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Old 08-21-2010, 10:04 AM
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marlins twist from what i've read is 1 in 38 anyone know what rossi spins theirs at?
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:13 AM
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I believe they are 1 in 36 but I won't swear to it. Hopefully someone will chime in who knows for sure.
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Old 08-24-2010, 03:32 PM
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When Ruger introduced the first Ruger Auto in the early 1960's they used a 1 in 38" twist (as so many 44WCF's had done). It functioned well enough for the time and everyone followed suit. After all, it was a "woods" cartridge and folks don't need "that much" accuracy. And so it remained until Ruger brought out the 77 and 96 in .44 with a faster twist (1 in 20 or 22" I think), but the mindset had been well engrained and 1 in 38" it remains.

If that doesn't hurt your head enough, remember that Ruger had brought out their first handguns in .44 mag in 1956 with a rifling twist of 1 in 20" and were proven very accurate. Now, please explain why this proven technology was not carried over into a long gun from the same company five years later...!? ...I'm waiting...
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:23 PM
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Ok I guess I'll buy used one and have bbl made then send marlin the reason i'll not be buying a new one I'd kinda like my grabit and go pair to be of the same cal.
I'll never understand the thinking 'or lack thereof' of big biz
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:30 PM
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I have a Italian made Winchester 92 SRC by Cimarron. The twist rate on this one is 1 in 20.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by tuckerdog View Post
I'll never understand the thinking 'or lack thereof' of big biz
The odd thing is that the .357/1894C has a 1:16 twist rate, and shoots the heavier 180gr bullets like a champ.

I wanted a 1894 for ages, but the 1:38 twist just never had much good press for bullets in the 300gr+ range. So I bought one of the new 77/44's with a 1:20. It shoots everything from 200-300gr I've tried so far, and is very accurate with all of them.
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