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What twist rate to look for? #7218116
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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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1:8 will do about anything you ever want to do with a 6.5 Creedmoor.

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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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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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Re: What twist rate to look for? [Re: Goodo Texas Boy] #7218161
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thank you all I appreciate the help

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