If buying a .308 Win, what twist rate for 24" barrel?

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  1. damoncali

    damoncali Gold $$ Contributor

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    It's fashionable to overspin bullets these days. The 11.25 will shoot just about anything you want to put though it, including 185s.
     
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    Even though I am far from an expert a 1-10t is hard to beat as an all around barrel. Sure it maybe over spinning some bullets but they are staying together and are accurate too. Another issues is how much freebore you have. That 125, 155, 175, & 185 are going to require less than your 200+ grain bullets by a large margin to get enough powder to make use of those high b.c.'s.
     
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  3. Eternal Student

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    Why don't you just run the numbers?? Check the length of the bullet and check your SG.
     
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  4. klloyd

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    As others have mentioned, a 1-10 to 1-11.25 would be suitable. I've been quite pleased with the Berger 175 OTM bullet with these twists. The Berger tactical line will stay relatively stable at longer distances (600+ yards) even with shorter barrels and lower muzzle velocities. What are your intentions for the rifle (distances, slow or rapid fire, etc)? For long range matches, I suggest you eventually get a longer barrel.
     
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    What kind of trigger upgrade do you expect in the Savage if you plan to compete in competition shooting.
     
  6. Lone Hunter

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    I have a Broughton 26" MTU Contour on my FTR rifle. It has a 1/11.25" twist. It shoots Sierra 175 SMK's and Berger 185 Juggs very well. Have not shot anything else out of it as both of these shoot great. I shoot them out to 1000 yds and they perform well.
     
  7. Josh Butler

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    I have a 12 twist 308 and have shout up to the 185 juggernauts out to 1000 yards with no issues. If I had it to do over I would get a 10 twist so there is no question. My 12 twist liked the 175 smk best of all. But the juggernaut held up better in the wind.
     
  8. PatrickH

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    http://www.bergerbullets.com/berger-bullets-twist-rate-recommendations-by-eric-stecker-bryan-litz/

    This link takes you to an article with some scientific stuff

    Should answer some questions
     
  9. 68cuda340

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    I'll throw in a 2nd vote for the Remington 5R's We have 3 between my sons and myself and all are very accurate shooters and affordable
     
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    10 twist
     
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  12. Don_Parsons

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    I did the factory 308 Remmy SPS 24" spoter barrle this fall, it's visited 9 long distance shoots,,, just closing in on the 500 rounds in the last 3 months. About 800 from the F Class rig.

    Mostly 400 and 800 meter shoots with the new pipe.

    I have another stock and Jewel trigger to attach after hunting season.

    She's a sweet shooter for a 9 lb all in rifle, I've been running a 178 ELD-X just shy of max pressure,,, 2635 ft-per seconds.

    The best groups shot so far are off the Remple rest with extra large solid core hard bunny-ear bag.

    Don
     

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