Published on 02-09-2015 02:00 PM
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Over the years Savage Arms has used three different twist rates on their firearms chambered for the .223 Remington cartridge. This is primarily due to the increase in bullet weights being used by the U.S. Military and NATO ammunition, and as the bullet weights went up the twist rate had to increase accordingly to ensure bullet stabilization. Savage used 1-9", 1-12" and 1-14" twist rates for rifles chambered in .223.