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Thread: New Twist for Henry Big Boy .44

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshotshoey View Post
    But by going 1 in 20, it won't hurt the performance of that factory ammo, and will open up a niche market for factory heavy boolits. Its a win-win. And it won't cost any more to produce. I don't see the issue.

    What is the twist rate of a common .44 mag revolver?
    SBH 44 is 1:20

    BH, Vaquero, 45 Colt 1:16
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougGuy View Post
    SBH 44 is 1:20

    BH, Vaquero, 45 Colt 1:16
    That's about what I thought. If the factory ammo performs in a handgun, then it will do as well or better in a rifle. There is absolutely no reasonable excuse not to get rid of the 1 in 38 altogether. At least I can't think of one. Other then Elmer might roll in his grave.

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    When I barreled my 1873 Uberti lever gun to .45 Colt in 1982 I specified that I wanted a Douglas barrel with a 1:16 twist. My gunsmith was surprised I wanted a fast twist until I told him that I might be shooting a 300 grain bullet and I want it stabilized at 150 yards. Regardless of the bullet, it eats the center out of 6 inch bulls at 25 yards. Anything slower is not going to as accurate out past 100 yards.
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