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Old 03-02-2009, 02:00 PM
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Default Max bullet weight VLS .223 remington?

Hey all,

Just picked up a Remington VLS in .223. Has a 1:12 twist. Based upon experiences, what is the max grain bullet this can handle?

Thanks,

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:48 PM
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no exp but my guess would be 55gr, maybe 60gr
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:34 AM
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Probably 60gr. MAYBE 62gr if you pushed it hard.

It's a shame that most factory bolt-action .223 Rem's are barreled with the slow twist only. I see that with a few models Savage is offering the .223 and .22-250 in both a slow and fast twist version. I know a LOT of .223 shooters are moving toward the heavier VLD style bullets to stretch out the .223's range, but if that's what you want to shoot you're left with either a custom barrel or an AR-15.

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Old 03-15-2009, 05:13 PM
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I've got the 64gr PP's to shoot in my 1:12 but that's about it...
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