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Best bullet for a strange twist

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rem700SD, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Rem700SD

    Rem700SD Well-Known Member

    I've got a .300 Win Mag with a 1 in 8 twist (don't ask me how). Any advice on what the best bullet(wt/brand) for this thing would be? This is for targets, not field loads.
    thanks in advance,
  2. esheato

    esheato Well-Known Member

    The heavier the better. I would start out with something around 180 and work up from there. Recoil won't be fun, but what can ya do? I prefer Sierra bullets, but any of the big manufacturers will work.

    Best of luck.

  3. Delmar

    Delmar Well-Known Member

    I would be looking at 200-220 grain minimum. Sound like enough twist to stabilize the 250 grain Sierra HPBT match bullets
  4. redneck2

    redneck2 Well-Known Member

    if you don't have a muzzle brake, that would be the first place to start

    some of the web sites have twist rate calculators. Sometimes the bullet companies suggest optimum twist.

    I'd start with SMK's, and/or the heaviest A-Max I could get. That twist is gonna spin a real heavy bullet. I would suspect it was set up for long range target.

    also http://www.centerfirecentral.com/
  5. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    Remember - twist rate requirements are really driven by bullet length, not weight. You now have the opportunity to try some really fun low-drag or non-lead-based bullets (Barnes, etc.) that otherwise may not have stabilized properly in a 1:10" barrel.

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