Originally Posted by jekyllandhide
Alot of people say 1/7.5 is the best for 55g 223 i dont have the money or tine to find out for my self but i know alot of people shot a1/8 or1/7 twist
Im shooting a .223 26" Shilen barrel 1:8 built on a savage action with a choate tactical stock....
It loves the 50gr z-max/v-max no problem to get sub 1/4 MOA. Then again it likes 75 A-Max as well. Not to mention 62gr tsx for tougher critters. It will shoot it all very well sub 1/4 MOA. It is heavy though!!!
As far as velocity putting up 3200fps with 50gr (Not even close to max) 63gr tsx is 3000fps and 74gr A-Max is around 2800fps. I havent experimented much with my loads so I may be speeding them up down the road. That being said, with the accuracy that im seeing, I may leave it as is.