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    Quote Originally Posted by electricmo View Post
    I just purchased a lower and am going to go the .223 Wylde route on the rest of the build. My plans are either a 18'' or 20'' barrel. I will mostly be shooting 55 to 62 grain bullets. I have been looking at possible twist rates of 1-9 or 1-8. There is a lot of different opinions out there. 1-8 seems like the route to go. However some people are getting better accuracy out of a 1-9. I will be shooting 99 % FMJ ammo. Anyone here experimented or have any insights?
    I have several uppers in HBAR profile in 223, 5.56, 223 Wylde all of the twist rates mentioned: 1-7, 1-8,1-9, 1-12. My 223 in 1-8 is a DCM legal Service rifle Match upper. Shoots very good with 55 grn FMJ BT. I have a 223 Wylde in a 24 inch Bull Config 1-7 ---this one shoots 62-77 grn bullets very well. I also have a Colt Comp Match upper in 5.56 1-9 twist rate and that also shoots 55 grn FMJ very well---this is 20 inch HBAR config.

    Also have 300Blk in 1-8 twist 16 in Medium weight CAR which shoots the 110 grn 30 cal bullets very accurately. The 1-12 twist I have is a Repro of the Vietnam M16---This is in Std Mil skinny barrel---seems to favor light bullets 55 grn being max. I got good results using 53 grn hollow points with this upper---it is a 20 inch barrel.

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    Finally got this gun finished. Installed a heavier buffer and a Nikon 4x12 scope. Just sent 35 rounds down range getting her sighted in and came up with a 3/4 group at a 100 yards with a barrel that isn't broke in yet. Cheap American eagle ammo. I'm pretty happy so far. She shoots smooth as silk. image.jpg
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