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    22-243 rifle twist

    What is the ideal twist for a 22-243 Wildcat with a 28" barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dokey View Post
    What is the ideal twist for a 22-243 Wildcat with a 28" barrel?
    What bullet length & FB, or, BT? RG

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    Quote Originally Posted by dokey View Post
    What is the ideal twist for a 22-243 Wildcat with a 28" barrel?
    What bullets?
    What are you going to do with it?

    Weight and form factor drive required twist.

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    Iíve built a lot of .22-243ís. 8 twist for 80 gr bullets is what most all of them had. A very few 14ís. The first .22-243 I built was a .22 Waldog benchrest barrel that I took off because it was fouling. When rechambered it fouled worse but would run a 52 gr bullet at 4250 FPS out of a 22Ē barrel. There after they were barreled with 8 twist barrels and would run a 80 gr bullet at 3400-3500 FPS.

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    22/243 with 14 Twist

    I had a24 inch 14 nTwist 22 ppc with a few rounds on it, still in great shape. I re chambered the 22 PPC to a 22/243 AI using a reamer with zero freebore. Now shooting the 60g Sierra HP at 4000 fps into a bug hole.

    Carbon fouling is a serious issue with this cartridge, and I hope you have a bore scope to monitor the fouling.

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