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Old 10-23-2020, 06:03 PM
kmcdonou kmcdonou is offline
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Default Fur friendly bullets in 223 1:7 or 1:8 twist?

Long time lurker, first time poster. Looking to get a bolt action specialty pistol in 223, 15 inch barrel with brake, using a rifle scope. One of the regular contributors on Specialty Pistols forum suggested a 1:7 or 1:8 twist so I can eventually shoot longer distance if I wish. He lives in the wide open West, but I live in a very forested region in the northcentral U.S.

I will be moving out of town soon, and hope to find a place where I can shoot a lot, but again, not sure if I will find anywhere with a space over 300 yards. I would also like to start coyote hunting, with the idea of finding a fur friendly bullet.

Can I do that effectively if I have a 1:7 or 1:8 twist? I know those twists will stabilize heavier bullets, but may limit me on the lower end (50-55 grains), which is the commonly recommended bullet weight range to be fur friendly.

Just curious if I should go with a more common 1:9 twist for this cartridge.

Thanks much.
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:30 AM
Tom_AZ Tom_AZ is offline
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I have not had an issue shooting 55 grainers out of any of my faster twist barrels. It may require some load development, but you shouldn’t have an issue finding a fur friendly bullet that shoots.


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