rate of twist in carbine

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Todd Birch
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rate of twist in carbine

Post by Todd Birch » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:46 pm

It occurred to me today that I had never meaured the rate of twist in any of my '63 rifles.

My .50 carbine has a twist of 1x42". By comparison, my 50-70 Military Rifle has 1x36', a twist that will not stabilize 600+ gr bullets. Just as well - they aren't fun to shoot in a rifle that light!

Now I'm wondering what twist the '63 percussion Military Rifle has ...... ?
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Twist rate:

Post by HvyMtl » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:45 pm

I think you will find it to be 1 in 48 twist for the rifle. My rifle shoots the Lymann mini ( 420 gr. ) and the 520 gr Ped bullets very well. The mini's are hard to beat out to 100-125 yds.


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