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6.5-06 9 twist

28 Jul 2020
@ 11:15 pm (GMT)

David Gausepohl

Greetings from Texas!

I picked up a Remington 1903 Springfield action from a friend. He had already added a Montana 6.5 barrel, and it came with a nice wood stock, that needed inletting for the new barrel. However, the barrel is a 1-in-9" twist.

So am I out of luck if I want to use 140gr ELD-Ms and the like?
David G


29 Jul 2020
@ 06:20 am (GMT)

Scott Struif

Re: 6.5-06 9 twist
Hi, David. The “minimum recommended twist rate” is just that - a recommendation. A bit of keyholing/tumbling can be a good thing if accuracy doesn’t suffer. I’ve shot long-for-caliber bullets where the barrel twist is 1-rev-per-inch slower than the recommendation, with no keyholing. Depends on the individual gun, load.
29 Jul 2020
@ 10:41 am (GMT)

David Gausepohl

Re: 6.5-06 9 twist
Scott, that's kinda what I thought based upon reading, and also one of Nathan's videos. I have 129gr and 140gr bullets already that I use in my 6.5X55. Experiments to follow. -David
29 Jul 2020
@ 09:44 pm (GMT)

Chris Murphy

Re: 6.5-06 9 twist
You’ll be fine I set up a 6.5 rem mag with 9 twist and shot the 147 eldms at .4 moa
25 Aug 2020
@ 08:49 am (GMT)

David Gausepohl

Re: 6.5-06 9 twist
Thanks for the help. I'll post back my results; got to get this thing bedded first, then glass. -D
18 Dec 2020
@ 12:45 pm (GMT)

David Gausepohl

Re: 6.5-06 9 twist
Here's how it turned out. I did the stock shaping and finishing myself.


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