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#6611663 - 01/01/17 09:08 PM Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor
Null90 Offline
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Looking at shooting 120-130 grain bullets out of a 20" barrel. Thoughts please.

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#6611676 - 01/01/17 09:14 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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1/8

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#6611679 - 01/01/17 09:15 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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Sorry to hijack, but what is the right twist for 140 ELD bullets?

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#6611684 - 01/01/17 09:17 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: patriot07]
HCHunter28 Offline
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Sorry to hijack, but what is the right twist for 140 ELD bullets?


1/8.

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#6611696 - 01/01/17 09:24 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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No reason to do anything slower than 1/8. The only thing it won't stabilize properly from a 6.5 cm is the heaviest-for-caliber copper solids.

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#6611718 - 01/01/17 09:36 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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Ok, thanks. Little brother is considering one and I was trying to tell him that the 140 ELD Hornady match ammo was a good factory option, but I had no idea what twist to get.

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#6612533 - 01/02/17 02:05 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: patriot07]
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Thanks guys.

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#6612631 - 01/02/17 03:16 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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I use a 1:8.5 and shoot 140's.

That twist probably has something to do with why I make more velocity than the usual 6.5 Creedmoor.
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#6612650 - 01/02/17 03:24 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: FiremanJG]
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#6612697 - 01/02/17 03:51 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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#6612986 - 01/02/17 06:27 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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Im with fireman, i use an 8:5 in my sons CM shoots 120-143 no problem. Will be nice once i start load 123s for his CM and the grendel, one stop shoppin

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#6613100 - 01/02/17 07:05 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
patriot07 Offline
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We're looking at factory rifles, so I was just wondering what twist rates are acceptable. Seems like most were 1:8, especially in the Savage lineup.

Thanks!

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#6613101 - 01/02/17 07:07 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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Follow-up question: why doesn't Tikka offer a 6.5 CM in their rifles? Or do they offer it and it just isn't on their website?

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#6613121 - 01/02/17 07:16 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Follow-up question: why doesn't Tikka offer a 6.5 CM in their rifles? Or do they offer it and it just isn't on their website?


They do offer it. They just don't import it regularly. You can get a big Tikka distributor to have one shipped over if you can find one that is willing to do so.

As for twist rates, my Ruger Hawkeye Predator is a 1:8 and shoots 140 Bergers fine.

Lots of discussion and good info at www.65creedmoor.com and a great bunch of guys.
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#6613128 - 01/02/17 07:19 PM Re: Rate of twist for 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Null90]
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Got it. Seen references on here and other places to them, but nothing on their US website. Weird. They would sell a ton of them.

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