07:28 PM
Delmar, Wasn't that for the Mod. 600 carbine? :confused:
Edited to add:
After visiting Remington's web site :cool: I see that 9 1/8" twist is what they use in all of their .243 Wins. today. :o

hps1
November 16, 2004, 07:37 PM
Easy to find out; put snug-fitting patch on your cleaning rod and run it almost through the barrel, mark rod @ 12 o'clock at the muzzle and pull rod out slowly; when your mark is exactly 12 o'clock again, measure distance back to muzzle from the mark.

Regards,
hps

mdpilot
November 17, 2004, 01:54 PM
I used the tight patch method and after many tries I got a consistant 9 5/8" reading. Wierd??? Any suggestions on bullet selection? :banghead: I wanted to use it for varmints. 55 to 87 grain bullets are my prefference.

hps1
November 17, 2004, 02:17 PM
Maybe someone else can give you bullet suggestions for varmints. I always used 100 gr. bullets for silhouette shooting in my 6mm Rem. Good luck!

Regards, hps

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