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    222 rem

    Thank you
    can some one tell me the right twist for the 222 rem for 40 to 55 gr pills

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    Most factory guns where 1-14", I use 1-12". Works better in cold weather and will handle a 55gr if needed.

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    I think most factory guns are 1 in 14". These will handle 55 grain bullets fine with the possible exception of the longer plastic-tipped 55 grain bullets. I have a very old Sako that's 1 in 16". Never tried 55s in that one. I seldom shoot anything but Sierra 50 grain bullets in any of my .222s. The difference in accuracy between the Sierra 50 and the Sierra 55 is very small with the slight advantage going to the 50s. A 1 in 12" twist may do a little better with the heavier bullet.

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    I have shot a Remington 788 in .222 with a 14 twist barrel using 52 grain bullets and that does very well.

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    Fourteen inch twist has been the standard for the 222 from day one. The heaviest bullet these guns will shoot accurately, I have found, is the sierra 63 grain semi point. These bullets are shorter than other 60 grain bullets which is the reason they stabilize well in 14" twist. Years ago I put togather a 222 with a 15" twist Douglas barrel for 40 gr. bullets and it turned out to be one of my best varmint guns. Never shot any heavier bullets in it although I think it would have done well with 50 grainers. I'm sure 14 twist would have worked just as good but I think the 15"gave me a little more velocity. Probably damn little!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin zuck View Post
    Fourteen inch twist has been the standard for the 222 from day one. The heaviest bullet these guns will shoot accurately, I have found, is the sierra 63 grain semi point. These bullets are shorter than other 60 grain bullets which is the reason they stabilize well in 14" twist. Years ago I put togather a 222 with a 15" twist Douglas barrel for 40 gr. bullets and it turned out to be one of my best varmint guns. Never shot any heavier bullets in it although I think it would have done well with 50 grainers. I'm sure 14 twist would have worked just as good but I think the 15"gave me a little more velocity. Probably damn little!
    Forgot to mention that it's the length of the bullet not it's weight that determine it's stability. That is why the 63 gr. Sierra performs better than some 55 and 60 gr. bullets.

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    Thanks every one

    think I will go with the 1 in 14
    Last edited by chris; 10-16-2018 at 02:29 AM.

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    Good choice!

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    Thanks every one You have been a big help
    Chris

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