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Old 07-15-2008, 02:27 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
That could be a whole thread unto itself - what you, or how many of, would you buy if? LOL

This week the lottery is $88 Mil, I'll make a deal with the Universe, if I am the sole winner, I will build all you guys the rifle of your choice free of charge.

Sounds great! we all will hold you to your stake of claim!

As far as answering your Question Jeep, I would stick to the .223, you can get some great grouping with it for your hogs, and the availability of the round would help your pockets. If you build your .223 black rifle what twist barrel are you going to use? If you were going with say a 1-12 or 1-14 I would say use a bullet weighing 40 to 55 grains. You should have some success with that combo. you can always hand load your rounds to the specific rifle if you wanted to shrink your groups some more.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:43 PM   #12
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I would be staying with the lighter end of the spectrum but "never" over 60 grains. I have been thinking 1-12 would be my best bet, but I may check out how my 1-9 rifles do with 50-55 grainers. Do you think 1-9 will be a little too fast for 50-52 grain bullets? I really don't have an ideal specified bullet weight but would like to keep it in this range. Thanks.
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1 in 9 is pretty good for about 55 gr to 62 gr. I shoot a 1 in 9 for both my CQB & my 16" that's in the gallery. I don't hand load for it though, I buy bulk from surplus ammo and shoot right out of the box.

If you want to drop down below that bullet weight ( 55gr. ), the conventional wisdom is to slow the twist rate down a bit.

The reloading guys can give you a better overall number, and this is an area that constantly gets batted back and forth. If we had the money would field three identical rifles, with different twist rates and compare groups from the same lot of ammo.

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