Twist rate, can someone give me a crash course?

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  1. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83
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    Hi guys, I am curious about twist rate. I just picked up my Mega stripped lower a couple days ago and I was set on building a AR pistol but now I am thinking maybe not. I am however thinking a pistol caliber carbine would be really cool or maybe just another AR15 variant idk. I see often posted 1/9,1/8,1/7.... I understand that different twist rates are better for different weight bullets or different cartridges can someone school me here. I am considering a 9mm carbine or just another AR15 variant? I already have a carbine length AR and a Long range AR. What do I need to know in general for either a 5.56 twist rate and 9mm twist rate.

    I know 9mm has a really limited range but I was thinking of losing my sub2000. I just don't like it as much as I thought I would, maybe I will warm up to it down the road.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. Old Hick

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    Is this what you're looking for?

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  3. bruzer

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    Cool charts.
    Mike
     
  4. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83
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    Thanks for the chart, it looks like a 1 and 8 is best overall for most bullet weights. Thanks again.
     
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  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid
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    Those charts are just for 5.56. 9mm will be different.

    Twist is based on bullet length not weight. Most people use weight because longer bullets are usually heavier.
     
  6. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83
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    Thanks I knew the chart was just for 5.56, and I looked all over online for some 9mm twist rate info and it looks like I am screwed all I can really find is different opinions and also I now realize that there might be a handful of twist rates for the 9mm but I am only able to find 1 and 10 in stock and only at a few places.

    Thanks again for the help guys.
     
  7. Mecanik

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    Awesome charts. I wonder what Col Greenhill would have thought of them.
     

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