Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist? - Graybeard Outdoors
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boones Mill, Virginia
Posts: 423
Default Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

Am I going to get 40 grain V-maxes to stablize with my 1-9 twist barrel? Don
doninva is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: SE New Mexico
Posts: 2,575
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

I have a Stevens 200 .223. I don't have a clue what the twist is but I would guess 1-9. What ever rate it has, it shoots 40 grain Sierra HPs in .6-.7" groups at 100 yards. Since it does so good with these I haven't tried the V-maxes but I would expect about the same results.
oldandslow is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boones Mill, Virginia
Posts: 423
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

Thats great to hear. Some have said the 1-9 won't shoot bullets under 50 grains. Don
doninva is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 12:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 516
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

Rule of thumb is heavier bullets go better with faster twists. Note that it is a general rule of thumb and does not apply w/o fail to all rifles. Best thing to do is load a batch of ammo and try 'em out.
mountainview is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-22-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boones Mill, Virginia
Posts: 423
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

Thats what I'm going to do. If they won't stablize, at least I can sling some lead ;D. Thanks, Don
doninva is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 08:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 221
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

They'll stabilize just fine. I'd be more concerned that if they are a lightly constructed bullet and you get them going too fast that they might "blow up" in mid air due to centrifugal force. If you're shooting and not hitting the paper I'd look into that possibility.
84Jim is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-24-2010, 11:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ozark foothill's Mo.
Posts: 101
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 84Jim
that they might "blow up" in mid air
That would be cool if you could see it

I believe everything that happen's, or will happen,was created, or created in the future, GOD knew and created from the very beginning of the foundation of the universe. Dale
possum6 is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 11:48 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 852
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

my model 200 has no problems from 45 to 75 gr bullets
351 power is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Boones Mill, Virginia
Posts: 423
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

351power, thats even better to hear ;D. I have several size bullets coming to try. Thanks, Don
doninva is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Central (NM that is)
Posts: 376
Default Re: Stevens 200 .223 1-9 twist?

With modern bullets the only issue with spinning the crap out of them is that any manufacturing flaw (non-uniformity in jacket thickness causing the center of gravity not to be in line with the geometric center of the bullet for example) will cause the bullet to wobble a bit or fly with the nose of the bullet not in line with the line of travel (stable but cocked up and to one side like a punt in football that has a good spiral on it) and hurt accuracy. Your groups might open up a small bit with inexpensive lighter bullets. With the better bullets, you won't notice it. Short of spinning lighter constructed bullets (made for the .22 Hornet) apart, you can't really "overstablize" a bullet and that 1:9 twist will comfortably stabilize the heavier pills.
helotaxi is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Graybeard Outdoors forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome