1:16" twist isn't special, it's just standard, has been for over a century. It's all that's needed to stabilize 40 gr lead bullets and turns out great accuracy with 22LR. If you want a faster twist, they are available. Remember, up until fairly recently, heavy-for-caliber bullets were very scarce in centerfire cartridges a.d didn't exist for rimfires.
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