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#5493457 - 12/22/14 04:23 PM .300 win recommendations
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What barrel twist rate and length are ideal?
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#5493473 - 12/22/14 04:31 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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What bullet do you want to shoot? Your question is too general. I run a 1:11" twist in my 300 WM and shoot up to the Hornady 225 grain BTHP bullets. If you want to run the Berger 230 or 240 SMK, then a 1:10" is needed. I prefer a 1:11".
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#5493545 - 12/22/14 05:02 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
What bullet do you want to shoot? Your question is too general. I run a 1:11" twist in my 300 WM and shoot up to the Hornady 225 grain BTHP bullets. If you want to run the Berger 230 or 240 SMK, then a 1:10" is needed. I prefer a 1:11".


^^What Chad said^^

If I'm building a 300 Win Mag or 7 Rem Mag they will have a 26" barrel. Ya got all that powder, ya need to give it room to burn, and still be inside the barrel.
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#5494918 - 12/23/14 09:16 AM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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I am shooting a Lilja 1:10 twist finished at 27". I'm currently just loading the 208 amax and it is shooting lights out.

I want to load some 230 bergers for elk eventually, but right now the 208's are hammering steel and dropping deer in their tracks, so I'm happy.

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#5494944 - 12/23/14 09:22 AM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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I have 26" lilja barrel with 1/10 and am running 168gr ttsx

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#5494949 - 12/23/14 09:23 AM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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If I want to load heavies I can no reason to limit yourself

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#5495897 - 12/23/14 04:09 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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I always do 1:10 at 25 inches then do a 1 inch break
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#5496537 - 12/23/14 09:42 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: HorizonFirearms]
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Originally Posted By: HorizonFirearms
I always do 1:10 at 25 inches then do a 1 inch break

A 1" WHAT???
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#5496547 - 12/23/14 09:46 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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Don't have a BRAKE down, it's just a typo


Edited by P & Y (12/23/14 09:48 PM)
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#5496654 - 12/23/14 10:39 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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Sorry typing on phone at Christmas party missed that sorry chad, you get my voicemail ?
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#5497898 - 12/24/14 02:51 PM Re: .300 win recommendations [Re: Mfloski]
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LOL! I know!! No, but I'll call you.
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