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What barrel twist do you have ? 1/9 -1/8-1-7

I new to this. What are the different characteristics of each barrel??

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I new to this. What are the different characteristics of each barrel??

The numbers are the length it takes for the rifling to make one full rotation in inches.

 

Faster twist like 1:7 vs. 1:9 usually shoot longer, most often heavier, bullets. In a 223/556 a 1:9 is normally good to 69 grains. A 1:7 will do up to 80 or so.

 

Greg

 

Welcome to the board.

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Thanks for the education! Appreciate it.

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