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Savage model 10 223 twist rate

Does anybody know what the the twist rate on the barrel is ?

It is a heavy barrel rifle I don't know if that makes any difference or not

Any help is apprieciated

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  • HandgunHTR52HandgunHTR52 Member Posts: 2,735
    edited November -1
    Savage uses a 1 in 9" twist rate for all of their .223s.
  • nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,935 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    csjs1194,

    All of the Savage .223's that I've seen have had a 1:9" twist. But to be sure, you should put a tight patch on a cleaning rod and measure the twist in your specific barrel.

    Best.

    ADDED:

    223 Remington - 1 in 7" . . . . . . .Colt; Ruger Mini-14; Eagle Arms Eagle Eye;
    H&K SL8

    223 Remington - 1 in 8" . . . . . . .Eagle Arms Golden Eagle, Armalite

    223 Remington - 1 in 9" . . . . . . .Colt; Win. 70 HBV; Savage 110, 112, 116; Steyr
    Aug-SA; Eagle Arms standard models; Savage;
    Winchester 70

    223 Remington - 1 in 10" . . . . . .Ruger Mini-14 & #1

    223 Remington - 1 in 12" . . . . . .Colt Bolt Action, AR-15; Remington 760, 700,
    788, 7; H&R; Sako; Savage 340; Winchester
    70; Thompson/Center Contender, Encore and
    Rifle; Ruger # 1, 77; NEA Handi-Rifle, Howa; CZ

    223 Remington - 1 in 14" . . . . . .Remington 40-XB; Husqvarna; Savage 24-F+V,
    340; Wichita;Weatherby Vanguard; Cooper

    Best.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Most likely 9, although they will now sell you a 7 twist on request. I think their older guns were 12s.
    Run a tight patch on a swivel handled rod with a mark on it and measure how far it goes to make one revolution.
  • ChetStaffordChetStafford Member Posts: 2,794
    edited November -1
    Thanks for all the responses

    What bullets will 1:9 stabilize? In particular will 50gr. shoot well through it?
  • nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,935 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    csjs1194,

    From Shilen's website:

    .224 CF
    - 7" for bullets heavier than 80gr.
    - 8" for bullets up to 80gr.
    - 8"* Ratchet rifled 4 groove
    - 9" for bullets up to 70gr.
    - 12: for bullets up to 63gr.
    - 14" for bullets up to 55gr.
    - 14"* Ratchet rifled 4 groove
    - 15"* for bullets up to 55gr. driven 4,100 pfs or more
    - 16:* for bullets up to 55gr. driven 4,300 fps or more

    These weights can be a little misleading since it is the length of a bullet that determines the twist rate, especially when you consider that this can't include the longer VLD bullets and monometallics like Barnes.

    A website full of calculators including twist rate:

    http://kwk.us/

    Best.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    9 twist will stabilize 69 gr boattail match. Might handle a 75 gr bullet; some will, some won't. A substantially shorter/lighter bullet will be stable but the only way to know if it is accurate is to shoot the gun. My last 9 twist barrel shot 52 gr SMK very well.
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