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#5472440 - 12/11/14 11:10 PM 6mm twist
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So I want to order a 6mm barrel for a build. Almost everything ready to buy on the shelf is 1.8 twist. I want to stay with 90 gr bullets. The 1.8 is best for 105's. Im trying to avoid the long barrel wait, will 1.8 do be good for 90's.

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#5472536 - 12/12/14 06:09 AM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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A little more twist than you actually "need" is not a bad thing.
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#5472550 - 12/12/14 06:31 AM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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Run the 1:8" you'll be fine.
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#5472557 - 12/12/14 06:37 AM Re: 6mm twist [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
A little more twist than you actually "need" is not a bad thing.
+1
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#5472876 - 12/12/14 09:49 AM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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I wish my .243 was 1:8. Would give me a better high end range on projos - I can stabilize 100's, but just barely. Anything over that, or long bearing surface projos will keyhole.

Your barrel will shoot 90's just fine.

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#5473409 - 12/12/14 03:04 PM Re: 6mm twist [Re: schmellba99]
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Originally Posted By: schmellba99
I wish my .243 was 1:8. Would give me a better high end range on projos - I can stabilize 100's, but just barely. Anything over that, or long bearing surface projos will keyhole.

Your barrel will shoot 90's just fine.


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#5477223 - 12/14/14 09:22 PM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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the 1-8 twist is a good choice to go with unless you want to shoot the really light bullets. But if you decide to shoot a litter bigger than 90 someday the 1-8 will work great.

Walter

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#5477809 - 12/15/14 05:52 AM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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Just the new guy here, but a quick question; Have you tried all your powder options yet? I know a few degrees North or South on the ole BRC can have some pretty satisfying results w/o retooling the bench much or swappin' a barrel. ;-)

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#5480124 - 12/15/14 10:23 PM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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I bought a new stock and I don't like how light my factory tikka is, so I'm going to make it the way I want

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#5482356 - 12/16/14 09:03 PM Re: 6mm twist [Re: Brother in-law]
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I have a 10 twist on my 6mm Remington. Dang good shooter 70-100 gr bullets.
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