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SparkYZ
10-15-2013, 7:43 AM
I have a Savage 110 from the late 90's. .223, long action, staggered feed internal magazine....how do I figure out what the rifling is? Rather than spending money I don't have on a 308 gun, I'd like to get good with this....I would like to know what weight bullet it likes

gotshotgun?
10-15-2013, 7:49 AM
Start shooting different loads and see what works best?

SparkYZ
10-15-2013, 8:05 AM
I meant bullet weight. I'd like to get a starting point because 223 is still hard to find. I have tons of 55gr, but would like to know what else is common

diverwcw
10-15-2013, 8:10 AM
Try this, no hard science to it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdoCNZBlRGQ

Seems to me nearly all .223 rifles are set up for up to 55 grain bullets. When you need heavier bullets I think is when the rifling needs to change.

SparkYZ
10-15-2013, 8:16 AM
Try this, no hard science to it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdoCNZBlRGQ

Seems to me nearly all .223 rifles are set up for up to 55 grain bullets. When you need heavier bullets I think is when the rifling needs to change.

Thanks!

jetman624
10-15-2013, 3:10 PM
55gr will shoot adequately out of most anything chambered in .223, but there is a range of bullet wights for any rifling, and some definitely shoot better than others depending on what you have.

postal
10-15-2013, 4:49 PM
Jag and a tight fitting patch- mark your cleaning rod for 0,7,8,9,10,11,12 inches.. (put 0 about 10 inches down the rod.. and measure 7-12 on it from that 0 mark... carefully insert the rod to your 0 mark and track it for 1 full turn and measure the twist that way.

Should only take a couple minutes to figure out.

Bhobbs
10-15-2013, 5:20 PM
Email Savage with your serial number and ask.

bitethebullet
10-15-2013, 5:29 PM
Savages in .223 are typically 1:9 twist. Typically you can shoot weights anywhere from 50-73gr bullets. Right now I'm trying some Berger 75gr VLD's and they seem to be pretty consistent out to 600. Still working up loads. 69-73's she to shoot really well out of my Savage. As always though.....results may vary....

SparkYZ
10-15-2013, 6:40 PM
So some of you guys are reliably getting out to 600?

bitethebullet
10-17-2013, 7:23 PM
No problem getting out to 600 with some of the heavier weight projectiles. Some of the 55's or lighter end up drifting a bit in the breeze, but can still get just outside of MOA with them.