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Most shooters use bullets no heavier than 405 grains or so for the most part. That would make 1-18 and 1-22 twists most useful here.

1-8 is just plain ridiculous, as is 1-10.

Keep in mind that you can never say "never" about shooting cast bullets......you may buy some reasonably priced commercial offerings as they're quite a bit cheaper than jacketed and many shoot well. Too much twist is cast bullet unfriendly.

More food for thought; even the long range blackpowder shooters firing huge, long bullets of up to 550+ grains at moderate speeds of only 1100 fps have twists no faster than 1-16, so 1-18 ought to be a gracious plenty for a levergun shooting stubbier bullets at higher speeds most of the time. I wouldn't go any faster than that.
 

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Thanks 35remington. I've posted this same question on a couple other sites also and it seems as if everyone just reads the factory spec's for the 1895 and recommends a 1-20" or 1-22" twist rate. My thoughts mirrored your own for a faster twist rate in a barrel this short while using higher velocity ammo. The difference being that my opinion was entirely supposition and yours seems to be based on factual knowledge.
I think some of the faster twist rates on that list are meant more for handguns than rifles, but I haven't asked the barrel maker yet. As it is, I think I'll be going with my first choice, the 8 groove 1-18" twist rate, unless the barrel manufacturer comes up with a more convincing option.
Thanks again.
 
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