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Conicals are longer and much heavier and need a faster twist in order to stabilize. This is a relative thing. A twist like one turn in 32 inches just might shoot both round balls and conicals well.
 

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Not only twist but length of barrel are important in these calculations.

COMMONLY, it is stated that /48 is the half way point. anything faster is conical, anything slower is round ball.

I have a special Rice barrel, its 1/60 @ 42 inches. I shoot only roundball, and they do go a long ways.
 
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