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Old 11-16-2017, 03:29 PM
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Original factory barrel with a 1/9 twist has been shot out - approx. 3000 rounds over the years

Looking for your thoughts on a new barrel and twist

I prefer 140-160gr bullets so my thinking is a 1/8 or a 1/7.5 twist

Thank you all up front for your suggestions - Stob
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:54 PM
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Call Bob Jury, he's an Alberta barrel maker. I've got two of his 1 in 8, 6.5's, you won't be disappointed.
(403) 302-3005

Bob @ Custom Gunworx, can install it for you.
403-854-8712
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:09 PM
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Original factory barrel with a 1/9 twist has been shot out - approx. 3000 rounds over the years

Looking for your thoughts on a new barrel and twist

I prefer 140-160gr bullets so my thinking is a 1/8 or a 1/7.5 twist

Thank you all up front for your suggestions - Stob
I'm currently shooting Woodleigh 160 RN out of an RKS 8 Gain twist.
It handles all bullets from 129 thru 160 very well.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:50 PM
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By far, the majority of 6.5 bullets (even long pointy ones like Bergers) will be optimally stabilized by the 8 twist or slower. I’ve had at least 10 eight twist barrels and only one 8.5. Never had a stabilization issue with any of them. If you are planning on shooting copper solids, it would be a good idea to check for the recommended twist given that copper is lighter by volume than lead core...so may be longer in equal weight bullets.
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:48 PM
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Call Bob Jury, he's an Alberta barrel maker. I've got two of his 1 in 8, 6.5's, you won't be disappointed.
(403) 302-3005

Bob @ Custom Gunworx, can install it for you.
403-854-8712
I concur. Recently installed a Jury 6.5 1:8. Shoots 1/2" groups easily from a sporter rifle. Had Henry Remple chamber and fit the barrel.

Tremendous value.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:53 PM
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1:8 Does it all.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:41 PM
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I wouldn't go any faster than 1-8 as it's the perfect twist for 6.5
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