remington .243 twist rate?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by dbach, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. dbach

    dbach Member

    243
    Jul 31, 2011
    Trinity, TX
    I keep reading about barrel twist rates. Where do you get this information? I have a Remington 788 in .243, what would the twist rate be and where did you get the info?
     
  2. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    it might be engraved in the barrel, or look at the manufacturer's website for your model and it should tell you... it may not say "twist" it may have something on it like "9 inch" to represent a 1 in 9 twist. etc.
     

  3. Charles Christensen

    Charles Christensen New Member

    208
    Nov 13, 2011
    I had a .243 many years ago. Shot a rabbit with it. Never found the rabbit.
     
  4. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    You can cheack out a lot of factory twist rates HERE.

    As you can see, your rifle is 1 in 9".
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  5. dbach

    dbach Member

    243
    Jul 31, 2011
    Trinity, TX
    Thanks for the link. I see the 1 in 9". I assume that means the rifeling makes one full turn in 9 inches of length.
     
  6. 243winxb

    243winxb Member

    119
    Aug 12, 2011
    USA
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Years ago rem rifled thier .243s with 10 twist, then standardized with 9.25 twist. Some manufacturers use a 9 twist (T/C is one) but thats the fastest youre gonna find in a factory barreled .243.

    The reason for the 9 twist is because 99% of all factory loaded .243 is loaded with 100 gr bullets at the heaviest. and 9 twist is ideal for most 100 grain 6mm projectiles.
     
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