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rifling twist vs. bullet weight

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by tadbart, Mar 14, 2012.


  1. tadbart

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    duuuuude.

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    i'm interested in a .223 with a 26" barrel and a 1:12 twist. what bullet weight am i most likely to have success with for 100-300 meter target/prairie dog shooting? thanks in advance!:wavey:
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    Something in the 45-60gr range. Try the various "varmint" loads you can buy at the sporting goods store.
     

  3. tadbart

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    duuuuude.

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    thanks for your time, sir. i thought 1:12 digested the lighter bullets better, but had to check with the pro. thanks again!