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Thread: Ruger America rifle twist too Fast ?

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    Boolit Man
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    Ruger America rifle twist too Fast ?

    I am shooting a NOE 225-55 MX3 grain GC in a 223 XP100 with a 1-12 twist very well. ( 19 grains H 4895/ no filler ) Searching for a rifle now & Ruger comes with a 1-9 twist. Is this twist too fast for my favorite boolit ?
    Thanks

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    The Ruger American Rifles have a 1-8" twist.

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    Boolit Master three50seven's Avatar
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    My Ruger American likes the 52gr Speer and Berger HP's and 20gr. Rel7, so I don't think you'll have problems with a 55gr boolit once you find the right load. I've found that it is VERY particular about bullet seating depth and prefers them to be seated rather long. I haven't shot any cast through it so no help there.

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