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Thread: 225 Winchester twist rate

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Oct 2013

    225 Winchester twist rate

    I recently bought an old savage model 340 chambered in 225 winchester. I have not been able to find what twist rate this has. Can anybody help? Thanks.

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    Boolit Buddy eric123's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Boise Idaho
    When in doubt, a cleaning rod with a tight patch and a marker will let you know the actual twist rate of your rifle.

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    Mar 2016
    I would be shocked if it is anything other than 1-14" twist. I got to shoot a m70 varmint in .225 Win a few years ago and it was a tackdriver. Stock up on brass for your neat rifle.

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    Boolit Bub Uncle Dave's Avatar
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    Jul 2017
    St Charles, Mo.
    I have a custom barrel target rifle chambered in 225 Win and it is 1x14” twist just like it is recommended in other research I did. My research suggests projectiles in the 45-55 gr are best at that rate.
    Uncle Dave.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Apr 2014
    North Central Oklahoma
    1:14 according to Sierra 2nd and Speer #11

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