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Thread: Barrel twist

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    Boolit Master

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    Feb 2018

    Barrel twist

    Is there any kind of formula for calculating the best twist rate? Caliber, boolit weight, load, ft/sec, barrel length? Or is it just what has been known to preform well?

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    Boolit Bub bigbore52's Avatar
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    Feb 2015

    try Greenhill's ready made formula here :

    I've not used that link but the following Wiki link has the formula if you want to do it yourself:

    ....interesting most formulae such as Greenhill's rely on a constant and are limited to velocities sub 2400fps - I prefer to use Millers formula (based on Greenhills') that accounts for a greater number of variables including copper jacketed etc...
    His formula called the Miller Twist Rule can be found here

    Hope they help.....

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