A question of twist


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Bananna bore
February 13, 2011, 09:28 PM
Have Smith and Colt .44's, all shoot great with 180 gr wad cutters (Gardners) to 320 grainers. Question is-- what is the deal with S&W 1917 & 25-5 (45COLT) that only shoot 230 gr very well but scatter 255-300-355 gr like a shotgun?:confused:

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schnarrgj
February 14, 2011, 02:19 PM
Here is a good starting point for what barrel twist means.http://stevespages.com/page8e.htm

Bananna bore
February 14, 2011, 10:58 PM
I know what twist is, I just find it strange that multiple brand 44's shoot almost all bullet weights well and S&W picks a rate that will only shoot 230 and less grain lead very well. Ruger Vaquero's I have will shoot 185 to 350 gr swc like nobody's business. Why would S&W use a twist rate that only shoots 1/2 the bullet weight available worth a crap, especially in 45 Colt?

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