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I'm having a 280 Ackley Improved built.  26" Douglas Air Gauge barrel.  My question is, What twist?  9 or 10?

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  The general consensus I've seen has been for 1 in 9.  Here is one bbl makers recommendation on twist rates:http://www.eabco.com/TwistRate.htm
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i would go with a 1 in 10 myself, more than likely your going to shoot bullets in weights from 140-160gr anyway. the 1:9 is for 150gr bullets and up only
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Of the two, I prefer the 1-10 as well.
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1-9" remains my default favorite twist rate,in anything 7mm. That from 7BR to STW. It'd be a grand misdirection to muse that a 1-9" isn't sinister with 100's on up.
 
My 1-9" 280AI.................
 
 
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Originally posted by Relentless Pursuit Relentless Pursuit wrote:

1-9" remains my default favorite twist rate,in anything 7mm. That from 7BR to STW. It'd be a grand misdirection to muse that a 1-9" isn't sinister with 100's on up.
 
My 1-9" 280AI.................
 
 

im not in any place to argue with dan lilja, because thats what he recommends 1:10.
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Here's my only 1-10" .284",which do in fact happen to be a #6 contoured 22" Lilja,chambered 7-08. S/A 700,Badger M4,QRW's,3.5-10X M1 LR. Dan makes a fair tube,though I prefer others.
 
 
Couldn't formulate a reason not to go 1-9"....................(hint)
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Thanks everyone for your response on the 280AI twist question.  I'll be shooting mostly 140/150gr, occasionally 175gr.  Sounds like 9, or 10 twist will be okay.
Thanks again.
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I would go for a 1 in 9 or a 1 in 8.  My Hart barreled 280AI has a 1 in 8 because I wanted to shoot the 160 gr Accubond as my main bullet.  However it shoots the 140's and 150's equally well.
 
With today's tendency to make long bearing surface monometal bullets like the TSX or the E-Tip then a tighter twist might be what you want.  If you get a 1 in 10 and discover that it won't shoot the 150 gr E-Tip or the 160 gr TSX as well as you would like, then you have no options.
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You have to look long and hard for a Factory 7mm,that isn't 9" or 9" and modest change.
 
Hint................. 
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