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7mm & twist
Jul 24th, 2018 at 12:00am
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Which hunting bullets and weight are good for a 9.5 twist (26"- 284 win).. Pig and deer close to mid range.
Std Sako/Tikka twist is 9.5
  
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Re: 7mm & twist
Reply #1 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 7:53pm
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Might have to do an online search for that one.

I have a BRNO ZKK 7x57 which has the military twist rate of 1:8.66" and long throat for the original Spanish 173gr RN bullets.
I've shot bullet weights from 130 - 175gr in that and all were accurate enough for my moderately close range purposes - out to 200yds on a couple of occasions.

My favourite general purpose bullet weight these days (has been for a long time) is around 160grs - currently the 162gr Amax.

Your 1:9.5" should handle those (?), and of course the lighter bullets.

Bullets that have worked well for me in the past were 154gr Hornady Interlock - and the 150gr Remington Core-lokt's.

The 162gr Amax or ELD with it's remarkably high BC would be what I'd be looking at if I had your gun - or the flat base 154gr Interlock if I knew I wasn't going to be stretching it.
Another good 160gr was the Speer flat base bullet - if you can still get them.


  
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Re: 7mm & twist
Reply #2 - Jul 24th, 2018 at 10:17pm
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162eldx is for a 9.5, havnt shot them yet but should be good for all rangers
  
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Re: 7mm & twist
Reply #3 - Jul 25th, 2018 at 1:34pm
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lctikka wrote on Jul 24th, 2018 at 12:00am:
Which hunting bullets and weight are good for a 9.5 twist (26"- 284 win).. Pig and deer close to mid range.
Std Sako/Tikka twist is 9.5

150Gr to 162Gr for that twist rate. The 150 SGK is a surprisingly good bullet and is a nice price too. next step up would be a 154SST then I would go for Nosler partition in either 150Gr or 160Gr.
You don't need a high BC bullet for up to mid range, any of the bullets I listed will get you to 500Yds plus from a  284win
  
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