1:11 Twist rate??

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I am having my Sako Rebarreled to a 260 Rem. I am keeping the factory barrel and thought about putting it on my Tikka and rethreading it and changing the caliber. I am wanting to use it for Varmint hunting. What cartridge would be best for a 1:11" twist?
 

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Re: 1:11 Twist rate??

Does any one know anything about the 20 Tactical?
 

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I have a Tikka made by Sako, you probably have the same brand, or not. I have No problems with the 1:11 twist though I wish it was a 1:10. From what I understand Sako makes most of there tac. guns with the 1:11 twist. Also, if you didn't know the length of your bullet NOT weight should be the primary factor when picking what bullet to shoot. Though there is no doubt a coralation between the two(weight and length). Glenn Daughtry and Brandon Webb(former Navy Seals) have a great book out entitled 21st Century Sniper. It's a good read...
 

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Re: 1:11 Twist rate??

The barrel will be off a Sako. I am wanting to re chamber it and have it put on a Tikka (made by Sako), which has a .223 bolt face.

So I am looking for a caliber that likes a 1:11 twist and uses a .223 bolt face for varmint hunting.
 

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11 twist in 223 sounds perfect to me. Varminting with 50 gr. ballistic tips @ 3200-3400 should keep you busy.
 

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Will that be a good twist for a 22-250? I noticed a lot of 22-250 are 1:14 but just want to check.

I like the 223 but already have 2 and wanting to try something different. I can always just stick with it If I decide to.
 

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I do not shoot 22-250. For me that would be a stop gap I don't need. Lots of varminters like that round though. I currently do not have a 'big' 12 twist and miss having one. A 26" 12 twist sendero profile is in my future.
 

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I was looking at a 20 Tactical round. It uses a 223 bolt face and launches 40gr V-max at 3575fps (223 rem 40gr ballistic tip launches at 3400fps). It uses a 223 rem brass necked down to a 20 cal. But have not heard of anyone using the 20 Tac round before.