1-10" is more common to handle the more streamline heavier weights. While I haven't run a program on the issue, I would say 1-12" is more appropriate. That said, I also have been a proponenet, of when in doubt a tad faster is better than a tad slower. If you are over stabilized slightly, you may find to things. At shorter range, it takes time for the bullet to "sleep", therefore you may not see it's real accuracy potenial untill 100-200 yds. Then again at extreme range their are other problems, But these range are way out there beyond the norm of hunting.
Personally, in a rifle barrel, I would go with the 12" twist if I had no plans of shooting anything over a 200 gr. VLD.
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable.
In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not provide the proper insulation and if they get wet all they are good for is giving you blisters. A common myth people share is that cotton socks will keep you cooler than wool because of the lighter fabric but I have noticed that wool socks in...