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rem 700 twist rate

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mdpilot, Nov 16, 2004.

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  1. mdpilot

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    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?
     
  2. HankL

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    AFAIKR 1:9 or was once upon a time.
    hth
     
  3. Delmar

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    Remington lists the 243 at 1:9 1/8" twist. Odd.....
     
  4. HankL

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    Delmar, Wasn't that for the Mod. 600 carbine? :confused:
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    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. :eek:
     
  5. hps1

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    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.

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    hps
     
  6. mdpilot

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    twist rate

    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.
     
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    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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