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The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

 
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:01 PM
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The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

Hi all,

I have an an old Remington 700 in .270 win that my Dad gave me that I want to make into a long range rig, shooting out to 800 to 1000 yards at deer. I am going to true and square the action, bed it in a Mcmillan edge stock, work over the trigger and put on a 27" Shilen barrel. The .270 win or not .270 win that is the question? Matrix Ballistics is making several bullets for the .277 that have really nice BC.


277 caliber VLD hunting bullets
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Caliber Inches: .277
Weight, grains: 165.0
Core Density, lb/ci-in: 0.4097
Core Weight, grains: 118.3
Jacket Density, lb/ci-in: 0.32
Jacket weight, lb/ci-in: 46.7
Ogive Radius, calibers: 13.0
Meplat Diameter, inches: 0.06
BC (static): 0.7381 .277 165GR VLD
$47/100 PCS


Caliber Inches: .277
Weight, grains: 175.0
Core Density, lb/ci-in: 0.4097
Core Weight, grains: 126.3
Jacket Density, lb/ci-in: 0.32
Jacket weight, lb/ci-in: 48.7
Ogive Radius, calibers: 13.0
Meplat Diameter, inches: 0.06
BC (static): 0.7828 .277 175GR VLD
$48/100 PCS



Caliber Inches: .277
Weight, grains: 165.0
Core Density, lb/ci-in: 0.4097
Core Weight, grains: 118.3
Jacket Density, lb/ci-in: 0.32
Jacket weight, lb/ci-in: 46.7
Ogive Radius, calibers: 13.0
Meplat Diameter, inches: 0.06
BC (static): 0.7381

Caliber Inches: .277
Weight, grains: 175.0
Core Density, lb/ci-in: 0.4097
Core Weight, grains: 126.3
Jacket Density, lb/ci-in: 0.32
Jacket weight, lb/ci-in: 48.7
Ogive Radius, calibers: 13.0
Meplat Diameter, inches: 0.06
BC (static): 0.7828

Is the old 270 going to be able to push these heavy pills ?
Will I need a 1-8 or 1-9 twist to keep the VLD's stabilized ?
I like the .270 win but maby I need to look at a different caliber ?

Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:08 PM
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Re: The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

Me personally, if I go 270 it will be in the WSM. You can push the matrix bullets pretty hard. Maybe consider that instead of the Winny. Otherwise I don't see why not. You just won't be breaking any speed barriers with it. I would opt for the 1:9 twist. You shouldn't need any tighter twist than that.

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Re: The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

Sorry about the double post on the bullet info.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:14 PM
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Re: The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

If I went with the WSM would I need to change out bolts?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:27 PM
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Re: The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

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If I went with the WSM would I need to change out bolts?
Yep, would need a magnum bolt face. Maybe doing a 270AI? If it worked for the 280, can't see why you couldn't do it with the 270.

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Re: The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

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If I went with the WSM would I need to change out bolts?
The bolt would work fine, you'd need to open the bolt face to accept the magnum. You'd also need to make modifications to get it feeding properly with the WSM.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:13 PM
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Re: The .270 win , or not the .270 win ?

How fast do you all think I could push a 165 gr or 175 gr out of the old .270 ?
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