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What are the twists 22lr and 22wmr? What is the best twist?

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Hi tom what are the twists for krico 22lr and 22wmr? What is the best twist for 40gr? Is there any relation between the twist rate and barrel life?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Sorry, but I can not locate any information on Krico barrel twists. 95% of new 22 rimfire barrels have a 1-16 twist. This is for both the long rifle and magnum barrels.

Hart, Shilen and Shaw all have a 16 twist on their rimfire barrel blanks, Lilja is available with a 17 twist for magnums. I have also come across some 15 twists, but they are rare.

Douglas has from 13 to 17 twists on their blanks.

Tom

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