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Nam Twist

A buddy ask me if the new AR15/M16 if it has the same twist as back in the day? A dose it matter? TY

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3 years 46 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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TY

Ty, I hink That guy Will on that show where he builds guns in Louisana said there is a difference, but not enough to make anything out of it. I personally do not know. So I guess I should not have answered huh, no help right. JLC

3 years 46 weeks ago, 8:44 PM

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I think

it was 1.9 and now 1.7 for the different barrel length....

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 10:40 AM

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yes it matters

for bullet stabilization. On average 1:9 will be fine for 55-69 gr. give or take. If you're shooting heavier bullets like 75 gr, 1:9 will still work, but ideally you'll want 1:7 (or at least 1:8), especially if its a precision gun.

Faster twist = heavier bullet stabilization. Slower twist = lighter bullet stabilization.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 11:46 AM

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OK

do all the maker make it that way? TY

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 11:59 AM

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twist rate

i think i remember hearing they had a 1:12 rate at the time they were first made.cant say for sure,since ive never seen one with that twist,and just cause you read it in a book or on the net dosnt mean its true.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 12:11 PM

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1:12 twist

Yes, you can still find 1:12. I don't think it was mil issued, but not positive. I probably wouldn't go over 55 gr in a 1:12.
Tallguy- 1:9 used to be the standard for most manufacturers, but more and more are starting to make 1:7 because of demand for shooting heavier bullets at longer distances. ebear is a flamer.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 12:26 PM

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I'm wrong

I guess early issued M16A1's were 1:12 and some were 1:14... still not positive. Now everything is 1:9 or 1:7 tough.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 12:46 PM

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reaper

thanks for the clarification.the ar barrel i have is a 1:9,since its only a for fun gun,and a little coyote/bobcat shooter i figured it would work fine.55 gr fmjs are more accurate out of it than i would have thought.no problem hitin water bottles at 100+ yds with open sights.still needs a scope freefloat handguard installed,and backup sights,it should be a fairly good shooter after im done.65gr should work ok with that twist too i think,havent tried yet though.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 2:04 PM

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yeah

I usually run 55 and 62 gr through my 1:9. 65 gr will be fine.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 2:06 PM

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Ebear is a flamer

If u say so Reaper but I never will :>)

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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http://www.gunslot.com/forum/new-army-ammo-puts-mean-%E2%80%98green%E2%8...

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 4:29 PM

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Tallguy, won't tell?

hell he announces it!!!!

I mean hell, you fart and he bats his eyes!

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 45 weeks ago, 4:32 PM

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farts

maybe dats y my shorts r brown not white u think?

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