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#2548483 - 09/25/13 07:39 PM Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate
W. Chad Shultz Offline
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I just picked up a nice old BDL in 243. It is pre warning on the barrel, just wondering if anyone knows if it will be a 10 or a 9 twist?
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#2548488 - 09/25/13 07:48 PM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: W. Chad Shultz]
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Should be a 9 1/8"

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#2548528 - 09/25/13 08:55 PM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: Rich44]
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Originally Posted By: Rich44
Should be a 9 1/8"


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#2548551 - 09/25/13 09:56 PM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: W. Chad Shultz]
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I thought they were a 9and some change twist on the remingtons. Thanks for the help guys, she should like 100gr pills pretty well.
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#2548652 - 09/26/13 07:22 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: CatShooter]
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Originally Posted By: CatShooter
Originally Posted By: Rich44
Should be a 9 1/8"


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I'm inclined to believe Rich and Cat, but I thought they were a 10 twist as well.


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#2548701 - 09/26/13 10:28 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: Chupathingy]
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Originally Posted By: Chupathingy
Originally Posted By: CatShooter
Originally Posted By: Rich44
Should be a 9 1/8"


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I'm inclined to believe Rich and Cat, but I thought they were a 10 twist as well.


Chupa


They started with a 12" twist (when the cartridge was called the 244 Remington), cuz Rem saw the cartridge as a varmint round. Winchester saw it as a combo rifle for light deer and some varmint - so they came out with a 10" twist, and took the sales.

Remington tried to save the situation by "re-introducing" the 244 as the 6mm Remington, and giving the new name a 9-1/8" twist.

But it didn't catch on, in spite of the 6mm Rem being a better design cartridge.

Some say it was just too late, but others say that if Rem had kept the name 244 and just changed the twist, it would have caught on and taken over.

There is evidence of that - at that time (mid 60's) we (America) were not ready for metric sounding names that ended in "mm".

Remember the Remington "7mm Express"?? Nope - dead as a door nail.

It was discontinued quickly because of poor sales... but wait (if you call in the next 10 minutes smile )...

... the same 7mm Express cartridge reappeared a year or so later as the .280 Remington and it is a top seller.

So there is a lot of evidence that the 244 would have stayed alive (and beaten the 243), if they changed the twist and kept the name.

And now back to your regular programming.
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#2548705 - 09/26/13 10:34 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: W. Chad Shultz]
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Ok, I knew there was a reason I was associating a 10 twist with it.

Thanks
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#2548722 - 09/26/13 11:24 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: W. Chad Shultz]
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This link has pretty reliable information on barrel twist rates for cartridges that sometimes vary between rifle manufacturers and sub models of the same rifle from the same company.

http://www.deltagunshop.com/clearwater_reboring/factory_twist_rates.html
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#2549030 - 09/27/13 05:52 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: W. Chad Shultz]
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I have a 1959 Remington heavy barrel 700/243win it is 1-10.
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#2549351 - 09/28/13 12:07 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: willy1947]
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#2549353 - 09/28/13 12:12 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: willy1947]
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Originally Posted By: willy1947


I have a 1959 Remington heavy barrel 700/243win it is 1-10.




Very likely.

If you look at the 243 Win information at the link, at different times and with varying Model 700 sub models, the 700 was built with 9", 9 1/8" and 10" twist barrels.
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#2549389 - 09/28/13 08:15 AM Re: Older Rem 700 243 Twist rate [Re: Winny Fan]
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Originally Posted By: Winny Fan
Originally Posted By: willy1947


I have a 1959 Remington heavy barrel 700/243win it is 1-10.




Very likely.

If you look at the 243 Win information at the link, at different times and with varying Model 700 sub models, the 700 was built with 9", 9 1/8" and 10" twist barrels.


See when I bought the 700 I pulled a cleaning rod thru the bore. The old cleaning rod and black mark works every time.
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