Importance of barrel twist?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Ruby476, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Ruby476

    Ruby476 New Member

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    I am new to reloading and am looking at a number of load data charts. Many cite test information that is different than my firearms. For example, both 30-30 and 308 Winchester with twists of 1:12 and my rifles are 1:10. How important is this feature when reloading? If it is important how to compensate?
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Your 1:10 twist will stabilize the heavier bullets better than the 1:12 twist.
     

  3. Ruby476

    Ruby476 New Member

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    Thank you JTJ for the quick response!
    Have my new press set up...reading 2 different manuals...thought I was getting ready to reload and hit that huge pile of powder/bullet data!