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#7218116 - 07/07/18 01:31 PM What twist rate to look for?
Goodo Texas Boy Offline
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Hello,

I am thinking of buying the Savage 270 or 6.5 Creedmore to hunt hogs and deer.

How do I know what twist rate to look for with rifles or does this matter? How does rate of twist play a role in decision making?

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Edited by Goodo Texas Boy (07/07/18 01:39 PM)

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#7218120 - 07/07/18 01:38 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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1:8 will do about anything you ever want to do with a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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#7218121 - 07/07/18 01:39 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Pretty much every Creedmoor made is going to have a 1:8 barrel, unless you get something custom put on. 1:8 will pretty much shoot any load you want it to.

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#7218137 - 07/07/18 02:11 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
1:8 will do about anything you ever want to do with a 6.5 Creedmoor.
Originally Posted By: kmon1
1:8 will do about anything you ever want to do with a 6.5 Creedmoor.


Thank you kmon1

The Savage 270 have a twist rate of 1:10, what does this mean? Does this mean I am limited to what grain of bullet I can use?

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#7218161 - 07/07/18 02:46 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Not really. That should be just fine for any .270 ammo you'll find on the shelves.
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#7218167 - 07/07/18 02:50 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Major manufacturers usually put barrels on their guns that have a twist rate that can use the majority of the factory ammo that is available for the chambering.
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#7218168 - 07/07/18 02:51 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: HandgunHTR]
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Originally Posted By: HandgunHTR
Major manufacturers usually put barrels on their guns that have a twist rate that can use the majority of the factory ammo that is available for the chambering.


Thanks HandgunHTR, so no worry on the twist rate.

Tank you all. I appreciate the help

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#7218193 - 07/07/18 03:29 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Goodo Texas Boy]
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Twist rate is something you should pay attention too. All the guys above are correct but you need to know what bullet you want to shoot and then make sure it'll stabilize in the twist you're looking at. The tighter the twist (or faster) the heavier the bullet you can stabilize.

Hope that helps explain it a little clearer.
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#7218331 - 07/07/18 06:39 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Twist rate is something you should pay attention too. All the guys above are correct but you need to know what bullet you want to shoot and then make sure it'll stabilize in the twist you're looking at. The tighter the twist (or faster) the heavier the bullet you can stabilize.

Hope that helps explain it a little clearer.


In general, correct; but technically LONGER. Stabilization has to do with length, not weight.

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#7218455 - 07/07/18 10:37 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: ckat]
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Originally Posted By: ckat
Originally Posted By: Judd
Twist rate is something you should pay attention too. All the guys above are correct but you need to know what bullet you want to shoot and then make sure it'll stabilize in the twist you're looking at. The tighter the twist (or faster) the heavier the bullet you can stabilize.

Hope that helps explain it a little clearer.


In general, correct; but technically LONGER. Stabilization has to do with length, not weight.


You're right but as a rule of thumb to someone not familiar with bullets that's an easier explanation and an easier way for him to be able to look on the shelves and tell. wink
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#7219044 - 07/08/18 07:47 PM Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Judd]
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Thank you all I appreciate the help

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