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Thinking about a new caliber for my rifle.

ryan_marineryan_marine Member Posts: 635
edited December 2003 in Ask the Experts
I am thinking about changing my 700VLS 223 to somthing in the 6mm range. I have plenty of 223 cases and thinking about the 6x45. I have seen them shoot really good. I am wanting to know what barrel twist rate to go to. I want to shoot 80gr to 100gr bullets if it is posible. Let me know.

Ray

More Powder, More Lead, More Dead

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    MIKE WISKEYMIKE WISKEY Member, Moderator Posts: 9,981 ******
    edited November -1
    WITH THE HEAVYER BULLETS I WOULD THINK A 1/9 OR 10 WOULD BE ABOUT RIGHT.
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    KdubKdub Member Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Most commercial 6mm's, .243's, .244's - whatever you want to call them, seem to center on the 1:10 rate. A few are marketed with the 1:9 twist. The Remington 40XB in 6X47 has a rate of 1:12. The 40XBBR has a 1:14 rate.

    Used to have a Sako Forester in .243 Win. It had a twist of 1:10 and really stabilized the 85 to 95 grain bullets well.

    Keep off the Ridgeline
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    ryan_marineryan_marine Member Posts: 635
    edited November -1
    Now does any one know where I can get one of these. It must be a the thick barrel. All metal or the light one. It will be going on a VLS

    Thanks

    Ray

    More Powder, More Lead, More Dead
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